BSP and the kernel
gprabhunath at gmail.com
Thu Sep 19 06:01:16 EDT 2013
For a specific x86 architecture, the code or most of the code under
linux/arch/x86 can be called as board support package.
On Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 10:01 PM, arshad hussain <arshad.super at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 6:20 PM, Mandeep Sandhu
> <mandeepsandhu.chd at gmail.com> wrote:
>> BSP stands for board support package....so 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 gmail.com>
>>> 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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