[PATCH 1/3] Add a dedicated function to query debug action to board_api

Werner Almesberger werner at openmoko.org
Mon Jan 19 01:05:02 CET 2009

Mike (mwester) wrote:
> So where *have* all the developers who could do this gone to, then? :(

There may not be so many who feel confident they could do it in the
first place. Integration demands a great amount of experience, even
if the actual task may be fairly simple. It's all about making the
right choices at the crossroads, the ones that doesn't lead you into
the quicksand.

> But no matter - any tools will do for this.  I've put together a
> prototype simply by hacking an existing JFFS2 image with a little
> scripting added.

Is this something you plan to evolve ?

By the way, in order to clear some of the obstacles on the kernel
side, I put together a basic system from packages. It's *very*
simple, just a proof of concept that boots into initramfs and gives
you a busybox shell on serial and USB serial gadget.


The interesting bit is the kernel configuration. In order to build
a kernel with it, you need the CONFIG_PM and PWM config dependency
patches I've sent yesterday.

> I wonder how many folks are thinking "I
> have a real cool idea, but I think I'll wait until one of the top four
> or five distros emerges as a winner and stabilizes a bit".

Hmm, that would be bad :-( However, I do wonder what the relative
popularity of the distributions is. 

- Werner

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