Patchwork [U-Boot,v2,8/8] buildman - U-Boot multi-threaded builder and summary tool

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Submitter Simon Glass
Date Dec. 15, 2012, 8:42 p.m.
Message ID <1355604128-12938-8-git-send-email-sjg@chromium.org>
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Simon Glass - Dec. 15, 2012, 8:42 p.m.
This tool handles building U-Boot to check that you have not broken it
with your patch series. It can build each individual commit and report
which boards fail on which commits, and which errors come up. It also
shows differences in image sizes due to particular commits.

Buildman aims to make full use of multi-processor machines.

Documentation and caveats are in tools/buildman/README.

I have removed the RFC from this version.

Signed-off-by: Simon Glass <sjg@chromium.org>
---
Changes in v2:
- Split out patman updates correctly into 7 separate patches
- Add support for collecting and summarising image size information
- Expand README with more information, including -S option
- Remove a few TODOs from the README, which are now done
- Add some missing class and method comments
- Fixed various typos in comments
- Make builder reconfigure if previous builds were already done
- Add code comments in some places in the builder to clarify operation
- Fix up unit tests to run properly
- Produce a sensible error when no branch is given
- Avoid any git operations on the current repo (was checking out HEAD)
- Collect toolchain information without updating default environment

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 tools/buildman/board.py     |  167 ++++++
 tools/buildman/bsettings.py |   60 +++
 tools/buildman/builder.py   | 1177 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 tools/buildman/buildman     |    1 +
 tools/buildman/buildman.py  |  118 +++++
 tools/buildman/control.py   |  172 +++++++
 tools/buildman/test.py      |  184 +++++++
 tools/buildman/toolchain.py |  185 +++++++
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Simon Glass - Dec. 26, 2012, 5:57 p.m.
Hi,

On Sat, Dec 15, 2012 at 12:42 PM, Simon Glass <sjg@chromium.org> wrote:
> This tool handles building U-Boot to check that you have not broken it
> with your patch series. It can build each individual commit and report
> which boards fail on which commits, and which errors come up. It also
> shows differences in image sizes due to particular commits.
>
> Buildman aims to make full use of multi-processor machines.
>
> Documentation and caveats are in tools/buildman/README.
>
> I have removed the RFC from this version.
>
> Signed-off-by: Simon Glass <sjg@chromium.org>

I have a few minor comments on this and plan to re-issue the patch.

It doesn't fully replace MAKEALL yet (e.g currently you need to run
the summarise option in another terminal to see what problems it s
finding while running). But it would be good to get a few more testers
to pass judgement.

Is this in line for 2013.01 or perhaps next?

Regards,
Simon

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+# Copyright (c) 2012 The Chromium OS Authors.
+#
+# See file CREDITS for list of people who contributed to this
+# project.
+#
+# This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
+# modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as
+# published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of
+# the License, or (at your option) any later version.
+#
+# This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
+# but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
+# MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
+# GNU General Public License for more details.
+#
+# You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
+# along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
+# Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston,
+# MA 02111-1307 USA
+#
+
+What is this?
+=============
+
+This tool handles building U-Boot to check that you have not broken it
+with your patch series. It can build each individual commit and report
+which boards fail on which commits, and which errors come up. It aims
+to make full use of multi-processor machines.
+
+A key feature of buildman is its output summary, which allows warnings,
+errors or image size increases in a particular commit or board to be
+quickly identified and the offending commit pinpointed. This can be a big
+help for anyone working with >10 patches at a time.
+
+
+Caveats
+=======
+
+Buildman is still in its infancy. It is already a very useful tool, but
+expect to find problems and send patches.
+
+Buildman can be stopped and restarted, in which case it will continue
+where it left off, although it will mark interrupted builds as failures.
+
+Buildman gets so tied up in its work that it can ignore the outside world.
+You may need to press Ctrl-C several times to quit it.
+
+
+Theory of Operation
+===================
+
+(please read this section in full twice or you will be perpetually confused)
+
+Buildman is a builder. It is not make, although it runs make. It does not
+produce any useful output on the terminal while building, except for
+progress information. All the output (errors, warnings and binaries if you
+are ask for them) is stored in output directories, which you can look at
+while the build is progressing, or when it is finished.
+
+Buildman produces a concise summary of which boards succeeded and failed.
+It shows which commit introduced which board failure using a simple
+red/green colour coding. Full error information can be requested, in which
+case it is de-duped and displayed against the commit that introduced the
+error. An example workflow is below.
+
+Buildman stores image size information and can report changes in image size
+from commit to commit. An example of this is below.
+
+Buildman starts multiple threads, and each thread builds for one board at
+a time. A thread starts at the first commit, configures the source for your
+board and builds it. Then it checks out the next commit and does an
+incremental build. Eventually the thread reaches the last commit and stops.
+If errors or warnings are found along the way, the thread will reconfigure
+after every commit, and your build will be very slow. This is because a
+file that produces just a warning would not normally be rebuilt in an
+incremental build.
+
+Buildman works in an entirely separate place from your U-Boot repository.
+It creates a separate working directory for each thread, and puts the
+output files in the working directory, organised by commit name and board
+name, in a two-level hierarchy.
+
+Buildman is invoked in your U-Boot directory, the one with the .git
+directory. It clones this repository into a copy for each thread, and the
+threads do not affect the state of your git repository. Any checkouts done
+by the thread affect only the working directory for that thread.
+
+Buildman automatically selects the correct toolchain for each board. You
+must supply suitable toolchains, but buildman takes care of selecting the
+right one.
+
+Buildman always builds a branch, and always builds the upstream commit as
+well, for comparison. It cannot build individual commits at present, unless
+(maybe) you point it at an empty branch. Put all your commits in a branch,
+set the branch's upstream to a valid value, and all will be well. Otherwise
+buildman will perform random actions. Use -n to check what the random
+actions might be.
+
+Buildman is optimised for building many commits at once, for many boards.
+On multi-core machines, Buildman is fast because it uses most of the
+available CPU power. When it gets to the end, or if you are building just
+a few commits or boards, it will be pretty slow. As a tip, if you don't
+plan to use your machine for anything else, you can use -T to increase the
+number of threads beyond the default.
+
+Buildman lets you build all boards, or a subset. Specify the subset using
+the board name, architecture name, SOC name, or anything else in the
+boards.cfg file. So 'at91' will build all AT91 boards (arm), powerpc will
+build all PowerPC boards.
+
+Buildman does not store intermediate object files. It optionally copies
+the binary output into a directory when a build is successful. Size
+information is always recorded. It needs a fair bit of disk space to work,
+typically 250MB per thread.
+
+
+Setting up
+==========
+
+1. Get the U-Boot source. You probably already have it, but if not these
+steps should get you started with a repo and some commits for testing.
+
+$ cd /path/to/u-boot
+$ git clone git://git.denx.de/u-boot.git .
+$ git checkout -b my-branch origin/master
+$ # Add some commits to the branch, reading for testing
+
+2. Create ~/.buildman to tell buildman where to find tool chains. As an
+example:
+
+# Buildman settings file
+
+[toolchain]
+root: /
+rest: /toolchains/*
+eldk: /opt/eldk-4.2
+
+[toolchain-alias]
+x86: i386
+blackfin: bfin
+sh: sh4
+nds32: nds32le
+openrisc: or32
+
+
+This selects the available toolchain paths. Add the base directory for
+each of your toolchains here. Buildman will search inside these directories
+and also in any '/usr' and '/usr/bin' subdirectories.
+
+Make sure the tags (here root: rest: and eldk:) are unique.
+
+The toolchain-alias section indicates that the i386 toolchain should be used
+to build x86 commits.
+
+
+2. Check the available toolchains
+
+Run this check to make sure that you have a toolchain for every architecture.
+
+$ ./tools/buildman/buildman --list-tool-chains
+Scanning for tool chains
+   - scanning path '/'
+      - looking in '/.'
+      - looking in '/bin'
+      - looking in '/usr/bin'
+         - found '/usr/bin/gcc'
+Tool chain test:  OK
+         - found '/usr/bin/c89-gcc'
+Tool chain test:  OK
+         - found '/usr/bin/c99-gcc'
+Tool chain test:  OK
+         - found '/usr/bin/x86_64-linux-gnu-gcc'
+Tool chain test:  OK
+   - scanning path '/toolchains/powerpc-linux'
+      - looking in '/toolchains/powerpc-linux/.'
+      - looking in '/toolchains/powerpc-linux/bin'
+         - found '/toolchains/powerpc-linux/bin/powerpc-linux-gcc'
+Tool chain test:  OK
+      - looking in '/toolchains/powerpc-linux/usr/bin'
+   - scanning path '/toolchains/nds32le-linux-glibc-v1f'
+      - looking in '/toolchains/nds32le-linux-glibc-v1f/.'
+      - looking in '/toolchains/nds32le-linux-glibc-v1f/bin'
+         - found '/toolchains/nds32le-linux-glibc-v1f/bin/nds32le-linux-gcc'
+Tool chain test:  OK
+      - looking in '/toolchains/nds32le-linux-glibc-v1f/usr/bin'
+   - scanning path '/toolchains/nios2'
+      - looking in '/toolchains/nios2/.'
+      - looking in '/toolchains/nios2/bin'
+         - found '/toolchains/nios2/bin/nios2-linux-gcc'
+Tool chain test:  OK
+         - found '/toolchains/nios2/bin/nios2-linux-uclibc-gcc'
+Tool chain test:  OK
+      - looking in '/toolchains/nios2/usr/bin'
+         - found '/toolchains/nios2/usr/bin/nios2-linux-gcc'
+Tool chain test:  OK
+         - found '/toolchains/nios2/usr/bin/nios2-linux-uclibc-gcc'
+Tool chain test:  OK
+   - scanning path '/toolchains/microblaze-unknown-linux-gnu'
+      - looking in '/toolchains/microblaze-unknown-linux-gnu/.'
+      - looking in '/toolchains/microblaze-unknown-linux-gnu/bin'
+         - found '/toolchains/microblaze-unknown-linux-gnu/bin/microblaze-unknown-linux-gnu-gcc'
+Tool chain test:  OK
+         - found '/toolchains/microblaze-unknown-linux-gnu/bin/mb-linux-gcc'
+Tool chain test:  OK
+      - looking in '/toolchains/microblaze-unknown-linux-gnu/usr/bin'
+   - scanning path '/toolchains/mips-linux'
+      - looking in '/toolchains/mips-linux/.'
+      - looking in '/toolchains/mips-linux/bin'
+         - found '/toolchains/mips-linux/bin/mips-linux-gcc'
+Tool chain test:  OK
+      - looking in '/toolchains/mips-linux/usr/bin'
+   - scanning path '/toolchains/old'
+      - looking in '/toolchains/old/.'
+      - looking in '/toolchains/old/bin'
+      - looking in '/toolchains/old/usr/bin'
+   - scanning path '/toolchains/i386-linux'
+      - looking in '/toolchains/i386-linux/.'
+      - looking in '/toolchains/i386-linux/bin'
+         - found '/toolchains/i386-linux/bin/i386-linux-gcc'
+Tool chain test:  OK
+      - looking in '/toolchains/i386-linux/usr/bin'
+   - scanning path '/toolchains/bfin-uclinux'
+      - looking in '/toolchains/bfin-uclinux/.'
+      - looking in '/toolchains/bfin-uclinux/bin'
+         - found '/toolchains/bfin-uclinux/bin/bfin-uclinux-gcc'
+Tool chain test:  OK
+      - looking in '/toolchains/bfin-uclinux/usr/bin'
+   - scanning path '/toolchains/sparc-elf'
+      - looking in '/toolchains/sparc-elf/.'
