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

Richard Weinberger richard at nod.at
Wed Nov 16 22:50:08 PST 2022

----- Ursprüngliche Mail -----
> Von: "Christoph Hellwig" <hch at infradead.org>
> 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.."

Well, FIT is not something strange invented by SoC companies, it comes from u-boot
and is more or less a de-facto standard.
While I agree that using the block layer for partition parsing is questionable
I think supporting these images in Linux is a worthwhile goal.


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