[PATCH 1/3] 8xx: Analogue & Micro Adder875 board support.

Bryan O'Donoghue bodonoghue at codehermit.ie
Tue Jan 15 09:40:07 EST 2008

On Mon, 2008-01-14 at 09:28 -0600, Scott Wood wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 13, 2008 at 02:26:12PM +0000, Bryan O'Donoghue wrote:
> > I've applied your code against Linus' git v2.6.26-rc7 as at today.
> > I have to apply 
> It should apply against paulus's tree.
> > make adder87x-uboot_defconfig
> > 
> > make uImage
> make zImage, not uImage.

Will try.

> > cp arch/powerpc/boot/uImage /tftpboot - which is my tftpd root
> > directory.
> Use cuImage.8xx, not uImage.
> > In U-Boot then.
> > 
> > => tftpboot 0x400000 uImage
> > => bootm 0x400000
> 0x400000 is where u-boot is going to want to relocate the image to, so
> loading the uImage there may not work.

Hmm, some old code I did to make Linux boot from the former ppc stuff
works fine to the loading and booting @ 0x4000000 - this step is pretty
much fine, I think.

> Yes, a uImage target will be expecting to be handed a device tree.  The
> cuImage target has a device tree embedded and accepts the old-style bd_t.


This explains eveything then.. there _is_ a magic image and I haven't
been booting it !


I'll give the 8xx-centric ucImage a go.

> > /* pass open firmware flat tree */
> > #define CONFIG_OF_LIBFDT      1
> > #define CONFIG_OF_HAS_BD_T    1
> > #define CONFIG_OF_HAS_UBOOT_ENV       1
> > 
> > #define OF_CPU                        "PowerPC,875 at 0"
> > #define OF_SOC                        "soc875 at ff000000"
> > #define OF_TBCLK              (bd->bi_busfreq / 4)
> You'll probably need some 8xx-specific code if you want to go this route. 
> You'd also need to change the bootm command line to the three-argument
> version, with the third argument being the address of the device tree
> blob (the second argument can be - if there's no initrd).

Ah OK, I see so the procedure would be to dtc a dts representing the

Download both this and a uImage ... and then as you say pass the address
of the blob to Linux via U-Boot.

It occurs to me that this type of procedure should really be added to
the Documentation... 

There's no mention of it in the Linux documentation, nor in the u-boot
documentation and uncle Google was not informative for the types of
searches I was doing....

Somebody - possibly even me, since I'm mentioning it - should write a
copule of paragraphs on booting a ucImage with a of-blob and add it to
both U-Boot and Linux..

> If you're not comfortable with the device tree stuff, I recommend just
> using cuImage for now.


Thanks for the response Scott. I'll try out the ucImage and all going
well with that will try the three parameter Linux + blob based on
the .dts, hopefully over the next three or four days....

If I'm unlucky I might bug you again... and if I have more luck, I'll do
a follow up on the list.

Happy Monday !


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