looking for documentation on porting Linux to PowerPC platforms
Abraham vd Merwe
abraham at 2d3d.co.za
Thu Dec 5 19:54:00 EST 2002
> > Is there a document somewhere describing the basics about the PowerPC
> > platform and Linux, i.e.
> Not really afaik, I should probably do this though ;)
It would be really useful to have something like that.
> > a) how to boot linux (can I just branch to the the address where I loaded t
> > he
> > image into ram or do I need to setup registers / data structures beforehand?)
> Custom hardware ? Well, that pretty much depends how your implementation
> of early init & setup_arch behaves. The kernel itself can be loaded at
> almost any address on most ppc32 CPUs, it will relocate itself, though
> you probably want to make sure you enter it with MMU translations
What about caches? Do you care whether caching is enabled or not?
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