Re: [meta-oe][PATCH v2 1/2] image_types_sparse: Pad source image to block size

Sean Anderson <sean.anderson@...>

On 5/16/22 1:06 PM, Sean Anderson wrote:

On 5/16/22 12:52 PM, Sean Anderson wrote:
If the source image's size is not aligned to the sparse image's block
size, then conversion will fail with

img2simg: libsparse/sparse.cpp:133: int write_all_blocks(sparse_file*, output_file*): Assertion `pad >= 0' failed.

This is a bug in img2simg, but an easy way to work around it is to pad
the source image ourselves. The default block size of 4096 matches
img2simg's default block size.

Signed-off-by: Sean Anderson <sean.anderson@...>

Changes in v2:
- New

meta-oe/classes/image_types_sparse.bbclass | 17 +++++++++++++----
1 file changed, 13 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/meta-oe/classes/image_types_sparse.bbclass b/meta-oe/classes/image_types_sparse.bbclass
index 4263593a8d..58221888ed 100644
--- a/meta-oe/classes/image_types_sparse.bbclass
+++ b/meta-oe/classes/image_types_sparse.bbclass
@@ -1,8 +1,17 @@
inherit image_types

+# This sets the granularity of the sparse image conversion. Chunk sizes will be
+# specified in units of this value. Setting this value smaller than the
+# underlying image's block size will not result in any further space saving.
+# However, there is no loss in correctness if this value is larger or smaller
+# than optimal. This value should be a power of two.
+convert_sparse() {
It looks like this could be specified directly like


This will be fixed in v3.

Actually, it seems like this only works with underscore override syntax.
Something like CONVERSION_CMD_sparse() { ... } works, but the above
example fails with

`CONVERSION_CMD:sparse': not a valid identifier

so this revision of the patch is OK as-is.


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