[coreboot] abuild: building ROMs with payloads?

Cristi Magherusan Cristi.Magherusan at net.utcluj.ro
Mon Jul 27 04:59:24 CEST 2009


What do you think about enhancing abuild to optionally support building
ROM images containing payloads?

For example, we could compile all the currently available payloads and
create images ready to be used for all the supported boards, so that
users only need to fetch the desired image and burn it. The images could
be created either with payload compressed/uncompressed, and so on.

The payloads that take a lot of time to compile or make, like LAB or its
derivations (AVATT, LBDistro, etc.) could be provided as binary blobs
and downloaded at runtime, but any other payload could be downloaded
also if the abuild user wants not to compile them by himself. 

Payloads like bayou could be pre-configured to contain a couple of
variations of possible appealing setups, like coreinfo+FILO.


Ing. Cristi Măgherușan, System/Network Engineer
Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
http://cc.utcluj.ro  +40264 401247
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