[coreboot] How to handle vbt.bin

Matt DeVillier matt.devillier at gmail.com
Thu Apr 5 18:34:59 CEST 2018

On Thu, Apr 5, 2018 at 11:29 AM, Nico Huber <nico.h at gmx.de> wrote:

> On 05.04.2018 18:15, Matt DeVillier wrote:
> > my instinct is to put it in the 3rd party blobs repo, since it's added to
> > the CBFS w/o modification (ie, is treated like a blob), unlike the SPD
> hex
> > files which are selectively ordered and assembled into the spd.bin (ie,
> > treated as source).
> Files are concatenated, I don't see how this is treating sth. as source.
> >
> > For the example case you sited of users building coreboot images for
> > Chromebooks (eg), they still need numerous other platform/device specific
> > blobs (ie, FSP), so having the vbt alone in the main repo is really not
> of
> > any consequence.
> That's very wrong. For instance I would have added Skylake+ backlight
> support to coreboot over a year ago if the information wasn't hidden in
> a secret lair. Not having information published early and conveniently
> accessible is always of consequence. You might just not know in what
> ways yet. ;)

I meant having the vbt in the main repo vs blobs repo wasn't of any
for building upstream coreboot images, given that other blobs are still
But agree that either location is better than none :)

> > I'd also like to see those other required blobs in the
> > 3rd party blobs repo, but that's an entirely separate issue :)
> True.
> Nico
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