[coreboot] [RFC] coreboot image marker

Peter Stuge peter at stuge.se
Sun Dec 7 03:42:00 CET 2008

Jordan Crouse wrote:
> LAR desperately needs this - a master header would solve problems
> in multiple fields at once.

It goes directly against one original design goal of lar that I
consider to be essential (the larball is a series of independent
files) and I do not understand all the benefits.

This lar feature comes from the desire to support the use case of
replacing single files in the lar in flash without any modifications
being needed in any other part of the flash chip.

One way to preserve that goal while still providing the information
you desire would be to store any master header in a separate file in
the lar.

I think it is important to keep the non-structure of larballs.


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