These custom changes are kept on a separate Yocto layer, called a Board Support Package (BSP) layer. This separation is best for future updates and patches to the system. A BSP layer can support any number of new machines and any new software feature that is linked to the hardware itself.
By convention, Yocto layer names start with
meta, short for metadata. A BSP layer may then add a
bsp keyword, and finally a unique name. We will call our layer
There are several ways to create a new layer:
meta-skeletonlayer included in Poky
You can have a look at the
meta-skeleton layer in Poky and see that ...