+      - looking in '/toolchains/sparc-elf/bin'
+         - found '/toolchains/sparc-elf/bin/sparc-elf-gcc'
+Tool chain test:  OK
+      - looking in '/toolchains/sparc-elf/usr/bin'
+   - scanning path '/toolchains/arm-2010q1'
+      - looking in '/toolchains/arm-2010q1/.'
+      - looking in '/toolchains/arm-2010q1/bin'
+         - found '/toolchains/arm-2010q1/bin/arm-none-linux-gnueabi-gcc'
+Tool chain test:  OK
+      - looking in '/toolchains/arm-2010q1/usr/bin'
+   - scanning path '/toolchains/from'
+      - looking in '/toolchains/from/.'
+      - looking in '/toolchains/from/bin'
+      - looking in '/toolchains/from/usr/bin'
+   - scanning path '/toolchains/sh4-gentoo-linux-gnu'
+      - looking in '/toolchains/sh4-gentoo-linux-gnu/.'
+      - looking in '/toolchains/sh4-gentoo-linux-gnu/bin'
+         - found '/toolchains/sh4-gentoo-linux-gnu/bin/sh4-gentoo-linux-gnu-gcc'
+Tool chain test:  OK
+      - looking in '/toolchains/sh4-gentoo-linux-gnu/usr/bin'
+   - scanning path '/toolchains/avr32-linux'
+      - looking in '/toolchains/avr32-linux/.'
+      - looking in '/toolchains/avr32-linux/bin'
+         - found '/toolchains/avr32-linux/bin/avr32-gcc'
+Tool chain test:  OK
+      - looking in '/toolchains/avr32-linux/usr/bin'
+   - scanning path '/toolchains/m68k-linux'
+      - looking in '/toolchains/m68k-linux/.'
+      - looking in '/toolchains/m68k-linux/bin'
+         - found '/toolchains/m68k-linux/bin/m68k-linux-gcc'
+Tool chain test:  OK
+      - looking in '/toolchains/m68k-linux/usr/bin'
+List of available toolchains (17):
+arm       : /toolchains/arm-2010q1/bin/arm-none-linux-gnueabi-gcc
+avr32     : /toolchains/avr32-linux/bin/avr32-gcc
+bfin      : /toolchains/bfin-uclinux/bin/bfin-uclinux-gcc
+c89       : /usr/bin/c89-gcc
+c99       : /usr/bin/c99-gcc
+i386      : /toolchains/i386-linux/bin/i386-linux-gcc
+m68k      : /toolchains/m68k-linux/bin/m68k-linux-gcc
+mb        : /toolchains/microblaze-unknown-linux-gnu/bin/mb-linux-gcc
+microblaze: /toolchains/microblaze-unknown-linux-gnu/bin/microblaze-unknown-linux-gnu-gcc
+mips      : /toolchains/mips-linux/bin/mips-linux-gcc
+nds32le   : /toolchains/nds32le-linux-glibc-v1f/bin/nds32le-linux-gcc
+nios2     : /toolchains/nios2/bin/nios2-linux-gcc
+powerpc   : /toolchains/powerpc-linux/bin/powerpc-linux-gcc
+sandbox   : /usr/bin/gcc
+sh4       : /toolchains/sh4-gentoo-linux-gnu/bin/sh4-gentoo-linux-gnu-gcc
+sparc     : /toolchains/sparc-elf/bin/sparc-elf-gcc
+x86_64    : /usr/bin/x86_64-linux-gnu-gcc
+
+
+You can see that everything is covered, even some strange ones that won't
+be used (c88 and c99). This is a feature.
+
+
+How to run it
+=============
+
+First do a dry run: (replace <branch> with a real, local branch with a
+valid upstream)
+
+$ ./tools/buildman/buildman -b <branch> -n
+
+If it can't detect the upstream branch, try checking out the branch, and
+doing something like 'git branch --set-upstream <branch> upstream/master'
+or something similar.
+
+As an exmmple:
+
+Dry run, so not doing much. But I would do this:
+
+Building 18 commits for 1059 boards (4 threads, 1 job per thread)
+Build directory: ../lcd9b
+    5bb3505 Merge branch 'master' of git://git.denx.de/u-boot-arm
+    c18f1b4 tegra: Use const for pinmux_config_pingroup/table()
+    2f043ae tegra: Add display support to funcmux
+    e349900 tegra: fdt: Add pwm binding and node
+    424a5f0 tegra: fdt: Add LCD definitions for Tegra
+    0636ccf tegra: Add support for PWM
+    a994fe7 tegra: Add SOC support for display/lcd
+    fcd7350 tegra: Add LCD driver
+    4d46e9d tegra: Add LCD support to Nvidia boards
+    991bd48 arm: Add control over cachability of memory regions
+    54e8019 lcd: Add CONFIG_LCD_ALIGNMENT to select frame buffer alignment
+    d92aff7 lcd: Add support for flushing LCD fb from dcache after update
+    dbd0677 tegra: Align LCD frame buffer to section boundary
+    0cff9b8 tegra: Support control of cache settings for LCD
+    9c56900 tegra: fdt: Add LCD definitions for Seaboard
+    5cc29db lcd: Add CONFIG_CONSOLE_SCROLL_LINES option to speed console
+    cac5a23 tegra: Enable display/lcd support on Seaboard
+    49ff541 wip
+
+Total boards to build for each commit: 1059
+
+This shows that it will build all 1059 boards, using 4 threads (because
+we have a 4-core CPU). Each thread will run with -j1, meaning that each
+make job will use a single CPU. The list of commits to be built helps you
+confirm that things look about right. Notice that buildman has chosen a
+'base' directory for you, immediately above your source tree.
+
+Buildman works entirely inside the base directory, here ../lcd9b,
+creating a working directory for each thread, and creating output
+directories for each commit and board.
+
+
+Suggested Workflow
+==================
+
+To run the build for real, take off the -n:
+
+$ ./tools/buildman/buildman -b <branch>
+
+Buildman will set up some working directories, and get started. After a
+minute or so it will settle down to a steady pace, with a display like this:
+
+Building 18 commits for 1059 boards (4 threads, 1 job per thread)
+  528   36  124 /19062  1:13:30  : SIMPC8313_SP
+
+This means that it is building 19062 board/commit combinations. So far it
+has managed to succesfully build 528. Another 36 have built with warnings,
+and 124 more didn't build at all. Buildman expects to complete the process
+in an hour an 15 minutes. Use this time to buy a faster computer.
+
+
+To find out how the build went, ask for a summary with -s. You can do this
+either before the build completes (presumably in another terminal) or or
+afterwards. Let's work through an example of how this is used:
+
+$ ./tools/buildman/buildman -b lcd9b -s
+...
+01: Merge branch 'master' of git://git.denx.de/u-boot-arm
+   powerpc:   + galaxy5200_LOWBOOT
+02: tegra: Use const for pinmux_config_pingroup/table()
+03: tegra: Add display support to funcmux
+04: tegra: fdt: Add pwm binding and node
+05: tegra: fdt: Add LCD definitions for Tegra
+06: tegra: Add support for PWM
+07: tegra: Add SOC support for display/lcd
+08: tegra: Add LCD driver
+09: tegra: Add LCD support to Nvidia boards
+10: arm: Add control over cachability of memory regions
+11: lcd: Add CONFIG_LCD_ALIGNMENT to select frame buffer alignment
+12: lcd: Add support for flushing LCD fb from dcache after update
+       arm:   + lubbock
+13: tegra: Align LCD frame buffer to section boundary
+14: tegra: Support control of cache settings for LCD
+15: tegra: fdt: Add LCD definitions for Seaboard
+16: lcd: Add CONFIG_CONSOLE_SCROLL_LINES option to speed console
+17: tegra: Enable display/lcd support on Seaboard
+18: wip
+
+This shows which commits have succeeded and which have failed. In this case
+the build is still in progress so many boards are not built yet (use -u to
+see which ones). But still we can see a few failures. The galaxy5200_LOWBOOT
+never builds correctly. This could be a problem with our toolchain, or it
+could be a bug in the upstream. The good news is that we probably don't need
+to blame our commits. The bad news is it isn't tested on that board.
+
+Commit 12 broke lubbock. That's what the '+ lubbock' means. The failure
+is never fixed by a later commit, or you would see lubbock again, in green,
+without the +.
+
+To see the actual error:
+
+$ ./tools/buildman/buildman -b <branch> -se lubbock
+...
+12: lcd: Add support for flushing LCD fb from dcache after update
+       arm:   + lubbock
++common/libcommon.o: In function `lcd_sync':
++/u-boot/lcd9b/.bm-work/00/common/lcd.c:120: undefined reference to `flush_dcache_range'
++arm-none-linux-gnueabi-ld: BFD (Sourcery G++ Lite 2010q1-202) 2.19.51.20090709 assertion fail /scratch/julian/2010q1-release-linux-lite/obj/binutils-src-2010q1-202-arm-none-linux-gnueabi-i686-pc-linux-gnu/bfd/elf32-arm.c:12572
++make: *** [/u-boot/lcd9b/.bm-work/00/build/u-boot] Error 139
+13: tegra: Align LCD frame buffer to section boundary
+14: tegra: Support control of cache settings for LCD
+15: tegra: fdt: Add LCD definitions for Seaboard
+16: lcd: Add CONFIG_CONSOLE_SCROLL_LINES option to speed console
+-/u-boot/lcd9b/.bm-work/00/common/lcd.c:120: undefined reference to `flush_dcache_range'
++/u-boot/lcd9b/.bm-work/00/common/lcd.c:125: undefined reference to `flush_dcache_range'
+17: tegra: Enable display/lcd support on Seaboard
+18: wip
+
+So the problem is in lcd.c, due to missing cache operations. This information
+should be enough to work out what that commit is doing to break these
+boards. (In this case pxa did not have cache operations defined).
+
+If you see error lines marked with - that means that the errors were fixed
+by that commit. Sometimes commits can be in the wrong order, so that a
+breakage is introduced for a few commits and fixed by later commits. This
+shows up clearly with buildman. You can then reorder the commits and try
+again.
+
+At commit 16, the error moves - you can see that the old error at line 120
+is fixed, but there is a new one at line 126. This is probably only because
+we added some code and moved the broken line futher down the file.
+
+If many boards have the same error, then -e will display the error only
+once. This makes the output as concise as possible.
+
+The full build output in this case is available in:
+
+../lcd9b/12_of_18_gd92aff7_lcd--Add-support-for/lubbock/
+
+   done: Indicates the build was done, and holds the return code from make.
+         This is 0 for a good build, typically 2 for a failure.
+
+   err:  Output from stderr, if any. Errors and warnings appear here.
+
+   log:  Output from stdout. Normally there isn't any since buildman runs
+         in silent mode for now.
+
+   toolchain: Shows information about the toolchain used for the build.
+
+   sizes: Shows image size information.
+
+It is possible to get the build output there also. Use the -k option for
+this. In that case you will also see some output files, like:
+
+   System.map  toolchain  u-boot  u-boot.bin  u-boot.map  autoconf.mk
+   (also SPL versions u-boot-spl and u-boot-spl.bin if available)
+
+
+Checking Image Sizes
+====================
+
+A key requirement for U-Boot is that you keep code/data size to a minimum.
+Where a new feature increases this noticeably it should normally be put
+behind a CONFIG flag so that boards can leave it off and keep the image
+size more or less the same with each new release.
