[yocto] [OE-core] [PATCH 1/2] barebox: add initial support
alex.kanavin at gmail.com
Wed Feb 15 07:12:36 PST 2023
There was a parallel conversation on the irc meanwhile; we've
concluded that Enrico will look into adding qemu based tests for
barebox into oe-selftest like we already have for EFI bootloaders, and
there will be a new patchset then.
On Wed, 15 Feb 2023 at 16:01, Enrico Jörns <ejo at pengutronix.de> wrote:
> Am Mittwoch, dem 15.02.2023 um 15:11 +0100 schrieb Alexander Kanavin:
> > On Wed, 15 Feb 2023 at 14:53, Otavio Salvador
> > <otavio.salvador at ossystems.com.br> wrote:
> > > I think the Barebox inside OE-Core allows a bigger integration and
> > > reuse of existing tooling for signing and other classes currently well
> > > integrated with U-Boot. For me, a critical point for decision is if
> > > Pengutronix will commit to support it.
> > You should be well aware there's a history of people contributing
> > stuff to core and even assigning themselves as maintainers, then
> > disappearing.
> If possible I would add my name with the above-mentioned Mailing list to the maintainers file.
> This ensures I am responsible but not the only one reading the mails.
> > And then it falls (largely) on me to keep things
> > (barely) going. What happens if ptx withdraws its commitment? Can I
> > then send a commit that removes barebox from core? Imagine the angry
> > lynch mob that will show up after my head.
> I am fully ok with removing barebox again if we fail maintaining it properly.
> Should I sign this somewhere? ;)
> > Adding things to core is a decision that cannot be easily reversed, so
> > I'd rather have barebox in meta-barebox for a while, with any needed
> > fixing to classes and infra in core.
> It has been in meta-ptx since 2015 and in meta-barebox since 2016. I would call that 'a while' :)
> Best regards, Enrico
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