Perform setup activities and then run mkifs to include IFS files in an image.


 gen-ifs  [-o] output [options]

Runs on:

QNX Neutrino


-c, --config
Read the specified IFS configuration file.
-d, --default-ifs
Specify which IFS file is the default IFS (qnx-ifs).
Include default directories in the search path.
-f, --input
Include the specified input file.
Don't include default directories in the search path.
-o, --output
Write to the specified IFS file.
Write IFS(s) to the specified location.
-r, --root
Include the specified directory as a root directory.
-v, --verbose
Increase verbosity.


The gen-ifs utility sets up the MKIFS_PATH for the specified board type, locates and concatenates the specified buildfiles, and then runs mkifs to include the .ifs files in an image.

The gen-ifs utility calls the mkifs utility to create the .ifs file(s) that are included in the final target image. An IFS is a bootable image filesystem that contains the procnto module, your boot script, and possibly other components such as drivers and shared objects.

Note: If you generate only a single .ifs file, then you need to specify just the -o and -f options. However, if you want to generate multiple .ifs files, then you must specify at least the -c, -d, and --output-path options.

The following example uses the omap5uevm platform and creates an ifs file. The information in the resulting file is used by the image-generation script


The following example creates a single ifs file as output:

%QNX_CAR_DEPLOYMENT%/deployment/scripts/gen-ifs -o omap5uevm.external

Exit status:

The setup activities and inclusion of the IFS image files completed successfully.
An error occurred.