[PATCH 0/1] kernel: mtdsplit: support okli loader splitting

Sander Vanheule sander at svanheule.net
Sat Jun 27 07:04:41 EDT 2020

[resubmission after openwrt-devel list DMARC issues]

To enable dynamic kernel/rootfs splitting for devices that require an
ELF loader, I decided to modify the current splitter for openwrt,okli
compatible partitions.

openwrt,okli is currently used by one device: PISEN WMB001N.
For this device, this patch could remove the custom build directives for
the factory images.
For TP-Link CPE devices, it could enable a dynamic firmware partition,
where these devices currently employ a fixed partition split.

The modifications are placed inside mtdsplit_uimage.c to leverage the
existing uImage definitions. Alternatively, this loader could be moved
to a separate file, but then I would prefer to create an extra
mtdsplit_uimage.h header for the common parts. This would touch more
parts of the code, but might be better moving forward.

This patch was also posted on github as part of pull request #3130

Sander Vanheule (1):
  kernel: mtdsplit: support okli loader splitting

 .../drivers/mtd/mtdsplit/mtdsplit_uimage.c    | 124 +++++++++++++++++-
 1 file changed, 118 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)


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