BSP and the kernel

Srinivas Ganji srinivasganji.kernel at
Mon Sep 23 02:41:34 EDT 2013

Hi Arun,

Generally, the BSP stands for Board Support Package.

The elements that are contained in the BSP are
1) Boot Loader
2) OEM Adaptation Layer (OAL)
3) Device Drivers
4) Configuration Files

--> Boot Loader downloads the OS images in to the target board
--> OAL links the kernel image and supports hardware initialization and
--> Device Drivers supports on board peripherals OR peripherals that are
attached to the board at run time
--> Configuration Files are created to configure the BSP environment

I hope, this helps you.

Srinivas G.

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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