[Skiboot] [PATCH] README: document output files
joel at jms.id.au
Wed Feb 28 16:45:44 AEDT 2018
On Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 4:13 PM, Joel Stanley <joel at jms.id.au> wrote:
> A grumpy BMC developer was wondering which file to flash to the machines
> they were testing on. They longed for the old days where the answer was
> 'skiboot.lid'. Alas, those days are long past.
> This updates the readme with a list of the current output formats and
> where you might want to use them.
> Signed-off-by: Joel Stanley <joel at jms.id.au>
> README.md | 19 +++++++++++++++++++
> 1 file changed, 19 insertions(+)
> diff --git a/README.md b/README.md
> index 8d4d9a37aed1..62f924cb6abe 100644
> --- a/README.md
> +++ b/README.md
> @@ -123,6 +123,25 @@ You probably want to read the linux
> https://kernel.org/doc/html/latest/process/submitting-patches.html as
> much of it applies to skiboot.
> +## Output files
> +The Skiboot build process produces a bunch of different outputs. This is what
> +they are, and where you should use them:
> + skiboot.elf: The output of the linker. Don't flash to a system, but useful when debugging
> + skiboot.lid: The raw binary object, named .lid because IBM. Flash this on
> + really old P8 systems, the POWER Functional Simulator (mambo), or
> + FSP systems
> + skiboot.lid.stb: Lid wrapped with secure boot header. Use on FSP systems
> + skiboot.lid.xz: Compressed raw binary. Use this on a OpenPower P8
> + skiboot.lid.xz.stb: Compressed raw binary wrapped with a secure boot header.
> + Use this on OpenPower P8 systems
That should say "OpenPower P9 systems"
> ## License
> See LICENSE
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