[OpenWrt-Devel] [RFC] x86: use multiple profiles

Daniel Golle daniel at makrotopia.org
Wed Apr 15 18:02:18 EDT 2020

On Tue, Apr 14, 2020 at 03:08:09PM -1000, Paul Spooren wrote:
> Hi all,
> the x86 been recently reworked (cb007a7bf6) and now it is easily possible to
> define multiple profiles. Currently only a `generic` profile is offered which
> builds mbr and efi grub images with a standard selection of packages (common
> device drivers).
> I'd suggest to have multiple profiles for common x86 devices, including the
> correct drivers. An example is the APU2 board, which requires additional kmods
> to shine[0].
> A first split could be to have mbr and efi images separated and the APU2 board.

also for splitting EFI and MBR generic images, because EFI image
should have some different packages (efibootmgr, kmod-fs-efivars, ...)
installed which are useless when booting from MBR.

> Please share your opinions.
> Best,
> Paul
> [0]: https://openwrt.org/toh/pcengines/apu2#kernel_modules 

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