+
+To check the impact of your commits on image size, use -S. For example:
+
+$ ./tools/buildman/buildman -b us-x86  -sS
+Built 12 commits for 1062 boards (32 threads, 1 job per thread)
+01: omap3_evm: Let CONFIG_EFI_PARTITION be set for SPL
+02: gen: Update time command to avoid using get_timer_masked()
+03: x86: Add function to get top of usable ram
+       x86: (3 boards)   text -75.7
+04: x86: Add basic cache operations
+05: x86: Permit bootstage and timer data to be used prior to relocation
+       x86: (3 boards)   data +10.7
+06: x86: Add an __end symbol to signal the end of the U-Boot binary
+       x86: (3 boards)   text +76.0
+07: x86: Rearrange the output input to remove BSS
+       x86: (3 boards)   bss +1316.0
+08: x86: Support relocation of FDT on start-up
+       x86: (3 boards)   text +121.3   data +8.0   bss -122.7
+09: x86: Add error checking to x86 relocation code
+       x86: (3 boards)   text +12.0   bss -13.3
+10: x86: Adjust link device tree include file
+11: x86: Enable CONFIG_OF_CONTROL on coreboot
+       x86:   + coreboot-x86
+       x86: (3 boards)   text +6844.0   data +645.3   bss +597.3
+12: x86: Remove real mode code for coreboot
+       x86: (3 boards)   text -158.0   bss +32.0
+
+
+You can see that image size only changed on x86, which is good because this
+series is not supposed to change any other board. Adding device tree control
+in commit 11 added about 6.5K to the code size, as expected. The numbers are
+fractional because they are an average of all boards for that architecture.
+The intentention is to allow you to quickly find image size problems
+introduced by your commits.
+
+
+Other options
+=============
+
+Buildman has various other command line options. Try --help to see them.
+
+
+TODO
+====
+
+This has mostly be written in my spare time as a response to my difficulties
+in testing large series of patches. Apart from tidying up there is quite a
+bit of scope for improvement. Things like better error diffs, easier access
+to log files, error display while building. Also it would be nice it buildman
+could 'hunt' for problems, perhaps by building a few boards for each arch,
+or checking commits for changed files and building only boards which use
+those files.
+
+
+Credits
+=======
+
+Thanks to Grant Grundler <grundler@chromium.org> for his ideas for improving
+the build speed by building all commits for a board instead of the other
+way around.
+
+
+
+Simon Glass
+sjg@chromium.org
+Halloween 2012
+Updated 12-12-12
diff --git a/tools/buildman/board.py b/tools/buildman/board.py
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..9f50aba
--- /dev/null
+++ b/tools/buildman/board.py
@@ -0,0 +1,167 @@ 
+# Copyright (c) 2012 The Chromium OS Authors.
+#
+# See file CREDITS for list of people who contributed to this
+# project.
+#
+# This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
+# modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as
+# published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of
+# the License, or (at your option) any later version.
+#
+# This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
+# but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
+# MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
+# GNU General Public License for more details.
+#
+# You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
+# along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
+# Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston,
+# MA 02111-1307 USA
+#
+
+class Board:
+    """A particular board that we can build"""
+    def __init__(self, target, arch, cpu, board_name, vendor, soc, options):
+        """Create a new board type.
+
+        Args:
+            target: Target name (use make <target>_config to configure)
+            arch: Architecture name (e.g. arm)
+            cpu: Cpu name (e.g. arm1136)
+            board_name: Name of board (e.g. integrator)
+            vendor: Name of vendor (e.g. armltd)
+            soc: Name of SOC, or '' if none (e.g. mx31)
+            options: board-specific options (e.g. integratorcp:CM1136)
+        """
+        self.target = target
+        self.arch = arch
+        self.cpu = cpu
+        self.board_name = board_name
+        self.vendor = vendor
+        self.soc = soc
+        self.props = [self.target, self.arch, self.cpu, self.board_name,
+                      self.vendor, self.soc]
+        self.options = options
+        self.build_it = False
+
+
+class Boards:
+    """Manage a list of boards."""
+    def __init__(self):
+        # Use a simple list here, sinc OrderedDict requires Python 2.7
+        self._boards = []
+
+    def AddBoard(self, board):
+        """Add a new board to the list.
+
+        The board's target member must not already exist in the board list.
+
+        Args:
+            board: board to add
+        """
+        self._boards.append(board)
+
+    def ReadBoards(self, fname):
+        """Read a list of boards from a board file.
+
+        Create a board object for each and add it to our _boards list.
+
+        Args:
+            fname: Filename of boards.cfg file
+        """
+        with open(fname, 'r') as fd:
+            for line in fd:
+                if line[0] == '#':
+                    continue
+                fields = line.split()
+                if not fields:
+                    continue
+                for upto in range(len(fields)):
+                    if fields[upto] == '-':
+                        fields[upto] = ''
+                while len(fields) < 7:
+                    fields.append('')
+
+                board = Board(*fields)
+                self.AddBoard(board)
+
+
+    def GetList(self):
+        """Return a list of available boards.
+
+        Returns:
+            List of Board objects
+        """
+        return self._boards
+
+    def GetDict(self):
+        """Build a dictionary containing all the boards.
+
+        Returns:
+            Dictionary:
+                key is board.target
+                value is board
+        """
+        board_dict = {}
+        for board in self._boards:
+            board_dict[board.target] = board
+        return board_dict
+
+    def GetSelectedDict(self):
+        """Return a dictionary containing the selected boards
+
+        Returns:
+            List of Board objects that are marked selected
+        """
+        board_dict = {}
+        for board in self._boards:
+            if board.build_it:
+                board_dict[board.target] = board
+        return board_dict
+
+    def GetSelected(self):
+        """Return a list of selected boards
+
+        Returns:
+            List of Board objects that are marked selected
+        """
+        return [board for board in self._boards if board.build_it]
+
+    def GetSelectedNames(self):
+        """Return a list of selected boards
+
+        Returns:
+            List of board names that are marked selected
+        """
+        return [board.target for board in self._boards if board.build_it]
+
+    def SelectBoards(self, args):
+        """Mark boards selected based on args
+
+        Args:
+            List of strings specifying boards to include, either named, or
+            by their target, architecture, cpu, vendor or soc. If empty, all
+            boards are selected.
+
+        Returns:
+            Dictionary which holds the number of boards which were selected
+            due to each argument, arranged by argument.
+        """
+        result = {}
+        for arg in args:
+            result[arg] = 0
+        result['all'] = 0
+
+        for board in self._boards:
+            if args:
+                for arg in args:
+                    if arg in board.props:
+                        if not board.build_it:
+                            board.build_it = True
+                            result[arg] += 1
+                            result['all'] += 1
+            else:
+                board.build_it = True
+                result['all'] += 1
+
+        return result
diff --git a/tools/buildman/bsettings.py b/tools/buildman/bsettings.py
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..7e66c63
--- /dev/null
+++ b/tools/buildman/bsettings.py
@@ -0,0 +1,60 @@ 
+# Copyright (c) 2012 The Chromium OS Authors.
+#
+# See file CREDITS for list of people who contributed to this
+# project.
+#
+# This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
+# modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as
+# published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of
+# the License, or (at your option) any later version.
+#
+# This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
+# but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
+# MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
+# GNU General Public License for more details.
+#
+# You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
+# along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
+# Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston,
+# MA 02111-1307 USA
+#
+
+import ConfigParser
+import os
+
+
+def Setup(fname=''):
+    """Set up the buildman settings module by reading config files
+
+    Args:
+        config_fname:   Config filename to read ('' for default)
+    """
+    global settings
+    global config_fname
+
+    settings = ConfigParser.SafeConfigParser()
+    config_fname = fname
+    if config_fname == '':
+        config_fname = '%s/.buildman' % os.getenv('HOME')
+    if config_fname:
+        settings.read(config_fname)
+
+def GetItems(section):
+    """Get the items from a section of the config.
+
+    Args:
+        section: name of section to retrieve
+
+    Returns:
+        List of (name, value) tuples for the section
+    """
+    try:
+        return settings.items(section)
+    except ConfigParser.NoSectionError as e:
+        print e
+        print ("Warning: No tool chains - please add a [toolchain] section "
+                "to your buildman config file %s. See README for details" %
+                config_fname)
+        return []
+    except:
+        raise
diff --git a/tools/buildman/builder.py b/tools/buildman/builder.py
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..259d007
--- /dev/null
+++ b/tools/buildman/builder.py
@@ -0,0 +1,1177 @@ 
+# Copyright (c) 2012 The Chromium OS Authors.
+#
+# See file CREDITS for list of people who contributed to this
+# project.
+#
+# This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
+# modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as
+# published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of
+# the License, or (at your option) any later version.
+#
+# This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
+# but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
+# MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
+# GNU General Public License for more details.
+#
+# You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
+# along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
+# Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston,
+# MA 02111-1307 USA
+#
+
+import collections
+import errno
+from datetime import datetime, timedelta
+import glob
+import os
+import re
+import Queue
+import shutil
+import string
+import sys
+import threading
+import time
+
+import command
+import gitutil
+import terminal
+import toolchain
+
+
+"""
+Theory of Operation
+
+Please see README for user documentation, and you should be familiar with
+that before trying to make sense of this.
+
+Buildman works by keeping the machine as busy as possible, building different
+commits for different boards on multiple CPUs at once.
+
+The source repo (self.git_dir) contains all the commits to be built. Each
+thread works on a single board at a time. It checks out the first commit,
+configures it for that board, then builds it. Then it checks out the next
+commit and builds it (typically without re-configuring). When it runs out
+of commits, it gets another job from the builder and starts again with that
+board.
+
+Clearly the builder threads could work either way - they could check out a
+commit and then built it for all boards. Using separate directories for each
+commit/board pair they could leave their build product around afterwards
+also.
+
+The intent behind building a single board for multiple commits, is to make
+use of incremental builds. Since each commit is built incrementally from
+the previous one, builds are faster. Reconfiguring for a different board
+removes all intermediate object files.
+
+Many threads can be working at once, but each has its own working directory.
+When a thread finishes a build, it puts the output files into a result
+directory.
+
+The base directory used by buildman is normally '../<branch>', i.e.
+a directory higher than the source repository and named after the branch
+being built.
+
+Within the base directory, we have one subdirectory for each commit. Within
+that is one subdirectory for each board. Within that is the build output for
+that commit/board combination.
+
+Buildman also create working directories for each thread, in a .bm-work/
+subdirectory in the base dir.
+
+As an example, say we are building branch 'us-net' for boards 'sandbox' and
+'seaboard', and say that us-net has two commits. We will have directories
+like this:
+
+us-net/             base directory
+    01_of_02_g4ed4ebc_net--Add-tftp-speed-/
+        sandbox/
+            u-boot.bin
+        seaboard/
+            u-boot.bin
+    02_of_02_g4ed4ebc_net--Check-tftp-comp/
+        sandbox/
+            u-boot.bin
+        seaboard/
+            u-boot.bin
+    .bm-work/
+        00/         working directory for thread 0 (contains source checkout)
+            build/  build output
+        01/         working directory for thread 1
+            build/  build output
+        ...
+u-boot/             source directory
+    .git/           repository
+"""
+
+# Possible build outcomes
+OUTCOME_OK, OUTCOME_WARNING, OUTCOME_ERROR, OUTCOME_UNKNOWN = range(4)
+
+# Translate a commit subject into a valid filename
+trans_valid_chars = string.maketrans("/: ", "---")
+
+
+def Mkdir(dirname):
+    """Make a directory if it doesn't already exist.
+
+    Args:
+        dirname: Directory to create
+    """
+    try:
+        os.mkdir(dirname)
+    except OSError as err:
+        if err.errno == errno.EEXIST:
+            pass
+        else:
+            raise
+
+class BuilderJob:
+    """Holds information about a job to be performed by a thread
+
+    Members:
+        board: Board object to build
+        commits: List of commit options to build.
