[Xenomai] [patch] prepare_kernel.sh --board argument

Gregory Dymarek gregd72002 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 4 11:22:34 CEST 2014

Will create a new patch later on.
I really like this approach.


On 4 April 2014 10:16, Gilles Chanteperdrix
<gilles.chanteperdrix at xenomai.org> wrote:
> On 04/02/2014 07:37 PM, Gregory Dymarek wrote:
>> Hi,
>> From ealier discussion - given the evolution pace of ARM platforms, it
>> seems we will always have -pre and -post patches, so it would make
>> sense to add this support to prepare-kernel.sh.
>> Included patch that adds support for --board parameter to the
>> prepare_kernel.sh script. This will cause prepare_kernel.sh to apply
>> automatically pre and post patches if available.
>> When --board is provided the script will look for optional board
>> patches in the folder that ipipe patch is and in $board subfolder if
>> exsists.
>> It expects the patch name to be: {ipipe_base_name}-{board_name}-{pre,post}-*
>> Where {ipipe_base_name} is the ipipe name before the last '-'.
>> Example:
>> For ipipe-core-3.10.18-arm-1.patch and --board=raspberry it will look for:
>> - ipipe-core-3.10.18-arm-raspberry-{pre,post}-*.patch
> Hi Gregory,
> sorry for not answering earlier. The --board argument looks
> complicated, and misleading. Complicated because it imposes restrictions
> on -pre and -post patch names which do not exist currently. Misleading,
> because applying pre- and post- patches is not
> really board specific but more specific to kernel forks, which may more
> aim at supporting SOC or even SOC family peripherals, but are not
> restricted to that (think of Android for instance). Anyway, it would
> be much simpler to modify the --ipipe argument to allow passing a list
> of patches separated by comas.
> For instance
> prepare-kernel.sh --ipipe patch1.patch,patch2.patch,patch3.patch
> would apply the three patches patch1.patch, path2.patch and patch3.patch
> sequentially.
> Regards.
> --
>                                                                 Gilles.

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