[riot-devel] Reorganization of Cortex-M build test MCU groups

Joakim Nohlgård joakim.nohlgard at eistec.se
Mon Apr 24 09:52:34 CEST 2017

On Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 9:27 AM, Kaspar Schleiser <kaspar at schleiser.de> wrote:
> Hey Joakim,
> On 04/21/2017 06:46 PM, Joakim Nohlgård wrote:
>> I would like to change this split to create groups of boards which are
>> likely to fail together to be in the same group. For example, the Nucleo
>> boards could be in one or more groups cortexm_nucleo, the SAM boards,
>> nrf, and kinetis boards would be suitable candidates for other groups.
>> Practically grouping by each xxx_common source directory makes sense in
>> my opinion.
> IMO a good idea. And as Sebastian pointed out, the build groups
> themselves will be obsolete, soon.
> How about introducing tags? The difference being that a board can have
> more than one "tag", with some of them possibly defined by the MCU used.
> e.g., every nucleo gets "nucleo", "arm" and "cortex-m", but some also
> get "cortex-m0" and maybe "lowmem", others get "cortex-m4" and
> "hardfloat". You get the idea.
> That way we could use our buildtests like:
>     $ make buildtest TAGS=msp430
> or even
>     $ make buildtest TAGEXPR="cortex-m0 and nucleo"
> It might be that this is equivalent to what we now call "features". ;)

A good idea, we could introduce just introduce more features and wire
the features_required checks to be available from the command line.
`make buildtest TAGS=kinetis`
would be very useful while working on periph drivers.

> Kaspar
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