Commit e157a111 authored by Tyler Hicks's avatar Tyler Hicks Committed by Tom Rini
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tools: dumpimage: Remove remaining mentions of the -i option

The -i option of the dumpimage tool has been removed so it should no
longer be documented in the README file. Refer readers to the tool's
help output rather than maintain a copy of the usage in the README.

Finally, adjust the example dumpfile invocation in imagetool.h to use
the -o option instead of the removed -i option.

Fixes: 12b83187

 ("tools: dumpimage: Simplify arguments")
Signed-off-by: default avatarTyler Hicks <>
Cc: Martyn Welch <>
Acked-by: default avatarMartyn Welch <>
parent 6a457bb2
......@@ -3832,16 +3832,8 @@ when your kernel is intended to use an initial ramdisk:
Load Address: 0x00000000
Entry Point: 0x00000000
The "dumpimage" is a tool to disassemble images built by mkimage. Its "-i"
option performs the converse operation of the mkimage's second form (the "-d"
option). Given an image built by mkimage, the dumpimage extracts a "data file"
from the image:
tools/dumpimage -i image -T type -p position data_file
-i ==> extract from the 'image' a specific 'data_file'
-T ==> set image type to 'type'
-p ==> 'position' (starting at 0) of the 'data_file' inside the 'image'
The "dumpimage" tool can be used to disassemble or list the contents of images
built by mkimage. See dumpimage's help output (-h) for details.
Installing a Linux Image:
......@@ -126,9 +126,9 @@ struct image_type_params {
struct image_tool_params *);
* This function is used by the command to retrieve a component
* (sub-image) from the image (i.e. dumpimage -i <image> -p <position>
* <sub-image-name>).
* Thus the code to extract a file from an image must be put here.
* (sub-image) from the image (i.e. dumpimage -p <position>
* -o <component-outfile> <image>). Thus the code to extract a file
* from an image must be put here.
* Returns 0 if the file was successfully retrieved from the image,
* or a negative value on error.
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