[flashrom] [RFC] Layout *file* handling...

Stefan Reinauer stefan.reinauer at coreboot.org
Fri Jul 12 08:40:02 CEST 2013

On 7/11/13 9:42 AM, Stefan Tauner wrote:
> This is slightly related to the write strategy discussion, so I'll
> hijack its thread. While rebasing my layout patch set I rewrote the
> layout file parser. It is now more flexible and it would be easy to
> support more features. One feature it does already support are comments
> starting with a # (anywhere in a line).
> ATM it parses all previously valid layout files (AFAIK) and it should
> continue to do so, even if they are not too common yet. We do not know
> the exact numbers of usage, so breaking an unknown number of systems
> does not seem like a good idea. We could and should provide a script
> that converts 1.0 files to 2.0 syntax though. That should be trivial
> anyway.
Current layout files have not ever been used afaik, except by a customer 
of mine who went out of business several years ago. Feel free to just 
deprecate the old format, instead of engineering a tedious migration path.


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