[PATCH] ARM: configs: aspeed: Add support for USB flash drives

Andrew Jeffery andrew at aj.id.au
Mon Nov 15 11:26:33 AEDT 2021

On Sat, 13 Nov 2021, at 10:59, Zev Weiss wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 12, 2021 at 12:29:31PM PST, Adriana Kobylak wrote:
>>From: Adriana Kobylak <anoo at us.ibm.com>
>>Add support to detect USB flash drives and create the /dev/sd* devices.
>>Also add support for vfat to support USB drives formatted as FAT32.
>>This support will be used to enable firmware updates via USB flash
>>drives where the firmware image is stored in the USB drive and it's
>>plugged into the BMC USB port.
> Hmm, how common is it for BMCs to have a USB port?  Perhaps it's more so
> than I realize, but at least in my (admittedly somewhat limited)
> experience I've yet to encounter one that does, so I'm wondering how
> appropriate these options are for the aspeed-g5 defconfig if they might
> just end up as a bunch of code that's never executed on most BMCs.

The intent with the Aspeed defconfigs was to enable options that 
provide a broad coverage of features used by e.g. upstream OpenBMC 
systems. This aids kernel maintenance for OpenBMC. The platform 
configuration in OpenBMC should provide a kernel config that only 
enables options relevant to that specific platform. With this in mind I 
think it's fine that USB support is enabled in the defconfigs.


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