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    SubjectRe: [RFC,PATCH] scripts/package: add powerpc images to tarball
    On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 9:08 PM, Milton Miller <> wrote:
    >> Currently, tarball builds for powerpc kernels don't have any boot
    >> images (other than vmlinux) present.
    >> Add support for powerpc builds in the buildtar script, to include
    >> a few default images.
    >> Signed-off-by: Jeremy Kerr <jk at>
    >> ---
    >> RFC: any requests for more/less boot images?
    > ..
    >> + for img in zImage zImage.pseries zImage.iseries \
    >> + dtbImage dtbImage.ps3
    > Yes. How about all dtbImage, zImage, cuboot, treeboot, etc
    > that are newer than vmlinux?

    dtbImage is not a buildable image. Neither is cuImage, treeImage or
    simpleImage. All of those targets embed a device tree which is
    specified by adding the .dts filename to the target name.

    so, for example, 'make cuImage' fails. Instead you do 'make
    cuImage.lite5200b' which pulls in dts/lite5200b.dts.

    Also, zImage is a 'meta' target that builds all the default image
    targets (the $image-y list). The zImage is actually just a symlink to
    the first file in the list of default images. So zImage can actually
    point to any kind of kernel image depending on how the kernel is
    configured. I wonder if we should just remove the zImage file
    entirely, or at least make it always linked to one particular image


    Grant Likely, B.Sc., P.Eng.
    Secret Lab Technologies Ltd.

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