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authorScott Rifenbark <>2011-09-30 11:13:31 -0700
committerRichard Purdie <>2011-10-04 13:46:43 +0100
commite0172675a0c88741f6fafa4c84a6778e0b3a8136 (patch)
parentf527e3ce70eef37ab16a704df762481887a8db31 (diff)
documentation/kernel-manual/kernel-how-to.xml: Updated build strategy
This section used the term "tree construction" somewhat out of context. The section really focuses on what the build process and the user does prior to compilation. I changed wording to indicate the tree is validated to be sure that the SRC_URI point to the right stuff and that the BSP build branch exists. (From yocto-docs rev: e6332d5045b21354b53bbbe1203f9d52d4d97964) Signed-off-by: Scott Rifenbark <> Signed-off-by: Richard Purdie <>
1 files changed, 8 insertions, 9 deletions
diff --git a/documentation/kernel-manual/kernel-how-to.xml b/documentation/kernel-manual/kernel-how-to.xml
index 259e8200d7..df8605ed6f 100644
--- a/documentation/kernel-manual/kernel-how-to.xml
+++ b/documentation/kernel-manual/kernel-how-to.xml
@@ -140,14 +140,14 @@
Once a local Git repository of the Linux Yocto kernel exists on a development system,
you can consider the compilation phase of kernel development - building a kernel image.
- Some prerequisites exist that must be met before starting the compilation
- phase of the kernel build system:
+ Some prerequisites exist that are validated by the build process before compilation
+ starts:
- <listitem><para>The <filename>SRC_URI</filename> must point to the kernel Git
+ <listitem><para>The <filename>SRC_URI</filename> points to the kernel Git
- <listitem><para>A BSP build branch must exist.
+ <listitem><para>A BSP build branch exists.
This branch has the following form:
<literallayout class='monospaced'>
@@ -155,15 +155,14 @@
- You can typically meet these prerequisites by running the tree construction/patching phase
- of the build system.
- However, other means do exist.
- For examples of alternate workflows such as bootstrapping a BSP, see
+ The Yocto Project makes sure these conditions exist before attempting compilation.
+ Other means, however, do exist, such as as bootstrapping a BSP, see
the "<link linkend='workflow-examples'>Workflow Examples</link>".
- Before building a kernel, the build process configures the kernel by processing all of the
+ Before building a kernel, the build process verifies the tree
+ and configures the kernel by processing all of the
configuration "fragments" specified by feature descriptions in the <filename>.scc</filename>
As the features are compiled, associated kernel configuration fragments are noted