[PATCH 6/6] bootwrapper: cuboot for 83xx
david at gibson.dropbear.id.au
Wed Apr 4 16:38:34 EST 2007
On Tue, Apr 03, 2007 at 07:06:29PM -0700, Mark A. Greer wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 24, 2007 at 10:37:12AM +1100, David Gibson wrote:
> > On Fri, Mar 23, 2007 at 10:30:56AM -0500, Scott Wood wrote:
> > > On Fri, Mar 23, 2007 at 04:54:42PM +1100, David Gibson wrote:
> > > > I don't think you should need a vmlinux_alloc for this platform.
> > >
> > > Without it, the kernel has to fit in 4MiB. As others pointed out, that
> > > can be too small if an initramfs is used. Unlike 8xx (which was what
> > > caused me to stick the kernel at 0 in previous patches), 83xx platforms
> > > should have plenty of memory above the wrapper.
> > Or we could get the wrapper script to base the link/load address on
> > the vmlinux size.
> That might be handy for some but it won't work for everyone. Some
> platforms require a specific link/load address. We can provide what
> you said as a default but allow it to be overridden by platform code
Sure. The wrapper already does platform dependent things, so I was
assuming it would only do this for some platforms.
> > > > The more complicated reason is that looking ahead to when we're using
> > > > libfdt instead of flatdevtree.c, we may need an extra step that
> > > > prepares the device tree for read/write access (with libfdt, an
> > > > fdt_open_into()). That won't happen until after platform_init(), but
> > > > will be before .fixups().
> > >
> > > OK.
> > Actually, to be clearer here: this reason actually degenerates to the
> > first; I want the "ft_open" step to go after console_open so we can
> > get error messages from it.
> The problem is, the console device is specified in the dt so you have
> to ft_open before you console_open.
Sorry, I should clarify. In the context of libfdt, I was thinking
*read* access to the fdt can happen at any point - right from
platform_init(). ft_open() would mark the point at which write access
to the tree can begin.
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