From: Jiri Pirko [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: 25 June 2009 20:58
To: Peter Lemenkov
Cc: fedora-arm(a)redhat.com; Kedar Sovani
Subject: Re: [fedora-arm] Ok, my ARM machine works quite well,
but how can I help you?
Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 05:18:29PM CEST, lemenkov(a)gmail.com wrote:
>2009/6/25 Jiri Pirko <jpirko(a)redhat.com>:
>>>> Also, I plan to provide instructions on how to set up
>>>> my Western Digital's MyBook (and, probably, pre-built
>>>> bootloader(s) and kernel).
>> I want to do the same for Beagleboard. Also I'm thinking
about adding kernel rpm
>> directly for Beagle. Is there any activity to build board-
>Someone created pre-built kernel for SheevaPlug. That's all
>Anyway, we should start providing them. But before, I think
>should come to an agreement regarding common subset of kernel
>(filesystems, handware, etc). I thinkit may simplify the
Agree, but this would be very board-spacific. But e.g. config
usb-devices etc should should be the same.
The fedora kernel repository has a nice way of managing the configuration differences with
a merge.pl script. Every architecture specifies only the configuration options that
differ, and the rest are picked from the standard template.
The current ARM "kernel" rpm is only a placeholder/dummy rpm which satisfies the
"provides" etc. dependencies of other packages.
How should we go about the multiple kernels approach:
1. create multiple kernel rpms for multiple boards? kernel-sheevaplug, kernel-beagle,
2. create a single kernel rpm with multiple images stored within it?
3. forget the kernel rpm, let each board have its own pre-built kernel binary available?
Since anyway most of the people will probably burn the kernel separately on the flash?
>With best regards!