Re: ELC-E Zephyr Multiimage BoF - Bob Build Tool

Jan Kloetzke <jan@...>

On Fri, Nov 01, 2019 at 09:24:59AM +0000, Bolivar, Marti wrote:
"Jan Kloetzke via Lists.Zephyrproject.Org"
<> writes:

Hi Kumar,

On Wed, Oct 30, 2019 at 02:05:36AM -0500, Kumar Gala wrote:

On Oct 29, 2019, at 5:08 AM, wrote:


I think the
example is the most interesting one to the Zephyr community (even
though it's using FreeRTOS+Linux at the moment).

If you guys have a particular example that already builds multiple
dependent Zephyr images then we can try to setup some Bob recipes
that builds the same thing...

You can take a look at the open-amp sample, it creates 2 zephyr images:
I'm currently preparing some recipes. It will post them with some
instructions how to build in the next days once I got it working...
Ok, here it is:

There is a with a short overview. Basically you just have to
clone the recipes and build it:

$ git clone \
$ cd zephyr-example-recipes
$ bob dev demo::zephyr -j

Make sure that you have the latest version of Bob. The demo recipes use
the "layers" feature that has not been released yet. It's best to
install Bob via:

$ pip3 install [--user] git+

Otherwise have a look at

for further options.

Note that the recipes do not use west but clone the involved
repositories directly and calls cmake itself. This has the advantage
that there is only one tool that fetches/updates sources. Additionally
the OpenAMP sample was put into a dedicated repository because some
refactoring was needed, namely removing the "ExternalProject" link
between the images.

The recipes also show how a toolchain is defined in the recipes. There
is no need for the user to install a toolchain but the right one is
brought in by the recipes automatically. Usually this is done with all
involved tools to maximize reproducibility but this would have just made
the example more complicated.

Sounds great!

Please be aware of this in that case:

It would be good to see a solution that doesn't have this issue.
This is handled well by Bob. The explicit goal of Bob is to feel like
"make" even though Bob controls the build of whole packages.

Have fun.


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