[Skiboot] [RFC PATCH 00/13] Rework flash TOC generation
cyril.bur at au1.ibm.com
Tue Dec 5 14:49:35 AEDT 2017
On Mon, 2017-12-04 at 16:34 +1100, Stewart Smith wrote:
> Cyril Bur <cyril.bur at au1.ibm.com> writes:
> > > how close is this to being able to produce a binary identical FFS image
> > > to the existing tooling?
> > >
> > I'm pretty sure that at time of posting, it was identical to what I
> > could wget from openpower.xyz as build pnors. In previous iterations of
> > this patch it was also true, and things magically changed...
> > Definitely worth a recheck - perhaps I could add it as part of a test.
> > Bit of a wget and diff situation, that might be fragile because the XML
> > would need to be converted
> Sounds fragile :)
> If we just did it once and added a test with that layout and checking
> the bits matched, I'd be happy.
Ah but need all the intermediary build files - arg that test is
becoming a bit of a nightmare to write.
Maybe get op-build to use both methods for a while and always compare
the results, would be much less of a headache.
> > > We have a different CSV format for FFS in phosphor-mboxd too, perhaps
> > > Adriana can chime in if it's possible/plausible to move to just one
> > > representation, as this could help simplify our PNOR building process.
> > >
> > Hmm I remember thinking that the phosphor-mbox CSV was pretty close. Of
> > course its possible that the one here grew a bit in complexity.
> Yeah, the multiple flash sides and all that probably made things
> horrific :)
> > > I'd *really* like to rip out openpower-ffs and other related crap from
> > > the op-build process and just replace it with this, largely because this
> > > has a remote chance of being maintained and a remote chance of not
> > > bringing in 13,000 lines of useless junk with it.
> > >
> > Strong ack!
> > > In theory at least, ffspart ond the openbmc image building utility could
> > > just take the same input and output a different image.
> > >
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