[coreboot] [PATCH]Allow components to add files to CBFS

Joseph Smith joe at settoplinux.org
Wed Dec 15 15:48:18 CET 2010

On 12/15/2010 09:10 AM, Patrick Georgi wrote:
> Am Mittwoch, 15. Dezember 2010, um 14:36:51 schrieb Joseph Smith:
>> Hmm, still a little confused what you mean here. So your patch just
>> reworks the code to handle all binary blobs the same???
> It provides an easier way to add binary components.
> Right now we add them to Kconfig and have common code that switches based on
> these Kconfig flags in src/arch/x86/Makefile.inc.
> With this patch, if a chipset component requires some binary, it can add that
> binary to the build easily without having to touch global code.
Ok, so does it just search for the file names and if found adds them to 
the build?

> src/arch/x86/Makefile.inc contains code for MBI, which is (as far as I can see)
> specific to a single chipset. That simply doesn't belong in there, but so far
> there is no other way to do it.
Oh no, the MBI code can work with all Intel chipsets with tv-out and 
lvds capabilities (whether internal or external). Currently only 
i945/ICH7 and i830/ICH4 use it...and another one is coming soon :-)

> Future chipsets will require more of that rather than less. The growing use of
> embedded controllers, even in desktop chipsets, also plays a part in this.

> What this patch doesn't do is to rewire our existing binary component handling
> to use the new framework.
Ok good.

Acked-by: Joseph Smith <joe at settoplinux.org>

> That's a separate step.
Hmm, I think the "separate step" will require some major testing.... I 
really do not want MBI to get broken.

Joseph Smith

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