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authorJason Cooper <jason@lakedaemon.net>2013-12-01 23:56:28 +0000
committerGrant Likely <grant.likely@linaro.org>2014-02-20 15:53:39 +0000
commitf4d4ffc03efc864645b990e1d579bbe1b8e358a4 (patch)
tree6251d7baf9fb1e92e0712611319ff10118c9311e /Makefile
parentARM: mvebu: Allows to get the SoC ID even without PCI enabled (diff)
kbuild: dtbs_install: new make target
Unlike other build products in the Linux kernel, there is no 'make *install' mechanism to put devicetree blobs in a standard place. This commit adds a new 'dtbs_install' make target which copies all of the dtbs into the INSTALL_DTBS_PATH directory. INSTALL_DTBS_PATH can be set before calling make to change the default install directory. If not set then it defaults to: $INSTALL_PATH/dtbs/$KERNELRELEASE. This is done to keep dtbs from different kernel versions separate until things have settled down. Once the dtbs are stable, and not so strongly linked to the kernel version, the devicetree files will most likely move to their own repo. Users will need to upgrade install scripts at that time. v7: (reworked by Grant Likely) - Moved rules from arch/arm/Makefile to arch/arm/boot/dts/Makefile so that each dtb install could have a separate target and be reported as part of the make output. - Fixed dependency problem to ensure $KERNELRELEASE is calculated before attempting to install - Removed option to call external script. Copying the files should be sufficient and a build system can post-process the install directory. Despite the fact an external script is used for installing the kernel, I don't think that is a pattern that should be encouraged. I would rather see buildroot type tools post process the install directory to rename or move dtb files after installing to a staging directory. - Plus it is easy to add a hook after the fact without blocking the rest of this feature. - Move the helper targets into scripts/Makefile.lib with the rest of the common dtb rules Signed-off-by: Jason Cooper <jason@lakedaemon.net> Signed-off-by: Grant Likely <grant.likely@linaro.org> Cc: Michal Marek <mmarek@suse.cz> Cc: Russell King <linux@arm.linux.org.uk> Cc: Rob Herring <robh+dt@kernel.org>
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diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
index 606ef7c4a544..90556da6959d 100644
--- a/Makefile
+++ b/Makefile
@@ -727,6 +727,13 @@ export KBUILD_IMAGE ?= vmlinux
export INSTALL_PATH ?= /boot
+# INSTALL_DTBS_PATH specifies a prefix for relocations required by build roots.
+# Like INSTALL_MOD_PATH, it isn't defined in the Makefile, but can be passed as
+# an argument if needed. Otherwise it defaults to the kernel install path
# INSTALL_MOD_PATH specifies a prefix to MODLIB for module directory
# relocations required by build roots. This is not defined in the
# makefile but the argument can be passed to make if needed.