[coreboot] How to handle vbt.bin
zoran.stojsavljevic at gmail.com
Sun Apr 15 13:32:06 CEST 2018
On Sun, Apr 15, 2018 at 12:48 PM, Patrick Rudolph <siro at das-labor.org>
> On Thu, 2018-04-05 at 11:34 -0500, Matt DeVillier wrote:
> > 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).
> > >
> I would like to see them in 3rd party repo, as we don't process them,
> as Matt pointed out.
> > > Files are concatenated, I don't see how this is treating sth. as
> > > source.
> > >
> They are changed from ASCII/text to binary format, so yes it's a 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
> > consequence
> > for building upstream coreboot images, given that other blobs are
> > still needed.
> > 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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