+    """
+    def __init__(self):
+        self.board = None
+        self.commits = []
+
+
+class ResultThread(threading.Thread):
+    """This thread processes results from builder threads.
+
+    It simply passes the results on to the builder. There is only one
+    result thread, and this helps to serialise the build output.
+    """
+    def __init__(self, builder):
+        """Set up a new result thread
+
+        Args:
+            builder: Builder which will be sent each result
+        """
+        threading.Thread.__init__(self)
+        self.builder = builder
+
+    def run(self):
+        """Called to start up the result thread.
+
+        We collect the next result job and pass it on to the build.
+        """
+        while True:
+            result = self.builder.out_queue.get()
+            self.builder.ProcessResult(result)
+            self.builder.out_queue.task_done()
+
+
+class BuilderThread(threading.Thread):
+    """This thread builds U-Boot for a particular board.
+
+    An input queue provides each new job. We run 'make' to build U-Boot
+    and then pass the results on to the output queue.
+
+    Members:
+        builder: The builder which contains information we might need
+        thread_num: Our thread number (0-n-1), used to decide on a
+                temporary directory
+    """
+    def __init__(self, builder, thread_num):
+        """Set up a new builder thread"""
+        threading.Thread.__init__(self)
+        self.builder = builder
+        self.thread_num = thread_num
+
+    def Make(self, commit, brd, stage, cwd, *args, **kwargs):
+        """Run 'make' on a particular commit and board.
+
+        The source code will already be checked out, so the 'commit'
+        argument is only for information.
+
+        Args:
+            commit: Commit object that is being built
+            brd: Board object that is being built
+            stage: Stage of the build. Valid stages are:
+                        distclean - can be called to clean source
+                        config - called to configure for a board
+                        build - the main make invocation - it does the build
+            args: A list of arguments to pass to 'make'
+            kwargs: A list of keyword arguments to pass to command.RunPipe()
+
+        Returns:
+            CommandResult object
+        """
+        return self.builder.do_make(commit, brd, stage, cwd, *args,
+                **kwargs)
+
+    def RunCommit(self, commit_upto, brd, work_dir, do_config, force_build):
+        """Build a particular commit.
+
+        If the build is already done, and we are not forcing a build, we skip
+        the build and just return the previously-saved results.
+
+        Args:
+            commit_upto: Commit number to build (0...n-1)
+            brd: Board object to build
+            work_dir: Directory to which the source will be checked out
+            do_config: True to run a make <board>_config on the source
+            force_build: Force a build even if one was previously done
+
+        Returns:
+            tuple containing:
+                - CommandResult object containing the results of the build
+                - boolean indicating whether 'make config' is still needed
+        """
+        # Create a default result - it will be overwritte by the call to
+        # self.Make() below, in the event that we do a build.
+        result = command.CommandResult()
+        result.return_code = 0
+        out_dir = os.path.join(work_dir, 'build')
+
+        # Checkout the right commit
+        if commit_upto is not None:
+            commit = self.builder.commits[commit_upto]
+            if self.builder.checkout:
+                gitutil.Checkout(commit.hash, os.path.join(work_dir, '.git'),
+                        work_dir, force=True)
+        else:
+            commit = self.builder.commit # Ick, fix this for BuildCommits()
+
+        # Check if the job was already completed last time
+        done_file = self.builder.GetDoneFile(commit_upto, brd.target)
+        result.already_done = os.path.exists(done_file)
+        if result.already_done and not force_build:
+            # Get the return code from that build and use it
+            with open(done_file, 'r') as fd:
+                result.return_code = int(fd.readline())
+            err_file = self.builder.GetErrFile(commit_upto, brd.target)
+            if os.path.exists(err_file) and os.stat(err_file).st_size:
+                result.stderr = 'bad'
+        else:
+            # We are going to have to build it. First, get a toolchain
+            if not self.toolchain:
+                try:
+                    self.toolchain = self.builder.toolchains.Select(brd.arch)
+                except ValueError as err:
+                    result.return_code = 10
+                    result.stdout = ''
+                    result.stderr = str(err)
+                    # TODO(sjg@chromium.org): This gets swallowed, but needs
+                    # to be reported.
+
+            if self.toolchain:
+                # Set up the environment and command line
+                env = self.toolchain.MakeEnvironment()
+                Mkdir(out_dir)
+                args = ['O=build', '-s']
+                if self.builder.num_jobs is not None:
+                    args.extend(['-j', str(self.builder.num_jobs)])
+                config_args = ['%s_config' % brd.target]
+                config_out = ''
+
+                # If we need to reconfigure, do that now
+                if do_config:
+                    result = self.Make(commit, brd, 'distclean', work_dir,
+                            'distclean', *args, env=env)
+                    result = self.Make(commit, brd, 'config', work_dir,
+                            *(args + config_args), env=env)
+                    config_out = result.combined
+                    do_config = False   # No need to configure next time
+                if result.return_code == 0:
+                    result = self.Make(commit, brd, 'build', work_dir, *args,
+                            env=env)
+                    result.stdout = config_out + result.stdout
+            else:
+                result.return_code = 1
+                result.stderr = 'No tool chain for %s\n' % brd.arch
+            result.already_done = False
+
+        result.toolchain = self.toolchain
+        result.brd = brd
+        result.commit_upto = commit_upto
+        result.out_dir = out_dir
+        return result, do_config
+
+    def _WriteResult(self, result, keep_outputs):
+        """Write a built result to the output directory.
+
+        Args:
+            result: CommandResult object containing result to write
+            keep_outputs: True to store the output binaries, False
+                to delete them
+        """
+        if result.return_code < 0:      # Fatal error
+            return
+
+        if result.already_done:
+            return
+
+        # Write the output and stderr
+        output_dir = self.builder._GetOutputDir(result.commit_upto)
+        Mkdir(output_dir)
+        build_dir = self.builder.GetBuildDir(result.commit_upto,
+                result.brd.target)
+        Mkdir(build_dir)
+
+        outfile = os.path.join(build_dir, 'log')
+        with open(outfile, 'w') as fd:
+            if result.stdout:
+                fd.write(result.stdout)
+
+        errfile = self.builder.GetErrFile(result.commit_upto,
+                result.brd.target)
+        if result.stderr:
+            with open(errfile, 'w') as fd:
+                fd.write(result.stderr)
+        elif os.path.exists(errfile):
+            os.remove(errfile)
+
+        if result.toolchain:
+            # Write the build result and toolchain information.
+            done_file = self.builder.GetDoneFile(result.commit_upto,
+                    result.brd.target)
+            with open(done_file, 'w') as fd:
+                fd.write('%s' % result.return_code)
+            with open(os.path.join(build_dir, 'toolchain'), 'w') as fd:
+                print >>fd, 'gcc', result.toolchain.gcc
+                print >>fd, 'path', result.toolchain.path
+                print >>fd, 'cross', result.toolchain.cross
+                print >>fd, 'arch', result.toolchain.arch
+                fd.write('%s' % result.return_code)
+
+            with open(os.path.join(build_dir, 'toolchain'), 'w') as fd:
+                print >>fd, 'gcc', result.toolchain.gcc
+                print >>fd, 'path', result.toolchain.path
+
+            # Write out the image size information.
+            env = result.toolchain.MakeEnvironment()
+            cmd = ['%ssize' % self.toolchain.cross, 'u-boot',
+                    'spl/u-boot-spl']
+            size_result = command.RunPipe([cmd], capture=True,
+                    capture_stderr=True, cwd=result.out_dir,
+                    raise_on_error=False, env=env)
+            if size_result.stdout:
+                lines = size_result.stdout.splitlines()
+                sizes = self.builder.GetSizesFile(result.commit_upto,
+                                result.brd.target)
+                with open(sizes, 'w') as fd:
+                    print >>fd, '\n'.join(lines[1:])
+
+
+        # Now write the actual build output
+        if keep_outputs:
+            patterns = ['u-boot', '*.bin', 'u-boot.dtb', '*.map',
+                        'include/autoconf.mk', 'spl/u-boot-spl',
+                        'spl/u-boot-spl.bin']
+            for pattern in patterns:
+                file_list = glob.glob(os.path.join(result.out_dir, pattern))
+                for fname in file_list:
+                    shutil.copy(fname, build_dir)
+
+
+    def RunJob(self, job):
+        """Run a single job
+
+        A job consists of a building a list of commits for a particular board.
+
+        Args:
+            job: Job to build
+        """
+        brd = job.board
+        work_dir = self.builder.GetThreadDir(self.thread_num)
+        self.toolchain = None
+        if job.commits:
+            # Run 'make board_config' on the first commit
+            do_config = True
+            commit_upto  = 0
+            force_build = False
+            while commit_upto < len(job.commits):
+                result, do_config = self.RunCommit(commit_upto, brd, work_dir,
+                        do_config, force_build or self.builder.force_build)
+
+                # If we built that commit, then config is done. But if we got
+                # an warning, reconfig next time to force it to build the same
+                # files that created warnings this time. Otherwise an
+                # incremental build may not build the same file, and we will
+                # think that the warning has gone away.
+                # We could avoid this by using -Werror everywhere...
+                # For errors, the problem doesn't happen, since presumably
+                # the build stopped and didn't generate output, so will retry
+                # that file next time. So we could detect warnings and deal
+                # with them specially here. For now, we just reconfigure if
+                # anything goes work.
+                # Of course this is substantially slower if there are build
+                # errors/warnings (e.g. 2-3x slower even if only 10% of builds
+                # have problems).
+                failed = result.return_code or result.stderr
+                if failed and not result.already_done and not do_config:
+                    # If the last build failed, try again with a reconfigure
+                    # Sometimes if the board_config.h file changes it can mess
+                    # with dependencies, and we get:
+                    # make: *** No rule to make target `include/autoconf.mk',
+                    #     needed by `depend'.
+                    do_config = True
+                    force_build = True
+                else:
+                    force_build = False
+                    if self.builder.force_config_on_failure:
+                        if failed:
+                            do_config = True
+                    result.commit_upto = commit_upto
+                    if result.return_code < 0:
+                        raise ValueError('Interrupt')
+
+                # We have the build results, so output the result
+                self._WriteResult(result, job.keep_outputs)
+                self.builder.out_queue.put(result)
+                commit_upto += 1
+        else:
+            # Just build the currently checked-out build
+            result = self.RunCommit(None, True)
+            result.commit_upto = self.builder.upto
+            self.builder.out_queue.put(result)
+
+    def run(self):
+        """Our thread's run function
+
+        This thread picks a job from the queue, runs it, and then goes to the
+        next job.
+        """
+        alive = True
+        while True:
+            job = self.builder.queue.get()
+            try:
+                if self.builder.active and alive:
+                    self.RunJob(job)
+            except Exception as err:
+                alive = False
+                print err
+            self.builder.queue.task_done()
+
+
+class Builder:
+    """Class for building U-Boot for a particular commit.
+
+    Public members: (many should ->private)
+        active: True if the builder is active and has not been stopped
+        already_done: Number of builds already completed
+        base_dir: Base directory to use for builder
+        checkout: True to check out source, False to skip that step.
+            This is used for testing.
+        col: terminal.Color() object
+        count: Number of commits to build
+        do_make: Method to call to invoke Make
+        fail: Number of builds that failed due to error
+        force_build: Force building even if a build already exists
+        force_config_on_failure: If a commit fails for a board, disable
+            incremental building for the next commit we build for that
+            board, so that we will see all warnings/errors again.
