BSP and the kernel

Mandeep Sandhu mandeepsandhu.chd at
Wed Sep 18 08:50:23 EDT 2013

BSP stands for board support it'll contain stuff to make the
kernel run on that specific h/w (eg: header files detailing the memory map
of the attached devices etc.).

If you have a builtin driver for the attached h/w, then yes, that code will
be compiled into your vmlinux image. If its a module then it might be
outside, depending on whether you've put in some sort of rootfs or not.


On Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 6:10 PM, arun kumar <arunkr.linux at> wrote:

> Does the BSP has any role to play in the kernel build process.
> is the Image "Vmlinux" dependent on BSP in any way?
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