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bradbishop meta-phosphor: switch to meta-oe libcereal
A cereal recipe was added recently to meta-openembedded.  Use it so we
can deprecate our version of it.

(From meta-phosphor rev: cc51cd9910f3480cf4d2e0bff8aa6b95162e5bc1)

Change-Id: I7746dbd1eda3011b870b85770092b2d020800af7
Signed-off-by: Brad Bishop <>
Latest commit 17c08bf Oct 18, 2018
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meta-arm packagegroups: Remove obmc-mgr-system Oct 8, 2018
meta-aspeed linux-aspeed: Move to 4.18.12 Oct 4, 2018
meta-evb Add support for Enclustra Mars ZX3 board as a BMC Oct 4, 2018
meta-facebook Add Preferred provider for obmc-host-ctl Oct 15, 2018
meta-google google-ipmi-sys: srcrev bump acd5423aec..3ebf2dd524 Oct 19, 2018
meta-ibm witherspoon-pfault-analysis: Add sdeventplus DEPEND Oct 19, 2018
meta-ingrasys meta-ingrasys: zaius: phosphor-settings-manager: set version wildcard Oct 17, 2018
meta-intel meta-intel: remove boost-dbus Oct 19, 2018
meta-inventec meta-inventec: lanyang: mboxd: set version wildcard Oct 17, 2018
meta-mellanox meta-mellanox: msn: mlx-ipmid: rename as git Oct 19, 2018
meta-nuvoton meta-nuvoton: License wording cleanup Sep 24, 2018
meta-openembedded Move lonely libcereal from meta to meta-oe Oct 17, 2018
meta-openpower openpower-occ-control: srcrev bump 1fcff95c38..94df8c9015 Oct 19, 2018
meta-phosphor meta-phosphor: switch to meta-oe libcereal Oct 19, 2018
meta-portwell/meta-neptune [Subtree] Bring openbmc machines to top level Aug 23, 2018
meta-qualcomm meta-qualcomm: centriq2400-rep: phosphor-hwmon to _% Oct 6, 2018
meta-quanta meta-quanta: q71l: phosphor-ipmi-fru version wildcard Oct 17, 2018
meta-raspberrypi meta-raspberrypi: sumo refresh ade31d6d01..2d40b00002 Sep 12, 2018
meta-security [Subtree] Removing import-layers directory Aug 23, 2018
meta-x86/conf [Subtree] Bring openbmc machines to top level Aug 23, 2018
meta-xilinx Add meta-xilinx subtree Oct 2, 2018
poky poky: sumo refresh 36d5cee56b..d240b885f2 Oct 18, 2018
.gitignore Add .repo/ to .gitignore Dec 16, 2016
.gitreview git-review config for Aug 2, 2016
.templateconf Combine poky and meta-phosphor as subtrees. Sep 15, 2015
LICENSE [Subtree] Removing import-layers directory Aug 23, 2018
MAINTAINERS Add MAINTAINERS file May 30, 2018 Update for Fedora 28, fixing missing build-dep Oct 5, 2018
bitbake [Subtree] Removing import-layers directory Aug 23, 2018
meta [Subtree] Removing import-layers directory Aug 23, 2018
meta-poky [Subtree] Removing import-layers directory Aug 23, 2018
oe-init-build-env [Subtree] Removing import-layers directory Aug 23, 2018
openbmc-env Environment helper utility. Sep 16, 2015
scripts [Subtree] Removing import-layers directory Aug 23, 2018
setup setup: Allow user to pass in the build directory name Sep 28, 2018


Build Status

The OpenBMC project can be described as a Linux distribution for embedded devices that have a BMC; typically, but not limited to, things like servers, top of rack switches or RAID appliances. The OpenBMC stack uses technologies such as Yocto, OpenEmbedded, systemd, and D-Bus to allow easy customization for your server platform.

Setting up your OpenBMC project

1) Prerequisite

  • Ubuntu 14.04
sudo apt-get install -y git build-essential libsdl1.2-dev texinfo gawk chrpath diffstat
  • Fedora 28
sudo dnf install -y git patch diffstat texinfo chrpath SDL-devel bitbake rpcgen
sudo dnf groupinstall "C Development Tools and Libraries"

2) Download the source

git clone
cd openbmc

3) Target your hardware

Any build requires an environment variable known as TEMPLATECONF to be set to a hardware target. You can see all of the known targets with find meta-* -name local.conf.sample. Choose the hardware target and then move to the next step. Additional examples can be found in the OpenBMC Cheatsheet

Palmetto meta-ibm/meta-palmetto/conf
Zaius meta-ingrasys/meta-zaius/conf
Witherspoon meta-ibm/meta-witherspoon/conf

As an example target Palmetto

export TEMPLATECONF=meta-ibm/meta-palmetto/conf

4) Build

. openbmc-env
bitbake obmc-phosphor-image

Additional details can be found in the docs repository.

Build Validation and Testing

Commits submitted by members of the OpenBMC GitHub community are compiled and tested via our Jenkins server. Commits are run through two levels of testing. At the repository level the makefile make check directive is run. At the system level, the commit is built into a firmware image and run with an arm-softmmu QEMU model against a barrage of CI tests.

Commits submitted by non-members do not automatically proceed through CI testing. After visual inspection of the commit, a CI run can be manually performed by the reviewer.

Automated testing against the QEMU model along with supported systems are performed. The OpenBMC project uses the Robot Framework for all automation. Our complete test repository can be found here.

Submitting Patches

Support of additional hardware and software packages is always welcome. Please follow the contributing guidelines when making a submission. It is expected that contributions contain test cases.

Bug Reporting

Issues are managed on GitHub. It is recommended you search through the issues before opening a new one.

Features of OpenBMC

Feature List

  • REST Management
  • IPMI
  • SSH based SOL
  • Power and Cooling Management
  • Event Logs
  • Zeroconf discoverable
  • Sensors
  • Inventory
  • LED Management
  • Host Watchdog
  • Simulation
  • Code Update Support for multiple BMC/BIOS images
  • POWER On Chip Controller (OCC) Support

Features In Progress

  • Full IPMI 2.0 Compliance with DCMI
  • Verified Boot
  • HTML5 Java Script Web User Interface

Features Requested but need help

  • OpenCompute Redfish Compliance
  • OpenBMC performance monitoring
  • cgroup user management and policies
  • Remote KVM
  • Remote USB
  • OpenStack Ironic Integration
  • QEMU enhancements

Finding out more

Dive deeper in to OpenBMC by opening the docs repository.