BSP and the kernel

arshad hussain arshad.super at
Wed Sep 18 12:31:48 EDT 2013

On Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 6:20 PM, Mandeep Sandhu <mandeepsandhu.chd at
> wrote:

> 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.
> HTH,
> -mandeep
> 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?
BSP and kernel ( Vmlinux, as you mention) will go hand in hand. BSP
will be responsible for booting your new hardware ( as bootloader is
normally part of it) and handing over to the kernel.

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