[oe] RFC: Inclusion of bootloader utilities in task-base
rod at whitby.id.au
Mon Dec 3 15:33:19 CET 2007
Paul Sokolovsky wrote:
> But well, I'm not arguing if you should include the utils in
> question or not, but rather on more general question what should go
> into standard image (or images of different types), and what not.
That's my goal too. A couple of sentences at the top of each image file
giving it's intent would go a long way to answering these questions.
For example, I'm writing a nas-server-image.bb file right now, and I've
put at the top:
# This image is intended to provide a configuration
# for a network attached storage server device.
# Key features are:
# 1) Must be able to mount attached storage devices like
# internal disks, external USB disks, etc. Should support
# various filesystem choices, but ext2 at a minimum.
# 2) Must be able to boot from internal flash, or directly
# from a filesystem stored on the attached storage.
# 3) Must be able to share that storage across the network
# using various protocols like Samba, NFS, etc.
# 4) Bonus points for being able to support other central
# network services like a central gateway machine might.
# Although it is tested with the Angstrom distro, it is
# intended to be distro-agnostic.
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