Perform setup activities and then run mkifs to include IFS files in an image. The (wrapped by (Linux) or mksysimage.bat (Windows)) calls this command. You shouldn't call this command on its own.

Syntax:  [-o] output [options]

Runs on:

Windows, Linux. Must be run using Python 2.7.5.


-c, --config
Read the specified IFS configuration file.
-d defaultifs, --default-ifs=defaultifs
Specify which IFS file is the default IFS (qnx-ifs).
Include default directories in the search path.
-f buildfile, --input=buildfile
Include the specified input file.
-h, --help
Show the help that describes how to use this command.
Don't include default directories in the search path.
-o imagefile, --output=imagefile
Write to the specified IFS file.
-P productname boardname, --product=productname boardname
Specify the product name and the board name. The entries that can be used for productname are the names of the subdirectories found in $QNX_DEPLOYMENT_WORKSPACE/target/product/ and the possible entries for boardname are found in $QNX_DEPLOYMENT_WORKSPACE/target/product/productname/boards/. You should refer to the Getting Started guide for the value of the QNX_DEPLOYMENT_WORKSPACE variable.
Write IFS(s) to the specified location.
-r directory, --root=directory
Include the specified directory as a root directory.
-v, --verbose
Increase verbosity.


The script defines 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. Don't use the script on its own. Instead, you should run, which calls the script.

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. To create the IFS files to include in the final target image, calls the mkifs utility.

Note: If you generate only a single IFS (.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

Exit status:

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