+        git_dir: Git directory containing source repository
+        last_line_len: Length of the last line we printed (used for erasing
+            it with new progress information)
+        num_jobs: Number of jobs to run at once (passed to make as -j)
+        num_threads: Number of builder threads to run
+        out_queue: Queue of results to process
+        re_make_err: Compiled regular expression for ignore_lines
+        queue: Queue of jobs to run
+        threads: List of active threads
+        toolchains: Toolchains object to use for building
+        upto: Current commit number we are building (0.count-1)
+        warned: Number of builds that produced at least one warning
+
+    Private members:
+        _base_board_dict: Last-summarised Dict of boards
+        _base_err_lines: Last-summarised list of errors
+        _build_period_us: Time taken for a single build (float object).
+        _complete_delay: Expected delay until completion (timedelta)
+        _next_delay_update: Next time we plan to display a progress update
+                (datatime)
+        _show_unknown: Show unknown boards (those not built) in summary
+        _timestamps: List of timestamps for the completion of the last
+            last _timestamp_count builds. Each is a datetime object.
+        _timestamp_count: Number of timestamps to keep in our list.
+        _working_dir: Base working directory containing all threads
+    """
+    class Outcome:
+        """Records a build outcome for a single make invocation
+
+        Public Members:
+            rc: Outcome value (OUTCOME_...)
+            err_lines: List of error lines or [] if none
+            sizes: Dictionary of image size information, keyed by filename
+                - Each value is itself a dictionary containing
+                    values for 'text', 'data' and 'bss', being the integer
+                    size in bytes of each section.
+        """
+        def __init__(self, rc, err_lines, sizes):
+            self.rc = rc
+            self.err_lines = err_lines
+            self.sizes = sizes
+
+    def __init__(self, toolchains, base_dir, git_dir, num_threads, num_jobs,
+                 checkout=True, show_unknown=True):
+        """Create a new Builder object
+
+        Args:
+            toolchains: Toolchains object to use for building
+            base_dir: Base directory to use for builder
+            git_dir: Git directory containing source repository
+            num_threads: Number of builder threads to run
+            num_jobs: Number of jobs to run at once (passed to make as -j)
+            checkout: True to check out source, False to skip that step.
+                This is used for testing.
+            show_unknown: Show unknown boards (those not built) in summary
+        """
+        self.toolchains = toolchains
+        self.base_dir = base_dir
+        self._working_dir = os.path.join(base_dir, '.bm-work')
+        self.threads = []
+        self.active = True
+        self.do_make = self.Make
+        self.checkout = checkout
+        self.num_threads = num_threads
+        self.num_jobs = num_jobs
+        self.already_done = 0
+        self.force_build = False
+        self.git_dir = git_dir
+        self._show_unknown = show_unknown
+        self._timestamp_count = 10
+        self._build_period_us = None
+        self._complete_delay = None
+        self._next_delay_update = datetime.now()
+        self.force_config_on_failure = True
+
+        self.col = terminal.Color()
+
+        self.queue = Queue.Queue()
+        self.out_queue = Queue.Queue()
+        for i in range(self.num_threads):
+            t = BuilderThread(self, i)
+            t.setDaemon(True)
+            t.start()
+            self.threads.append(t)
+
+        self.last_line_len = 0
+        t = ResultThread(self)
+        t.setDaemon(True)
+        t.start()
+        self.threads.append(t)
+
+        ignore_lines = ['(make.*Waiting for unfinished)', '(Segmentation fault)']
+        self.re_make_err = re.compile('|'.join(ignore_lines))
+
+    def __del__(self):
+        """Get rid of all threads created by the builder"""
+        for t in self.threads:
+            del t
+
+    def _AddTimestamp(self):
+        """Add a new timestamp to the list and record the build period.
+
+        The build period is the length of time taken to perform a single
+        build (one board, one commit).
+        """
+        now = datetime.now()
+        self._timestamps.append(now)
+        count = len(self._timestamps)
+        delta = self._timestamps[-1] - self._timestamps[0]
+        seconds = delta.total_seconds()
+
+        # If we have enough data, estimate build period (time taken for a
+        # single build) and therefore completion time.
+        if count > 1 and self._next_delay_update < now:
+            self._next_delay_update = now + timedelta(seconds=2)
+            if seconds > 0:
+                self._build_period = float(seconds) / count
+                todo = self.count - self.upto
+                self._complete_delay = timedelta(microseconds=
+                        self._build_period * todo * 1000000)
+                # Round it
+                self._complete_delay -= timedelta(
+                        microseconds=self._complete_delay.microseconds)
+
+        if seconds > 60:
+            self._timestamps.popleft()
+            count -= 1
+
+    def ClearLine(self, length):
+        """Clear any characters on the current line
+
+        Make way for a new line of length 'length', by outputting enough
+        spaces to clear out the old line. Then remember the new length for
+        next time.
+
+        Args:
+            length: Length of new line, in characters
+        """
+        if length < self.last_line_len:
+            print ' ' * (self.last_line_len - length),
+            print '\r',
+        self.last_line_len = length
+        sys.stdout.flush()
+
+    def SelectCommit(self, commit, checkout=True):
+        """Checkout the selected commit for this build
+        """
+        self.commit = commit
+        if checkout and self.checkout:
+            gitutil.Checkout(commit.hash)
+
+    def Make(self, commit, brd, stage, cwd, *args, **kwargs):
+        """Run make
+
+        Args:
+            commit: Commit object that is being built
+            brd: Board object that is being built
+            stage: Stage that we are at (distclean, config, build)
+            cwd: Directory where make should be run
+            args: Arguments to pass to make
+            kwargs: Arguments to pass to command.RunPipe()
+        """
+        cmd = ['make'] + list(args)
+        result = command.RunPipe([cmd], capture=True, capture_stderr=True,
+                cwd=cwd, raise_on_error=False, **kwargs)
+        return result
+
+    def ProcessResult(self, result):
+        """Process the result of a build, showing progress information
+
+        Args:
+            result: A CommandResult object
+        """
+        col = terminal.Color()
+        if result:
+            target = result.brd.target
+
+            if result.return_code < 0:
+                self.active = False
+                command.StopAll()
+                return
+
+            self.upto += 1
+            if result.return_code != 0:
+                self.fail += 1
+            elif result.stderr:
+                self.warned += 1
+            if result.already_done:
+                self.already_done += 1
+        else:
+            target = '(starting)'
+
+        # Display separate counts for ok, warned and fail
+        ok = self.upto - self.warned - self.fail
+        line = '\r' + self.col.Color(self.col.GREEN, '%5d' % ok)
+        line += self.col.Color(self.col.YELLOW, '%5d' % self.warned)
+        line += self.col.Color(self.col.RED, '%5d' % self.fail)
+
+        name = ' /%-5d  ' % self.count
+
+        # Add our current completion time estimate
+        self._AddTimestamp()
+        if self._complete_delay:
+            name += '%s  : ' % self._complete_delay
+        # When building all boards for a commit, we can print a commit
+        # progress message.
+        if result and result.commit_upto is None:
+            name += 'commit %2d/%-3d' % (self.commit_upto + 1,
+                    self.commit_count)
+
+        name += target
+        print line + name,
+        length = 13 + len(name)
+        self.ClearLine(length)
+
+    def _GetOutputDir(self, commit_upto):
+        """Get the name of the output directory for a commit number
+
+        The output directory is typically .../<branch>/<commit>.
+
+        Args:
+            commit_upto: Commit number to use (0..self.count-1)
+        """
+        commit = self.commits[commit_upto]
+        subject = commit.subject.translate(trans_valid_chars)
+        commit_dir = ('%02d_of_%02d_g%s_%s' % (commit_upto + 1,
+                self.commit_count, commit.hash, subject[:20]))
+        output_dir = os.path.join(self.base_dir, commit_dir)
+        return output_dir
+
+    def GetBuildDir(self, commit_upto, target):
+        """Get the name of the build directory for a commit number
+
+        The build directory is typically .../<branch>/<commit>/<target>.
+
+        Args:
+            commit_upto: Commit number to use (0..self.count-1)
+            target: Target name
+        """
+        output_dir = self._GetOutputDir(commit_upto)
+        return os.path.join(output_dir, target)
+
+    def GetDoneFile(self, commit_upto, target):
+        """Get the name of the done file for a commit number
+
+        Args:
+            commit_upto: Commit number to use (0..self.count-1)
+            target: Target name
+        """
+        return os.path.join(self.GetBuildDir(commit_upto, target), 'done')
+
+    def GetSizesFile(self, commit_upto, target):
+        """Get the name of the sizes file for a commit number
+
+        Args:
+            commit_upto: Commit number to use (0..self.count-1)
+            target: Target name
+        """
+        return os.path.join(self.GetBuildDir(commit_upto, target), 'sizes')
+
+    def GetErrFile(self, commit_upto, target):
+        """Get the name of the err file for a commit number
+
+        Args:
+            commit_upto: Commit number to use (0..self.count-1)
+            target: Target name
+        """
+        output_dir = self.GetBuildDir(commit_upto, target)
+        return os.path.join(output_dir, 'err')
+
+    def FilterErrors(self, lines):
+        """Filter out errors in which we have no interest
+
+        We should probably use map().
+
+        Args:
+            lines: List of error lines, each a string
+        Returns:
+            New list with only interesting lines included
+        """
+        out_lines = []
+        for line in lines:
+            if not self.re_make_err.search(line):
+                out_lines.append(line)
+        return out_lines
+
+    def GetBuildOutcome(self, commit_upto, target):
+        """Work out the outcome of a build.
+
+        Args:
+            commit_upto: Commit number to check (0..n-1)
+            target: Target board to check
+
+        Returns:
+            Outcome object
+        """
+        done_file = self.GetDoneFile(commit_upto, target)
+        sizes_file = self.GetSizesFile(commit_upto, target)
+        sizes = {}
+        if os.path.exists(done_file):
+            with open(done_file, 'r') as fd:
+                return_code = int(fd.readline())
+                err_lines = []
+                err_file = self.GetErrFile(commit_upto, target)
+                if os.path.exists(err_file):
+                    with open(err_file, 'r') as fd:
+                        err_lines = self.FilterErrors(fd.readlines())
+
+                # Decide whether the build was ok, failed or created warnings
+                if return_code:
+                    rc = OUTCOME_ERROR
+                elif len(err_lines):
+                    rc = OUTCOME_WARNING
+                else:
+                    rc = OUTCOME_OK
+
+                # Convert size information to our simple format
+                if os.path.exists(sizes_file):
+                    with open(sizes_file, 'r') as fd:
+                        for line in fd.readlines():
+                            values = line.split()
+                            size_dict = {
+                                'text' : int(values[0]),
+                                'data' : int(values[1]),
+                                'bss' : int(values[2]),
+                            }
+                            sizes[values[5]] = size_dict
+
+                return Builder.Outcome(rc, err_lines, sizes)
+        return Builder.Outcome(OUTCOME_UNKNOWN, [], {})
+
+    def GetResultSummary(self, boards_selected, commit_upto):
+        """Calculate a summary of the results of building a commit.
+
+        Args:
+            board_selected: Dict containing boards to summarise
+            commit_upto: Commit number to summarize (0..self.count-1)
+
+        Returns:
+            Tuple:
+                Dict containing boards which passed building this commit.
