[coreboot] v3 build process and lar flags

ron minnich rminnich at gmail.com
Thu Feb 21 17:42:55 CET 2008

On Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 8:16 AM, Myles Watson <mylesgw at gmail.com> wrote:
>  It seems like the build would be cleaner if we had two lists of files to add
>  to the lar and added them in two steps.
>  lar -c coreboot.rom $(NOCOMPRESS_FILES) -s $(ROM_SIZE) ...
>  lar -a coreboot.rom $(COMPRESS_FLAG) $(COMPRESSIBLE_FILES)
>  The unfortunate thing with the nocompress:file:lar_path style is that it
>  makes it difficult to add support for other flags, unless you specify a flag
>  ordering.  For example imagine if you wanted to add a flag specifying to add
>  the file as close to the end as possible, etc.
>  The reason I was interested is I still think the cleanest way is to allow
>  repacking of lar files (i.e., no intermediate format), but I don't see a
>  good way to add that option with the current usage model for lar.

that idea looks really good to me, if you can make it work. I like it anyway.
The per-file flags are somewhat hard to parse.

I think we might want a pass for 'lar z' as well.

I hope this does not cause as much argument as the other ideas :-)

Anyway, want to drop a patch on us?


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