[PATCH v5 3/4] partitions/efi: add support for uImage.FIT sub-partitions

Christoph Hellwig hch at infradead.org
Wed Nov 16 22:00:25 PST 2022

On Thu, Nov 17, 2022 at 12:19:10AM +0000, Daniel Golle wrote:
> While weirdness is certainly subjective, uImage.FIT is not just a
> random image format but used by a great majority of headless embedded
> Linux devices out there. It's the default image format of many of the
> SDKs distributed by chip vendors such as Allwinner, Marvell, MediaTek,
> NXP, Qualcomm/Atheros, ...

"Look see, my weird format is used by all these companies building
crappy SOCs, it is not weird.."

> Please let me know if this sounds acceptable, so I won't put effort
> into implementing something which will then be rejected again after 5
> iterations on the mailing list for reasons which could have been
> expressed from the beginning. An RFC for this series was posted on
> 2022-04-25 [1], I wouldn't have worked months to fix all requests of
> other maintainers and tested it on a variety of different hardware
> knowing that the whole approach will be NACK'ed...

If people ignore something that is obviously broken they might just hope
for it to go away, becaue often it does.

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