[Skiboot] [RFC PATCH 00/13] Rework flash TOC generation

Stewart Smith stewart at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Tue Dec 5 16:54:36 AEDT 2017

Adriana Kobylak <anoo at us.ibm.com> writes:
> Stewart Smith <stewart at linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote on 12/03/2017 11:34:25 
> PM:
>> >> 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 :)
> The script that creates the toc in phosphor-mboxd is using output from 
> pflash
> to recreate the part partition. Probably not the best plan...
> Maybe this is a good time to talk about changing what has now become an 
> "ABI" :)

Yeah, I think part of it is going to be starting to pull apart what
op-build does TBH. There's just way too many random large perl scripts
and random binaries there.

My guess is doing that is probably about a week's worth of work :/

Stewart Smith
OPAL Architect, IBM.

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