FS#7497 - Add a magic string to bootloader version to enable locating it in the binary

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Dave Hooper (stripwax) - Saturday, 28 July 2007, 10:38 GMT
Last edited by Jonathan Gordon (jdgordon) - Sunday, 29 July 2007, 09:51 GMT
Task Type Patches
Category Applications
Status Unconfirmed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System All players
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version Daily build (which?)
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No


Simple patch to add RBBLver prefix + suffix to the bootloader version string. rbutil can scan the binary bootloader file to locate this string to determine the bootloader version. can now be updated to include bootloader.version files alongside the binaries (e.g. extract the bootloader version from the binary using od -S 6 | grep RBBLver )
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Comment by Barry Wardell (barrywardell) - Saturday, 28 July 2007, 11:11 GMT
Works fine on my H10 and Sansa.
Comment by Barry Wardell (barrywardell) - Saturday, 28 July 2007, 16:37 GMT
Tried it on my Gigabeat, but th bootloader is non-functional because of commit 13821.
Comment by Barry Wardell (barrywardell) - Sunday, 29 July 2007, 19:55 GMT
Works now on Gigabeat since r14052.
Comment by Dave Hooper (stripwax) - Tuesday, 12 August 2008, 22:06 GMT
Useful? Not useful?
Comment by Jonas Häggqvist (rasher) - Tuesday, 12 August 2008, 22:25 GMT
Sounds pretty useful to me.