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Re: Use genimage for disk-image creation.

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Use genimage for disk-image creation.
Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2020 16:44:39 +0200
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Danny Milosavljevic <address@hidden> skribis:

> from the standpoint of ARM it would be really good to be able to reuse
> genimage config files from buildroot.

Well, we can have a parser.  :-)

>From an engineering viewpoint, it seems weird to add a C parser that
basically shells out to other tools when we could just invoke those
commands directly and hopefully get more control and better error

> In fact, partition layout is a major pain in the ass to get right on ARM.
> If we want to support a large number of ARM platforms, that would
> mean the partitioning would be fixed and not user-modifyable anyway.

Oh, really?  I’m surprised partitioning causes problems (though I’m
not familiar with embedded dev!).


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