DART-6UL Yocto Jethro Build Linux out of tree

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DART-6UL - Yocto Jethro Build Linux from source code

1 Toolchain installation for out of Yocto builds

Build the toolchain by:

$ cd ~/var-mx6ul-mx7-yocto-jethro
$ MACHINE=imx6ul-var-dart DISTRO=fsl-imx-x11 source var-setup-release.sh -b build_x11
$ bitbake meta-ide-support
$ bitbake meta-toolchain

The output will be located at tmp/deploy/sdk/. On a 64 bit Ubuntu you will get:

tmp/deploy/sdk/fsl-imx-x11-glibc-x86_64-meta-toolchain-cortexa7hf-vfp-neon-toolchain-4.1.15-1.2.0.sh

Install the tools by running:

$ tmp/deploy/sdk/fsl-imx-x11-glibc-x86_64-meta-toolchain-cortexa7hf-vfp-neon-toolchain-4.1.15-1.2.0.sh

Reply to all defaults 'y'
The toolchain name depend on your build machine and may change.

2 Build Linux out of Yocto tree

Get the Linux source code:

$ cd ~/var-mx6ul-mx7-yocto-jethro
$ git clone https://github.com/varigit/linux-2.6-imx.git -b imx-rel_imx_4.1.15_1.1.0_ga-var02

Build the Linux kernel:

$ source /opt/fsl-imx-x11/4.1.15-1.2.0/environment-setup-cortexa7hf-vfp-neon-poky-linux-gnueabi
$ cd ~/var-mx6ul-mx7-yocto-jethro/linux-2.6-imx/
$ make mrproper
$ make imx6ul-var-dart_defconfig

Build everything:
$ make -j4

Build zImage only:
$ make -j4 zImage

Build modules only:
$ make -j4 modules

Build device trees only:
$ make -j4 dtbs

Build only the device tree for eMMC and WiFi:
$ make -j4 imx6ul-var-dart-emmc_wifi.dtb

Build only the device tree for eMMC and SD card:
$ make -j4 imx6ul-var-dart-sd_emmc.dtb

Build only the device tree for NAND flash and WiFi:
$ make -j4 imx6ul-var-dart-nand_wifi.dtb

Build only the device tree for NAND flash and SD card:
$ make -j4 imx6ul-var-dart-sd_nand.dtb

Notes:
- If you replace the kernel image (zImage) on your system, you also need to reinstall the kernel modules, and vice versa.
- If you just want to make a change in the device tree, you can compile and replace it without replacing the kernel image and modules.

3 Install the built kernel on an SD card

Copy the zImage and device trees to the SD card boot partition, and install the modules in the SD card rootfs partition.
Assuming the boot partition is mounted on /media/BOOT-VAR6UL and the rootfs partition is mounted on /media/rootfs:

Install the kernel image and modules:
$ cp arch/arm/boot/zImage /media/BOOT-VAR6UL
$ sudo make ARCH=arm modules_install INSTALL_MOD_PATH=/media/rootfs

Install the device trees:
$ cp arch/arm/boot/dts/*var*.dtb /media/BOOT-VAR6UL

Note:
If you are using our Recovery SD card, and you want the NAND flash/eMMC installation to update as well as the SD card boot itself, you need to also update the /opt/images/Yocto directory.