+                    keyed by board.target
+                List containing a summary of error/warning lines
+        """
+        board_dict = {}
+        err_lines_summary = []
+
+        for board in boards_selected.itervalues():
+            outcome = self.GetBuildOutcome(commit_upto, board.target)
+            board_dict[board.target] = outcome
+            for err in outcome.err_lines:
+                if err and not err.rstrip() in err_lines_summary:
+                    err_lines_summary.append(err.rstrip())
+        return board_dict, err_lines_summary
+
+    def AddOutcome(self, board_dict, arch_list, changes, char, color):
+        """Add an output to our list of outcomes for each architecture
+
+        This simple function adds failing boards (changes) to the
+        relevant architecture string, so we can print the results out
+        sorted by architecture.
+
+        Args:
+             board_dict: Dict containing all boards
+             arch_list: Dict keyed by arch name. Value is a string containing
+                    a list of board names which failed for that arch.
+             changes: List of boards to add to arch_list
+             color: terminal.Colour object
+        """
+        for target in changes:
+            if target in board_dict:
+                arch = board_dict[target].arch
+            else:
+                arch = 'unknown'
+            str = '  ' + self.col.Color(color, char + ' ' + target)
+            if not arch in arch_list:
+                arch_list[arch] = str
+            else:
+                arch_list[arch] += str
+
+    def ResetResultSummary(self, board_selected):
+        """Reset the results summary ready for use.
+
+        Set up the base board list to be all those selected, and set the
+        error lines to empty.
+
+        Following this, calls to PrintResultSummary() will use this
+        information to work out what has changed.
+
+        Args:
+            board_selected: Dict containing boards to summarise, keyed by
+                board.target
+        """
+        self._base_board_dict = {}
+        for board in board_selected:
+            self._base_board_dict[board] = Builder.Outcome(0, [], [])
+        self._base_err_lines = []
+
+    def PrintResultSummary(self, board_selected, board_dict, err_lines,
+                           show_sizes):
+        """Compare results with the base results and display delta.
+
+        Only boards mentioned in board_selected will be considered. This
+        function is intended to be called repeatedly with the results of
+        each commit. It therefore shows a 'diff' between what it saw in
+        the last call and what it sees now.
+
+        Args:
+            board_selected: Dict containing boards to summarise, keyed by
+                board.target
+            board_dict: Dict containing boards for which we built this
+                commit, keyed by board.target. The value is an Outcome object.
+            err_lines: A list of errors for this commit, or [] if there is
+                none, or we don't want to print errors
+            show_sizes: Show image size deltas
+        """
+        better = []     # List of boards fixed since last commit
+        worse = []      # List of new broken boards since last commit
+        new = []        # List of boards that didn't exist last time
+        unknown = []    # List of boards that were not built
+
+        for target in board_dict:
+            if target not in board_selected:
+                continue
+
+            # If the board was built last time, add its outcome to a list
+            if target in self._base_board_dict:
+                base_outcome = self._base_board_dict[target].rc
+                outcome = board_dict[target]
+                if outcome.rc == OUTCOME_UNKNOWN:
+                    unknown.append(target)
+                elif outcome.rc < base_outcome:
+                    better.append(target)
+                elif outcome.rc > base_outcome:
+                    worse.append(target)
+            else:
+                new.append(target)
+
+        # Get a list of errors that have appeared, and disappeared
+        better_err = []
+        worse_err = []
+        for line in err_lines:
+            if line not in self._base_err_lines:
+                worse_err.append('+' + line)
+        for line in self._base_err_lines:
+            if line not in err_lines:
+                better_err.append('-' + line)
+
+        # Display results by arch
+        if better or worse or unknown or new or worse_err or better_err:
+            arch_list = {}
+            self.AddOutcome(board_selected, arch_list, better, '',
+                    self.col.GREEN)
+            self.AddOutcome(board_selected, arch_list, worse, '+',
+                    self.col.RED)
+            self.AddOutcome(board_selected, arch_list, new, '*', self.col.BLUE)
+            if self._show_unknown:
+                self.AddOutcome(board_selected, arch_list, unknown, '?',
+                        self.col.MAGENTA)
+            for arch, target_list in arch_list.iteritems():
+                print '%10s: %s' % (arch, target_list)
+            if better_err:
+                print self.col.Color(self.col.GREEN, '\n'.join(better_err))
+            if worse_err:
+                print self.col.Color(self.col.RED, '\n'.join(worse_err))
+
+        if show_sizes:
+            arch_list = {}
+
+            # Calculate changes in size for different image parts
+            # The previous sizes are in Board.sizes, for each board
+            for target in board_dict:
+                if target not in board_selected:
+                    continue
+                base_sizes = self._base_board_dict[target].sizes
+                outcome = board_dict[target]
+                sizes = outcome.sizes
+
+                # Loop through the list of images, creating a dict of size
+                # changes for each image/part. We end up with something like
+                # {'target' : 'snapper9g45, 'data' : 5, 'u-boot-spl:text' : -4}
+                # which means that U-Boot data increased by 5 bytes and SPL
+                # text decreased by 4.
+                err = {'target' : target}
+                for image in sizes:
+                    if image in base_sizes:
+                        base_image = base_sizes[image]
+                        # Loop through the text, data, bss parts
+                        for part in sizes[image]:
+                            diff = sizes[image][part] - base_image[part]
+                            col = None
+                            if diff:
+                                if image == 'u-boot':
+                                    name = part
+                                else:
+                                    name = image + ':' + part
+                                err[name] = diff
+                arch = board_selected[target].arch
+                if not arch in arch_list:
+                    arch_list[arch] = [err]
+                else:
+                    arch_list[arch].append(err)
+
+            # We now have a list of image size changes sorted by arch
+            # Print out a summary of these
+            for arch, target_list in arch_list.iteritems():
+                # Get total difference for each type
+                totals = {}
+                for result in target_list:
+                    for name, diff in result.iteritems():
+                        if name == 'target':
+                            continue
+                        if name in totals:
+                            totals[name] += diff
+                        else:
+                            totals[name] = diff
+
+                count = len(target_list)
+                printed_arch = False
+                for name, diff in totals.iteritems():
+                    if diff:
+                        # Display the average difference in this name for this
+                        # architecture
+                        avg_diff = float(diff) / count
+                        color = self.col.RED if avg_diff > 0 else self.col.GREEN
+                        msg = '  %s %+1.1f' % (name, avg_diff)
+                        if not printed_arch:
+                            print '%10s: (%d boards)' % (arch, count),
+                            printed_arch = True
+                        print self.col.Color(color, msg),
+
+                if printed_arch:
+                    print
+
+        # Save our updated information for the next call to this function
+        self._base_board_dict = board_dict
+        self._base_err_lines = err_lines
+
+        # Get a list of boards that did not get built, if needed
+        not_built = []
+        for board in board_selected:
+            if not board in board_dict:
+                not_built.append(board)
+        if not_built:
+            print "Boards not built (%d): %s" % (len(not_built),
+                    ', '.join(not_built))
+
+
+    def ShowSummary(self, commits, board_selected, show_errors, show_sizes):
+        """Show a build summary for U-Boot for a given board list.
+
+        Reset the result summary, then repeatedly call GetResultSummary on
+        each commit's results, then display the differences we see.
+
+        Args:
+            commit: Commit objects to summarise
+            board_selected: Dict containing boards to summarise
+            show_errors: Show errors that occured
+            show_sizes: Show size deltas
+        """
+        self.commit_count = len(commits)
+        self.commits = commits
+        self.ResetResultSummary(board_selected)
+
+        for commit_upto in range(self.commit_count):
+            board_dict, err_lines = self.GetResultSummary(board_selected,
+                    commit_upto)
+            msg = '%02d: %s' % (commit_upto + 1, commits[commit_upto].subject)
+            print self.col.Color(self.col.BLUE, msg)
+            self.PrintResultSummary(board_selected, board_dict,
+                    err_lines if show_errors else [], show_sizes)
+
+
+    def SetupBuild(self, board_selected, commits):
+        """Set up ready to start a build.
+
+        Args:
+            board_selected: Selected boards to build
+            commits: Selected commits to build
+        """
+        self.count = len(board_selected) * len(commits)
+        self.upto = self.warned = self.fail = 0
+        self._timestamps = collections.deque()
+
+    def BuildBoardsForCommit(self, board_selected, keep_outputs):
+        """Build all boards for a single commit"""
+        self.SetupBuild(board_selected)
+        self.count = len(board_selected)
+        for brd in board_selected.itervalues():
+            job = BuilderJob()
+            job.board = brd
+            job.commits = None
+            job.keep_outputs = keep_outputs
+            self.queue.put(brd)
+
+        self.queue.join()
+        self.out_queue.join()
+        print
+        self.ClearLine(0)
+
+    def BuildCommits(self, commits, board_selected, show_errors, keep_outputs):
+        """Build all boards for all commits (non-incremental)"""
+        self.commit_count = len(commits)
+
+        self.ResetResultSummary(board_selected)
+        for self.commit_upto in range(self.commit_count):
+            self.SelectCommit(commits[self.commit_upto])
+            self.SelectOutputDir()
+            Mkdir(self.output_dir)
+
+            self.BuildBoardsForCommit(board_selected, keep_outputs)
+            board_dict, err_lines = self.GetResultSummary()
+            self.PrintResultSummary(board_selected, board_dict,
+                err_lines if show_errors else [])
+
+        if self.already_done:
+            print '%d builds already done' % self.already_done
+
+    def GetThreadDir(self, thread_num):
+        """Get the directory path to the working dir for a thread.
+
+        Args:
+            thread_num: Number of thread to check.
+        """
+        return os.path.join(self._working_dir, '%02d' % thread_num)
+
+    def _PrepareThread(self, thread_num):
+        """Prepare the working directory for a thread.
+
+        This clones or fetches the repo into the thread's work directory.
+
+        Args:
+            thread_num: Thread number (0, 1, ...)
+        """
+        thread_dir = self.GetThreadDir(thread_num)
+        Mkdir(thread_dir)
+        git_dir = os.path.join(thread_dir, '.git')
+
+        # Clone the repo if it doesn't already exist
+        # TODO(sjg@chromium): Perhaps some git hackery to symlink instead, so
+        # we have a private index but uses the origin repo's contents?
+        if self.git_dir:
+            src_dir = os.path.abspath(self.git_dir)
+            if os.path.exists(git_dir):
+                gitutil.Fetch(git_dir, thread_dir)
+            else:
+                print 'Cloning repo for thread %d' % thread_num
+                gitutil.Clone(src_dir, thread_dir)
+
+    def _PrepareWorkingSpace(self, max_threads):
+        """Prepare the working directory for use.
+
+        Set up the git repo for each thread.
+
+        Args:
+            max_threads: Maximum number of threads we expect to need.
+        """
+        Mkdir(self._working_dir)
+        for thread in range(max_threads):
+            self._PrepareThread(thread)
+
+    def _PrepareOutputSpace(self):
+        """Get the output directories ready to receive files.
+
+        We delete any output directories which look like ones we need to
+        create. Having left over directories is confusing when the user wants
+        to check the output manually.
