[RFC] New target 'cuImage' - compatibility uImage

Matthew McClintock msm at freescale.com
Fri Aug 4 04:53:28 EST 2006

On Thu, 2006-08-03 at 13:17 -0500, Milton Miller wrote:
> On Thu Aug  3 2006 10:30:13 AM CDT, Matthew McClintock wrote:
> > On Thu, 2006-08-03 at 04:47 -0700, Li Yang-r58472 wrote:
> > > If my understanding to Matt's idea is correct, it will be a good way,
> > > IMHO.  How about use the naming of uwImage(U-boot Wrapped Image) or
> > > utImage(u-boot device-Tree Image). 
> > 
> > I am completely open to a better name. Anyone else care to share their
> > opinion?
> Do newer versions of uboot support device tree kernels directly?  If not, then
> I would say make this uimage.  Otherwise,  I would say uzImage unless we
> decide to call the wrapper that adds the tree something else, like uImage.dt.
> Or maybe its uImage and config vars say which it is.

There is an unofficial way to boot device tree kernels directly from
U-Boot. There was an older method that has been in U-Boot a long time
(and still is), however I just submitted a series of patches which
updates that method.

As far as I know the new method is liked better by Wolfgang, so maybe he
will start accepted board patches based on my work? Either way, for
boards with newer U-Boots (at some point) will not boot using this

Wolfgang, care to comment?


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