[OpenWrt-Devel] [PATCH 2/3] build: use options to add kernels/dtbs in rootfs

Luka Perkov luka at openwrt.org
Mon Aug 11 16:48:52 EDT 2014

On Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 10:06:27PM +0200, Felix Fietkau wrote:
> On 2014-08-11 10:47, Luka Perkov wrote:
> > Use support for options to enable targets and profiles select kernel or dtb
> > inclusion by default.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Luka Perkov <luka at openwrt.org>
> What's the rationale for having this stuff as config options in the
> first place? It seems to me that it makes a lot more sense to control
> this from the target's image/Makefile.

Here are the reasons:

* Simplified image/Makefile for targets, no extra ifdefs
* Users can select if they want to include kernel/dtb or not - it is not
hardcoded in the image/Makefile. For example, if one is building ramdisk
image only no need to include kernel in rootfs.
* Introduces ground work for including other options which can not be
built as modules. Such as lxc/kexec support by default.

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