+        """
+        dir_list = []
+        for commit_upto in range(self.commit_count):
+            dir_list.append(self._GetOutputDir(commit_upto))
+
+        for dirname in glob.glob(os.path.join(self.base_dir, '*')):
+            if dirname not in dir_list:
+                shutil.rmtree(dirname)
+
+    def BuildBoards(self, commits, board_selected, show_errors, keep_outputs):
+        """Build all commits for a list of boards
+
+        Args:
+            commits: List of commits to be build, each a Commit object
+            boards_selected: Dict of selected boards, key is target name,
+                    value is Board object
+            show_errors: True to show summarised error/warning info
+            keep_outputs: True to save build output files
+        """
+        self.commit_count = len(commits)
+        self.commits = commits
+
+        self.ResetResultSummary(board_selected)
+        Mkdir(self.base_dir)
+        self._PrepareWorkingSpace(min(self.num_threads, len(board_selected)))
+        self._PrepareOutputSpace()
+        self.SetupBuild(board_selected, commits)
+        self.ProcessResult(None)
+
+        # Create jobs to build all commits for each board
+        for brd in board_selected.itervalues():
+            job = BuilderJob()
+            job.board = brd
+            job.commits = commits
+            job.keep_outputs = keep_outputs
+            self.queue.put(job)
+
+        # Wait until all jobs are started
+        self.queue.join()
+
+        # Wait until we have processed all output
+        self.out_queue.join()
+        print
+        self.ClearLine(0)
diff --git a/tools/buildman/buildman b/tools/buildman/buildman
new file mode 120000
index 0000000..e4fba2d
--- /dev/null
+++ b/tools/buildman/buildman
@@ -0,0 +1 @@ 
+buildman.py
\ No newline at end of file
diff --git a/tools/buildman/buildman.py b/tools/buildman/buildman.py
new file mode 100755
index 0000000..5dccf88
--- /dev/null
+++ b/tools/buildman/buildman.py
@@ -0,0 +1,118 @@ 
+#!/usr/bin/python
+#
+# Copyright (c) 2012 The Chromium OS Authors.
+#
+# See file CREDITS for list of people who contributed to this
+# project.
+#
+# This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
+# modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as
+# published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of
+# the License, or (at your option) any later version.
+#
+# This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
+# but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
+# MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
+# GNU General Public License for more details.
+#
+# You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
+# along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
+# Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston,
+# MA 02111-1307 USA
+#
+
+"""See README for more information"""
+
+import multiprocessing
+from optparse import OptionParser
+import os
+import re
+import sys
+import unittest
+
+# Bring in the patman libraries
+our_path = os.path.dirname(os.path.realpath(__file__))
+sys.path.append(os.path.join(our_path, '../patman'))
+
+# Our modules
+import board
+import builder
+import checkpatch
+import command
+import control
+import doctest
+import gitutil
+import patchstream
+import terminal
+import toolchain
+
+def RunTests():
+    import test
+
+    sys.argv = [sys.argv[0]]
+    suite = unittest.TestLoader().loadTestsFromTestCase(test.TestBuild)
+    result = unittest.TestResult()
+    suite.run(result)
+
+    # TODO: Surely we can just 'print' result?
+    print result
+    for test, err in result.errors:
+        print err
+    for test, err in result.failures:
+        print err
+
+
+parser = OptionParser()
+parser.add_option('-b', '--branch', type='string',
+       help='Branch name to build')
+parser.add_option('-c', '--count', dest='count', type='int',
+       default=-1, help='Run build on the top n commits')
+parser.add_option('-e', '--show_errors', action='store_true',
+       default=False, help='Show errors and warnings')
+parser.add_option('-f', '--force-build', dest='force_build',
+       action='store_true', default=False,
+       help='Force build of boards even if already built')
+parser.add_option('-g', '--git', type='string',
+       help='Git repo containing branch to build', default='.')
+parser.add_option('-H', '--full-help', action='store_true', dest='full_help',
+       default=False, help='Display the README file')
+parser.add_option('-j', '--jobs', dest='jobs', type='int',
+       default=None, help='Number of jobs to run at once (passed to make)')
+parser.add_option('-k', '--keep-outputs', action='store_true',
+       default=False, help='Keep all build output files (e.g. binaries)')
+parser.add_option('--list-tool-chains', action='store_true', default=False,
+       help='List available tool chains')
+parser.add_option('-n', '--dry-run', action='store_true', dest='dry_run',
+       default=False, help="Do a try run (describe actions, but no nothing)")
+parser.add_option('-Q', '--quick', action='store_true',
+       default=False, help='Do a rough build, with limited warning resolution')
+parser.add_option('-s', '--summary', action='store_true',
+       default=False, help='Show a build summary')
+parser.add_option('-S', '--show-sizes', action='store_true',
+       default=False, help='Show image size variation in summary')
+parser.add_option('-t', '--test', action='store_true', dest='test',
+                  default=False, help='run tests')
+parser.add_option('-T', '--threads', type='int',
+       default=None, help='Number of builder threads to use')
+parser.add_option('-u', '--show_unknown', action='store_true',
+       default=False, help='Show boards with unknown build result')
+
+parser.usage = """buildman -b <branch> [options]
+
+Build U-Boot for all commits in a branch. Use -n to do a dry run"""
+
+(options, args) = parser.parse_args()
+
+# Run our meagre tests
+if options.test:
+    RunTests()
+elif options.full_help:
+    pager = os.getenv('PAGER')
+    if not pager:
+        pager = 'more'
+    fname = os.path.join(os.path.dirname(sys.argv[0]), 'README')
+    command.Run(pager, fname)
+
+# Build selected commits for selected boards
+else:
+    control.DoBuildman(options, args)
diff --git a/tools/buildman/control.py b/tools/buildman/control.py
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..c0bb7a0
--- /dev/null
+++ b/tools/buildman/control.py
@@ -0,0 +1,172 @@ 
+# Copyright (c) 2012 The Chromium OS Authors.
+#
+# See file CREDITS for list of people who contributed to this
+# project.
+#
+# This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
+# modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as
+# published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of
+# the License, or (at your option) any later version.
+#
+# This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
+# but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
+# MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
+# GNU General Public License for more details.
+#
+# You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
+# along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
+# Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston,
+# MA 02111-1307 USA
+#
+
+import multiprocessing
+import os
+import sys
+
+import board
+import bsettings
+from builder import Builder
+import gitutil
+import patchstream
+import terminal
+import toolchain
+
+def GetPlural(count):
+    """Returns a plural 's' if count is not 1"""
+    return 's' if count != 1 else ''
+
+def GetActionSummary(is_summary, count, selected, options):
+    """Return a string summarising the intended action.
+
+    Returns:
+        Summary string.
+    """
+    str = '%s %d commit%s for %d boards' % (
+        'Summary of' if is_summary else 'Building', count, GetPlural(count),
+        len(selected))
+    str += ' (%d thread%s, %d job%s per thread)' % (options.threads,
+            GetPlural(options.threads), options.jobs, GetPlural(options.jobs))
+    return str
+
+def ShowActions(series, why_selected, boards_selected, builder, options):
+    """Display a list of actions that we would take, if not a dry run.
+
+    Args:
+        series: Series object
+        why_selected: Dictionary where each key is a buildman argument
+                provided by the user, and the value is the boards brought
+                in by that argument. For example, 'arm' might bring in
+                400 boards, so in this case the key would be 'arm' and
+                the value would be a list of board names.
+        boards_selected: Dict of selected boards, key is target name,
+                value is Board object
+        builder: The builder that will be used to build the commits
+        options: Command line options object
+    """
+    col = terminal.Color()
+    print 'Dry run, so not doing much. But I would do this:'
+    print
+    print GetActionSummary(False, len(series.commits), boards_selected,
+            options)
+    print 'Build directory: %s' % builder.base_dir
+    for commit in series.commits:
+        print '   ', col.Color(col.YELLOW, commit.hash, bright=False),
+        print commit.subject
+    print
+    for arg in why_selected:
+        if arg != 'all':
+            print arg, ': %d boards' % why_selected[arg]
+    print ('Total boards to build for each commit: %d\n' %
+            why_selected['all'])
+
+def DoBuildman(options, args):
+    """The main control code for buildman
+
+    Args:
+        options: Command line options object
+        args: Command line arguments (list of strings)
+    """
+    gitutil.Setup()
+
+    bsettings.Setup()
+    options.git_dir = os.path.join(options.git, '.git')
+
+    toolchains = toolchain.Toolchains()
+    toolchains.Scan(options.list_tool_chains)
+    if options.list_tool_chains:
+        toolchains.List()
+        print
+        return
+
+    # Work out how many commits to build. We want to build everything on the
+    # branch. We also build the upstream commit as a control so we can see
+    # problems introduced by the first commit on the branch.
+    col = terminal.Color()
+    count = options.count
+    if count == -1:
+        if not options.branch:
+            str = 'Please use -b to specify a branch to build'
+            print col.Color(col.RED, str)
+            sys.exit(1)
+        count = gitutil.CountCommitsInBranch(options.git_dir, options.branch)
+        count += 1   # Build upstream commit also
+
+    if not count:
+        str = ("No commits found to process in branch '%s': "
+               "set branch's upstream or use -c flag" % options.branch)
+        print col.Color(col.RED, str)
+        sys.exit(1)
+
+    # Work out what subset of the boards we are building
+    boards = board.Boards()
+    boards.ReadBoards(os.path.join(options.git, 'boards.cfg'))
+    why_selected = boards.SelectBoards(args)
+    selected = boards.GetSelected()
+    if not len(selected):
+        print col.Color(col.RED, 'No matching boards found')
+        sys.exit(1)
+
+    # Read the metadata from the commits. First look at the upstream commit,
+    # then the ones in the branch. We would like to do something like
+    # upstream/master~..branch but that isn't possible if upstream/master is
+    # a merge commit (it will list all the commits that form part of the
+    # merge)
+    range_expr = gitutil.GetRangeInBranch(options.git_dir, options.branch)
+    upstream_commit = gitutil.GetUpstream(options.git_dir, options.branch)
+    series = patchstream.GetMetaDataForList(upstream_commit, options.git_dir,
+            1)
+    series = patchstream.GetMetaDataForList(range_expr, options.git_dir, None,
+            series)
+
+    # By default we have one thread per CPU. But if there are not enough jobs
+    # we can have fewer threads and use a high '-j' value for make.
+    if not options.threads:
+        options.threads = min(multiprocessing.cpu_count(), len(selected))
+    if not options.jobs:
+        options.jobs = max(1, (multiprocessing.cpu_count() +
+                len(selected) - 1) / len(selected))
+
+    # Create a new builder with the selected options
+    output_dir = os.path.join('..', options.branch)
+    builder = Builder(toolchains, output_dir, options.git_dir,
+            options.threads, options.jobs, checkout=True,
+            show_unknown=options.show_unknown)
+    builder.force_config_on_failure = not options.quick
+
+    # For a dry run, just show our actions as a sanity check
+    if options.dry_run:
+        ShowActions(series, why_selected, selected, builder, options)
+    else:
+        builder.force_build = options.force_build
+
+        # Work out which boards to build
+        board_selected = boards.GetSelectedDict()
+
+        print GetActionSummary(options.summary, count, board_selected, options)
+
+        if options.summary:
+            builder.ShowSummary(series.commits, board_selected,
+                    options.show_errors, options.show_sizes)
+        else:
+            builder.BuildBoards(series.commits, board_selected,
+                    options.show_errors, options.keep_outputs)
diff --git a/tools/buildman/test.py b/tools/buildman/test.py
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..c544ff2
--- /dev/null
+++ b/tools/buildman/test.py
@@ -0,0 +1,184 @@ 
+#
+# Copyright (c) 2012 The Chromium OS Authors.
+#
+# See file CREDITS for list of people who contributed to this
+# project.
+#
+# This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
+# modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as
+# published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of
+# the License, or (at your option) any later version.
+#
+# This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
+# but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
+# MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
+# GNU General Public License for more details.
