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This is the location for AMD BSP and AMD DISTRO layers.

Please see AMD BSPs for information about the supported BSPs and their dependencies, and see AMD DISTRO for information about the distro features.

Getting started

Follow these simple steps to get started with setting up the build system and start building images and recipes for the supported AMD BSPs, and to deploy the built images on the target:

1. Setup

Please see SETUP.md for instructions on how to setup the build system and the environment for it.

2. Build

Please see BUILD.md for instructions on how to setup and start a build for any of the supported AMD BSPs.

3. Deploy

Please see DEPLOY.md for instructions on how to write/burn a built image onto a USB/CD/DVD and boot the target machine with it.

What's next

  • Please see CUSTOMIZE.md for instructions on how to customize the build and to enable/disable any of the supported features and software components to be included into the build.

  • Please see FEATURES.md for a list of currently supported features against each BSP.

  • Please see DOCUMENTATION.md for links to official documentation of various supported features and a general guide of the Yocto Project.

  • Please see RELEASE.md for release notes.

Troubleshoot

If you have problems with or questions about a particular BSP, please contact the maintainer of the particular layer as listed in the MAINTAINERS section below directly (cc:ing the Yocto mailing list puts it in the archive and helps other people who might have the same questions in the future), but please try to do the following first:

  • look in the Yocto Project Bugzilla (http://bugzilla.yoctoproject.org/) to see if a problem has already been reported

  • look through recent entries of the meta-amd (https://lists.yoctoproject.org/pipermail/meta-amd/) and Yocto (https://lists.yoctoproject.org/pipermail/yocto/) mailing list archives to see if other people have run into similar problems or had similar questions answered.

If you believe you have encountered a bug, you can open a new bug and enter the details in the Yocto Project Bugzilla (http://bugzilla.yoctoproject.org/). If you're relatively certain that it's a bug against the BSP itself, please use the 'Yocto Project Components: BSPs | meta-amd' category for the bug; otherwise, please submit the bug against the most likely category for the problem - if you're wrong, it's not a big deal and the bug will be recategorized upon triage.

Contribute

Please submit any patches against meta-amd BSPs to the meta-amd mailing list (meta-amd@yoctoproject.org). Also, if your patches are available via a public git repository, please also include a URL to the repo and branch containing your patches as that makes it easier for maintainers to grab and test your patches.

There are patch submission scripts available that will, among other things, automatically include the repo URL and branch as mentioned. Please see the Yocto Project Development Manual sections entitled 'Using Scripts to Push a Change Upstream and Request a Pull' and 'Using Email to Submit a Patch' for details.

Regardless of how you submit a patch or patchset, the patches should at minimum follow the suggestions outlined in the 'How to Submit a Change' secion in the Yocto Project Development Manual. Specifically, they should:

  • Include a 'Signed-off-by:' line. A commit can't legally be pulled in without this.

  • Provide a single-line, short summary of the change. This short description should be prefixed by the BSP or recipe name, as appropriate, followed by a colon. Capitalize the first character of the summary (following the colon).

  • For the body of the commit message, provide detailed information that describes what you changed, why you made the change, and the approach you used.

  • If the change addresses a specific bug or issue that is associated with a bug-tracking ID, include a reference to that ID in your detailed description in the following format: [YOCTO #].

  • Pay attention to line length - please don't allow any particular line in the commit message to stretch past 72 characters.

  • For any non-trivial patch, provide information about how you tested the patch, and for any non-trivial or non-obvious testing setup, provide details of that setup.

Doing a quick 'git log' in meta-amd will provide you with many examples of good example commits if you have questions about any aspect of the preferred format.

The meta-amd maintainers will do their best to review and/or pull in a patch or patchset within 24 hours of the time it was posted. For larger and/or more involved patches and patchsets, the review process may take longer.

Maintainers

The per layer gatekeepers are the following.

  • meta-amd-bsp: Wade Farnsworth, wade_farnsworth@mentor.com
  • meta-amd-distro: Wade Farnsworth, wade_farnsworth@mentor.com
  • meta-seattle: Adrian Calianu, adrian.calianu@enea.com