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From: Maxime Ripard <>
Subject: [U-Boot] [PATCH v3 0/2] sunxi: Fix boot of Cubietruk and al.
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2017 09:50:49 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20171024075049.zovkd7zbfa2q2j7m@flea> (raw)
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On Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 02:16:12PM +0200, Maxime Ripard wrote:
> Hi
> Most featureful boards, such as the Cubietruck, have been broken since
> the release 2017.09 (the two variants of the Olinuxino-Lime2 and the
> cubietruck at least, possibly more since then).
> This is due to a size increase of the binary that will trip us across
> the size we've been using in our default configuration since forever,
> and widely distributed through the u-boot-sunxi-with-spl.bin file.
> We would have several ways to work around it. The first one would be
> to just increase the offset of the environment. However, since it
> would break all the environments of our users and possibly the custom
> partition scheme that they would have created, it doesn't really seem
> like a smart move.
> The second one would be to move the environment to a filesystem file,
> which would also break all the existing users. This can be envisionned
> as a long term fix though.
> Another one would be to start trimming down a bit our enabled options
> in order to reduce the size and to gain some extra space for users
> customisations. However, this will always result in pointless and
> endless discussions, so let's move away from that.
> The final one that has been implemented would be to just build U-Boot
> using thumb2 to push back the issue until hopefully I'm no longer
> maintainer or the switch to the env filesystem would have been done.
> I've also added a patch to make sure that the compilation breaks and
> that we can notice.

Applied both, thanks!

Maxime Ripard, Free Electrons
Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering
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      parent reply	other threads:[~2017-10-24  7:50 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-10-20 12:16 [U-Boot] [PATCH v3 0/2] sunxi: Fix boot of Cubietruk and al Maxime Ripard
2017-10-20 12:16 ` [U-Boot] [PATCH v3 1/2] sunxi: Enable THUMB build for the U-Boot binary Maxime Ripard
2017-10-21 21:24   ` André Przywara
2017-10-20 12:16 ` [U-Boot] [PATCH v3 2/2] sunxi: binman: Add U-Boot binary size check Maxime Ripard
2018-05-01 17:25   ` Måns Rullgård
2018-05-01 20:48     ` Siarhei Siamashka
2018-05-02  9:34       ` Måns Rullgård
2018-05-02 13:41         ` Maxime Ripard
2018-05-02 14:24           ` Måns Rullgård
2018-05-07 20:46             ` Maxime Ripard
2018-05-08  1:08               ` Måns Rullgård
2017-10-24  7:50 ` Maxime Ripard [this message]

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