+#
+# You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
+# along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
+# Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston,
+# MA 02111-1307 USA
+#
+
+import os
+import shutil
+import sys
+import tempfile
+import time
+import unittest
+
+# Bring in the patman libraries
+our_path = os.path.dirname(os.path.realpath(__file__))
+sys.path.append(os.path.join(our_path, '../patman'))
+
+import board
+import bsettings
+import builder
+import control
+import command
+import commit
+import toolchain
+
+errors = [
+    '''main.c: In function 'main_loop':
+main.c:260:6: warning: unused variable 'joe' [-Wunused-variable]
+''',
+    '''main.c: In function 'main_loop':
+main.c:295:2: error: 'fred' undeclared (first use in this function)
+main.c:295:2: note: each undeclared identifier is reported only once for each function it appears in
+make[1]: *** [main.o] Error 1
+make: *** [common/libcommon.o] Error 2
+Make failed
+''',
+    '''main.c: In function 'main_loop':
+main.c:280:6: warning: unused variable 'mary' [-Wunused-variable]
+''',
+    '''powerpc-linux-ld: warning: dot moved backwards before `.bss'
+powerpc-linux-ld: warning: dot moved backwards before `.bss'
+powerpc-linux-ld: u-boot: section .text lma 0xfffc0000 overlaps previous sections
+powerpc-linux-ld: u-boot: section .rodata lma 0xfffef3ec overlaps previous sections
+powerpc-linux-ld: u-boot: section .reloc lma 0xffffa400 overlaps previous sections
+powerpc-linux-ld: u-boot: section .data lma 0xffffcd38 overlaps previous sections
+powerpc-linux-ld: u-boot: section .u_boot_cmd lma 0xffffeb40 overlaps previous sections
+powerpc-linux-ld: u-boot: section .bootpg lma 0xfffff198 overlaps previous sections
+'''
+]
+
+
+# hash, subject, return code, list of errors/warnings
+commits = [
+    ['1234', 'upstream/master, ok', 0, []],
+    ['5678', 'Second commit, a warning', 0, errors[0:1]],
+    ['9012', 'Third commit, error', 1, errors[0:2]],
+    ['3456', 'Fourth commit, warning', 0, [errors[0], errors[2]]],
+    ['7890', 'Fifth commit, link errors', 1, [errors[0], errors[3]]],
+    ['abcd', 'Sixth commit, fixes all errors', 0, []]
+]
+
+boards = [
+    ['board0', 'arm', 'armv7', 'ARM Board 1', 'Tester', '', ''],
+    ['board1', 'arm', 'armv7', 'ARM Board 2', 'Tester', '', ''],
+    ['board2', 'powerpc', 'powerpc', 'PowerPC board 1', 'Tester', '', ''],
+    ['board3', 'powerpc', 'mpc5xx', 'PowerPC board 2', 'Tester', '', ''],
+    ['board4', 'sandbox', 'sandbox', 'Sandbox board', 'Tester', '', '']
+]
+
+class Options:
+    """Class that holds build options"""
+    pass
+
+class TestBuild(unittest.TestCase):
+    """Test buildman
+
+    TODO: Write tests for the rest of the functionality
+    """
+    def setUp(self):
+        # Set up commits to build
+        self.commits = []
+        sequence = 0
+        for commit_info in commits:
+            comm = commit.Commit(commit_info[0])
+            comm.subject = commit_info[1]
+            comm.return_code = commit_info[2]
+            comm.error_list = commit_info[3]
+            comm.sequence = sequence
+            sequence += 1
+            self.commits.append(comm)
+
+        # Set up boards to build
+        self.boards = board.Boards()
+        for brd in boards:
+            self.boards.AddBoard(board.Board(*brd))
+        self.boards.SelectBoards([])
+
+        # Set up the toolchains
+        bsettings.Setup()
+        self.toolchains = toolchain.Toolchains()
+        self.toolchains.Add('arm-linux-gcc', test=False)
+        self.toolchains.Add('sparc-linux-gcc', test=False)
+        self.toolchains.Add('powerpc-linux-gcc', test=False)
+        self.toolchains.Add('gcc', test=False)
+
+    def Make(self, commit, brd, stage, *args, **kwargs):
+        result = command.CommandResult()
+        boardnum = int(brd.target[-1])
+        result.return_code = 0
+        result.stderr = ''
+        result.stdout = ('This is the test output for board %s, commit %s' %
+                (brd.target, commit.hash))
+        if boardnum >= 1 and boardnum >= commit.sequence:
+            result.return_code = commit.return_code
+            result.stderr = ''.join(commit.error_list)
+        if stage == 'build':
+            target_dir = None
+            for arg in args:
+                if arg.startswith('O='):
+                    target_dir = arg[2:]
+
+            if not os.path.isdir(target_dir):
+                os.mkdir(target_dir)
+            #time.sleep(.2 + boardnum * .2)
+
+        result.combined = result.stdout + result.stderr
+        return result
+
+    def testBasic(self):
+        """Test basic builder operation"""
+        output_dir = tempfile.mkdtemp()
+        if not os.path.isdir(output_dir):
+            os.mkdir(output_dir)
+        build = builder.Builder(self.toolchains, output_dir, None, 1, 2,
+                                checkout=False, show_unknown=False)
+        build.do_make = self.Make
+        board_selected = self.boards.GetSelectedDict()
+
+        #build.BuildCommits(self.commits, board_selected, False)
+        build.BuildBoards(self.commits, board_selected, False, False)
+        build.ShowSummary(self.commits, board_selected, True, False)
+
+    def _testGit(self):
+        """Test basic builder operation by building a branch"""
+        base_dir = tempfile.mkdtemp()
+        if not os.path.isdir(base_dir):
+            os.mkdir(base_dir)
+        options = Options()
+        options.git = os.getcwd()
+        options.summary = False
+        options.jobs = None
+        options.dry_run = False
+        #options.git = os.path.join(base_dir, 'repo')
+        options.branch = 'test-buildman'
+        options.force_build = False
+        options.list_tool_chains = False
+        options.count = -1
+        options.git_dir = None
+        options.threads = None
+        options.show_unknown = False
+        options.quick = False
+        options.show_errors = False
+        options.keep_outputs = False
+        args = ['tegra20']
+        control.DoBuildman(options, args)
+
+if __name__ == "__main__":
+    unittest.main()
diff --git a/tools/buildman/toolchain.py b/tools/buildman/toolchain.py
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..e0a6970
--- /dev/null
+++ b/tools/buildman/toolchain.py
@@ -0,0 +1,185 @@ 
+# Copyright (c) 2012 The Chromium OS Authors.
+#
+# See file CREDITS for list of people who contributed to this
+# project.
+#
+# This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
+# modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as
+# published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of
+# the License, or (at your option) any later version.
+#
+# This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
+# but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
+# MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
+# GNU General Public License for more details.
+#
+# You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
+# along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
+# Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston,
+# MA 02111-1307 USA
+#
+
+import glob
+import os
+
+import bsettings
+import command
+
+class Toolchain:
+    """A single toolchain
+
+    Public members:
+        gcc: Full path to C compiler
+        path: Directory path containing C compiler
+        cross: Cross compile string, e.g. 'arm-linux-'
+        arch: Architecture of toolchain as determined from the first
+                component of the filename. E.g. arm-linux-gcc becomes arm
+    """
+
+    def __init__(self, fname, test, verbose=False):
+        """Create a new toolchain object.
+
+        Args:
+            fname: Filename of the gcc component
+            test: True to run the toolchain to test it
+        """
+        self.gcc = fname
+        self.path = os.path.dirname(fname)
+        self.cross = os.path.basename(fname)[:-3]
+        pos = self.cross.find('-')
+        self.arch = self.cross[:pos] if pos != -1 else 'sandbox'
+
+        env = self.MakeEnvironment()
+
+        # As a basic sanity check, run the C compiler with --version
+        cmd = [fname, '--version']
+        if test:
+            result = command.RunPipe([cmd], capture=True, env=env)
+            self.ok = result.return_code == 0
+            if verbose:
+                print 'Tool chain test: ',
+                if self.ok:
+                    print 'OK'
+                else:
+                    print 'BAD'
+                    print 'Command: ', cmd
+                    print result.stdout
+                    print result.stderr
+        else:
+            self.ok = True
+        self.priority = self.GetPriority(fname)
+
+    def GetPriority(self, fname):
+        """Return the priority of the toolchain.
+
+        Toolchains are ranked according to their suitability by their
+        filename prefix.
+
+        Args:
+            fname: Filename of toolchain
+        Returns:
+            Priority of toolchain, 0=highest, 20=lowest.
+        """
+        priority_list = ['-elf', '-unknown-linux-gnu', '-linux', '-elf',
+            '-none-linux-gnueabi', '-uclinux', '-none-eabi',
+            '-gentoo-linux-gnu', '-linux-gnueabi', '-le-linux', '-uclinux']
+        for prio in range(len(priority_list)):
+            if priority_list[prio] in fname:
+                return prio
+        return prio
+
+    def MakeEnvironment(self):
+        """Returns an environment for using the toolchain.
+
+        Thie takes the current environment, adds CROSS_COMPILE and
+        augments PATH so that the toolchain will operate correctly.
+        """
+        env = dict(os.environ)
+        env['CROSS_COMPILE'] = self.cross
+        env['PATH'] += (':' + self.path)
+        return env
+
+
+class Toolchains:
+    """Manage a list of toolchains for building U-Boot
+
+    We select one toolchain for each architecture type
+
+    Public members:
+        toolchains: Dict of Toolchain objects, keyed by architecture name
+        paths: List of paths to check for toolchains (may contain wildcards)
+    """
+
+    def __init__(self):
+        self.toolchains = {}
+        self.paths = []
+        for name, value in bsettings.GetItems('toolchain'):
+            if '*' in value:
+                self.paths += glob.glob(value)
+            else:
+                self.paths.append(value)
+
+
+    def Add(self, fname, test=True, verbose=False):
+        """Add a toolchain to our list
+
+        We select the given toolchain as our preferred one for its
+        architecture if it is a higher priority than the others.
+
+        Args:
+            fname: Filename of toolchain's gcc driver
+            test: True to run the toolchain to test it
+        """
+        toolchain = Toolchain(fname, test, verbose)
+        add_it = toolchain.ok
+        if toolchain.arch in self.toolchains:
+            add_it = (toolchain.priority <
+                        self.toolchains[toolchain.arch].priority)
+        if add_it:
+            self.toolchains[toolchain.arch] = toolchain
+
+    def Scan(self, verbose):
+        """Scan for available toolchains and select the best for each arch.
+
+        We look for all the toolchains we can file, figure out the
+        architecture for each, and whether it works. Then we select the
+        highest priority toolchain for each arch.
+
+        Args:
+            verbose: True to print out progress information
+        """
+        if verbose: print 'Scanning for tool chains'
+        for path in self.paths:
+            if verbose: print "   - scanning path '%s'" % path
+            for subdir in ['.', 'bin', 'usr/bin']:
+                dirname = os.path.join(path, subdir)
+                if verbose: print "      - looking in '%s'" % dirname
+                for fname in glob.glob(dirname + '/*gcc'):
+                    if verbose: print "         - found '%s'" % fname
+                    self.Add(fname, True, verbose)
+
+    def List(self):
+        """List out the selected toolchains for each architecture"""
+        print 'List of available toolchains (%d):' % len(self.toolchains)
+        if len(self.toolchains):
+            for key, value in sorted(self.toolchains.iteritems()):
+                print '%-10s: %s' % (key, value.gcc)
+        else:
+            print 'None'
+
+    def Select(self, arch):
+        """Returns the toolchain for a given architecture
+
+        Args:
+            args: Name of architecture (e.g. 'arm', 'ppc_8xx')
+
+        returns:
+            toolchain object, or None if none found
+        """
+        for name, value in bsettings.GetItems('toolchain-alias'):
+            if arch == name:
+                arch = value
+
+        if not arch in self.toolchains:
+            raise ValueError, ("No tool chain found for arch '%s'" % arch)
+        return self.toolchains[arch]