My (per)version of 8xxrom
wd at denx.de
Thu Jun 8 05:54:32 EST 2000
In message <BE1C564723B3D21191FD0000F840E39801D81564 at rfcmx2.rfc.comm.harris.com> you wrote:
> I am using 8xxrom on one of our modem boards, to start Linux.
> I have made several little changes which seemed to be required.
Well, IMHO this code needs more than just a few little changes :-(
> Some of the changes are to support this specific board.
> Others are to allow booting zImage.initrd as an ELF image.
> Also I have added a "GO <address>" command to just jump to an address and
> Finally, I added an initial timeout to the serial input, so 8xxrom will run
> a default command if left unattended.
Thanks for that.
> I started with 8xxrom-0.3.0. I heard about patches from Duncan, and I may
> have added them, but I'm not sure. Since the compressed tar is small, the
> entire thing is attached. I hope this is helpful for someone.
It is helpful to me. I will try to merge all patches that I've
collected so far.
> Is there somewhere else I should deliver this? As far as I know, the
> sourceforge home for 8xxrom hasn't really opened yet.
Yepp, Raphael has no time to care about this. I met him yesterday,
and we agreed to shift responsibilities. I received a message from
him today, that he assigned me and Magnus Damm (?) as administrators
for the sourceforge tree.
That's correct, Raphael, isn't it?
I will try to coordinate changes a bit, and maybe start a re-write of
some parts of the code. I might have an engineer working on this by
mid-July to pick up what we have by then. My current intentions are:
* Make 8xxrom run on the TQM8xxL modules (99% of that are done)
* Add network boot using TFTP / BOOTP (Duncan Palmer is working on
* Add booting from PCMCIA / directly attached ATA disks (not working
yet on the TQM8xxL)
* Add FLASH driver so that you can use the monitor to load an image
over the network and write it to FLASH;
* Add some features needed for safe field upgradability (automatic
selection between two or more boot images)
The list represents more or less the priorities as I see them at the
Comments welcome, volunteers even more :-)
Software Engineering: Embedded and Realtime Systems, Embedded Linux
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