Tom Rini trini at
Tue Oct 5 00:29:09 EST 2004

On Mon, Oct 04, 2004 at 09:07:20AM +0300, Pantelis Antoniou wrote:
> Tom Rini wrote:
> >I've been thinking about it, and I do believe that Ben's flattened OF
> >tree wins the "show me the code" race, so lets go that way.  I'll add in
> >that for most platforms we'll want to build up the tree at compile time,
> >but U-Boot, and anything else smart enough can pass one in for real.
> >
> >Jon, I look forward to your patch. :)
> >
> >
> Allow me, to cut in and plug my own thing.
> I just create an argv of all the environment variables of the firmware
> and I pass the psysical address of that NULL terminated argv array
> to the kernel command line like so... "u-boot-env=0x0f000f00".

The 'problem' I forsee with this is that we still have two methods for
getting stuff in, an OF tree or env array.  If we got with a fake OF
tree, we have just one method and we can always use it.

> I know this is the Nth time this discussion is taking place bu IMO something
> must be finally decided. I don't really care if my solution will be selected
> as long as something is at last selected.

As far as I'm concerned, unless some horrible problem springs up that
we can't resolve, this is it.

Tom Rini

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