Hardware pack questions
asac at linaro.org
Mon Sep 13 11:35:05 BST 2010
On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 12:25 PM, Scott Bambrough
<scott.bambrough at linaro.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-09-13 at 11:56 +0200, Alexander Sack wrote:
>> On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 11:49 AM, Scott Bambrough
>> <scott.bambrough at linaro.org> wrote:
>> > On Mon, 2010-09-13 at 10:50 +0200, Alexander Sack wrote:
>> >> If the separate lexbuilder backend deployment causes any issues we can
>> >> also just hook this up to live-helper so we produce the hwpacks in the
>> >> headless run.
>> > No, this shouldn't be the case. Do it right the first time, and have a
>> > longer term vision in mind. A hack like Alexander proposes is just a
>> > waste of time and effort IMHO.
>> If making a standalone hwpack backend cause delay to linaro-n cycle,
>> the effort to hook it up in live-helper is really worth it imo. It's
>> not much effort after all to put it in a lh helper script, so the
>> waste (if you really want to call it that way) would be well confined.
> No, James and I should be able to solve the deployment problem. It
> would be better to concentrate on the actual hardware packs themselves
> and fix/improve the backend to meet our needs. The infrastructure to
> create and deploy an individual hardware pack now exists and needs real
> world testing. In order to test and shake out problems with the backend
> we really need several hardware packs defined.
Right, I sent the info about initial hwpack content in a previous mail.
> James can help out with the mechanics of creating the hardware pack and
> getting them built automatically. However the contents of the hardware
> pack should be driven by those in Linaro defining the images we want to
> build. I haven't seen a relevant head to use with the hardware packs
> yet, and that IMHO is not an infrastructure problem. What head is
> available for combination with a hardware pack by linaro-media-create is
headless is already available and can already be used for testing
(even if omap3 is in there atm). The other heads are failing to build
because we don't have hardware packs yet.
Now that you say that we won't hook up hwpack-create there, i will
make a new live-helper that allows runs without kernel etc. and then
we should be able to get the alip/efl/plasma heads without hw support
James, please ping me on IRC to get info how to test these with headless.
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