[PATCH 6/6] bootwrapper: Add support for the sandpoint platform

Mark A. Greer mgreer at mvista.com
Fri Aug 18 07:13:53 EST 2006

On Thu, Aug 17, 2006 at 10:16:16PM +0200, Guennadi Liakhovetski wrote:
> On Wed, 19 Jul 2006, Mark A. Greer wrote:
> > This patch adds support for the Freescale Sandpoint platform
> > to the bootwrapper.

Hi Guennadi.

> Mark,
> you put sandpoint.c and mpc10x.c under boot... I don't quite understand 
> your concept now: you mean this is the code needed to __boot__ sandpoint. 

Depends on what you mean by "__boot__".  This is the code needed to
prepare things--the flat dev tree in this case--so that the kernel
can boot when running the DINK firmware on a sandpoint.

> Ok. I can also imagine that as soon as the system is up you don't need any 
> further specific code - only .init* sections. But - does this mean that 
> every platform will now put its support flat under boot?

You need to read <file:Documentation/powerpc/booting-without-of.txt>.

> Or is it a 
> special case? Or are there also run-time fixups that you didn't include 
> with this patch-series?  Also <board>_reset doesn't quite fit under boot,

Yes it does.  Follow exit().

> or am I misunderstanding something?

Yes, you're missing the whole point of the patch series...

Did you read "[PATCH 0/6] bootwrapper: arch/powerpc/boot code reorg

The intent was not to add kernel support for the sanpoint.  The intent
was to solicit comments on a reorg of the bootwrapper code.


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