FT u-boot shim

Wolfgang Denk wd at denx.de
Thu Apr 27 05:19:57 EST 2006

In message <A8793E99-83C1-4FD9-8735-D2E8F98B3003 at kernel.crashing.org> you wrote:
> I think thats part of the idea with arch/powerpc defining a standard  
> mechanism for how a boot loader should pass information to the kernel  
> (via a flat device tree).

Yet another standard.

> How would you propose that we handle booting arch/powerpc kernels  
> from u-boot going forward? (for new board ports and existing board  
> ports).

Ideally, I'd like to see a common kernel  interface  for  all  archi-
tectures,  PowerPC  and ARM and MIPS and ... But last time I dared to
suggest this I've been told what a nincompoop I am.

I will accept what is decided by the P.T.B., but  I  request  not  to
break backwards compatibility with existing systems.

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

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