[PATCH] Ebony's UBoot awareness

Matt Porter mporter at kernel.crashing.org
Fri Feb 25 09:27:44 EST 2005

On Thu, Feb 24, 2005 at 01:43:57PM -0800, Shawn Jin wrote:
> Hi Matt,
> > Can you use the ocotea/luan approach and create an openbios stub
> > in arch/ppc/boot to create the bi_enetaddr infos? The PIBS stub
> > in arch/ppc/boot does this so we can have one path in the platform
> > file that parses the bootinfos.
> I'd like to help if I can follow you. What does PIBS stand for? What
> is the ocotea/luan approach you were talking about? I thought I
> followed the ocotea approach to set up mac addresses.

PIBS is the firmware on all post 440GP ref brds from IBM/AMCC. Take
a look at how both the stock PIBS f/w and U-Boot are supported on
Ocotea by reviewing arch/ppc/boot/simple/pibs.c and

In this implementation, ocotea.c always expects the enetaddrs in
a birec. Whether they come direct from U-Boot or from some massaging
by the arch/ppc/boot/simple/pibs.c shim doesn't matter. I suggest
following that model which requires creating something like
arch/ppc/boot/simple/openbios.c with a strong symboled load_kernel()
routine that builds the bi-rec for the stock firmware case.

This hides the ugliness in the boot wrapper glue.


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