boot methods

Wolfgang Denk wd at
Sun Nov 4 05:36:21 EST 2001

In message <20011103081553.C29932 at> you wrote:
> changes.  And I don't think the PPCBoot wrapper needs to be all that big
> either.  I do need to sit down and verify this, but a PPCBoot wrapper
> could be as minimal as taking a current bd_t structure and converting it
> to bi_recs.  No duplicated serial, et al.

I think we'll implement it the other way round: as soon  a  there  is
any  definition  of  the  intended interface we will make PPCBoot use
bi_recs directly, and provide an (optional) bd_t interface for compa-
tibility with old systems.

[We already have to support two interfaces right now: one with clocks
in MHz, the other in Hz. It's not exactly nice, but it works.]

Wolfgang Denk

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