Adding a custom kernel and bootloader
Development in U-Boot and the Linux kernel is usually done externally to Yocto, as they are easy to build using a toolchain, like the one provided by Yocto.
The development work is then integrated into Yocto in one of two ways:
- With patches added to the kernel and U-Boot
bbappendfiles. This method will build the same source as the reference design board we are using as base, and apply our changes over it.
- Using a different Git repository, forked from the Linux kernel and U-Boot Git repositories being used by the reference design, and using a
bbappendfile to point the recipe to it. This way, we can directly commit the changes to the repository and the Yocto build system will build them.
Usually a forked Git repository ...