On Fri, 2 Feb 2024 at 10:30, Simon Glass <s...@chromium.org> wrote:
> Add a script which produces a Flat Image Tree (FIT), a single file
> containing the built kernel and associated devicetree files.
> Compression defaults to gzip which gives a good balance of size and
> performance.
> The files compress from about 86MB to 24MB using this approach.
> The FIT can be used by bootloaders which support it, such as U-Boot
> and Linuxboot. It permits automatic selection of the correct
> devicetree, matching the compatible string of the running board with
> the closest compatible string in the FIT. There is no need for
> filenames or other workarounds.
> Add a 'make image.fit' build target for arm64, as well.
> The FIT can be examined using 'dumpimage -l'.
> This uses the 'dtbs-list' file but processes only .dtb files, ignoring
> the overlay .dtbo files.
> This features requires pylibfdt (use 'pip install libfdt'). It also
> requires compression utilities for the algorithm being used. Supported
> compression options are the same as the Image.xxx files. Use
> FIT_COMPRESSION to select an algorithm other than gzip.
> While FIT supports a ramdisk / initrd, no attempt is made to support
> this here, since it must be built separately from the Linux build.
> Signed-off-by: Simon Glass <s...@chromium.org>
> ---
> Changes in v10:
> - Make use of dtbs-list file
> - Mention dtbs-list and FIT_COMPRESSION
> - Update copyright year
> - Update cover letter to take account of an applied patch

Is there any news on this patch, please?


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