[4/4] kernel-yocto: allow external (aka non-integrated) BSPs to supply patches

Submitted by Bruce Ashfield on Dec. 30, 2019, 3:07 a.m. | Patch ID: 168438


Message ID 1daf2a43222f583d903f01b21097e392560616f9.1577674956.git.bruce.ashfield@gmail.com
State New
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Bruce Ashfield Dec. 30, 2019, 3:07 a.m.
From: Bruce Ashfield <bruce.ashfield@gmail.com>

By default, only explicitly specified .scc files or patches are applied
to a BSP as part of the patching phase. This allows the reference BSPs
to be integrated into a kernel tree, and use the same meta data for tree
generation and for runtime building. It also greatly simplies the
processing of kernel meta data.

That being said, if an external (and fully standalone) kmeta repository
is used, it very well may contain both patches and configuration. To
allow the BSP definition to supply patches and config, we introduce a
new kernel meta data definition:


This can be set in any .scc file that wants to specify both patches
and configuration.

If specifying this per-BSP is not desired, a secondary variable is


When that is set in a bbappend, any located BSP definitions will be used
for both patches and configuration.

Signed-off-by: Bruce Ashfield <bruce.ashfield@gmail.com>
 meta/classes/kernel-yocto.bbclass | 15 +++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 15 insertions(+)

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diff --git a/meta/classes/kernel-yocto.bbclass b/meta/classes/kernel-yocto.bbclass
index ed9bcfa57c..87c681f1c3 100644
--- a/meta/classes/kernel-yocto.bbclass
+++ b/meta/classes/kernel-yocto.bbclass
@@ -182,6 +182,14 @@  do_kernel_metadata() {
 		if [ $? -ne 0 ]; then
 			bbfatal_log "Could not locate BSP definition for ${KMACHINE}/${LINUX_KERNEL_TYPE} and no defconfig was provided"
+		# if the bsp definition has "define KMETA_EXTERNAL_BSP t",
+		# then we need to set a flag that will instruct the next
+		# steps to use the BSP as both configuration and patches.
+		grep -q KMETA_EXTERNAL_BSP $bsp_definition
+		if [ $? -eq 0 ]; then
+		fi
 	meta_dir=$(kgit --meta)
@@ -195,6 +203,13 @@  do_kernel_metadata() {
+	# if KMETA_EXTERNAL_BSPS has been set, or it has been detected from
+	# the bsp definition, then we inject the bsp_definition into the
+	# patch phase below.  we'll piggy back on the sccs variable.
+	if [ -n "${KMETA_EXTERNAL_BSPS}" ]; then
+		sccs="${bsp_definition} ${sccs}"
+	fi
 	# run2: only generate patches for elements that have been passed on the SRC_URI
 	elements="`echo -n ${sccs} ${patches} ${KERNEL_FEATURES}`"
 	if [ -n "${elements}" ]; then