[PATCH] ppc32: cleanup AMCC PPC4xx eval boards to better support U-Boot

Matt Porter mporter at kernel.crashing.org
Tue Sep 20 01:21:51 EST 2005

On Mon, Sep 19, 2005 at 05:06:23PM +0200, Stefan Roese wrote:
> Hi Matt,
> On Monday 19 September 2005 15:59, Matt Porter wrote:
> > On Mon, Sep 19, 2005 at 01:02:14PM +0200, Stefan Roese wrote:
> > > Just to be sure: The 44x boot-wrapper approach you mention is
> > > "boot/simple/pibs.c"?
> >
> > Yes, there's both boot/simple/pibs.c and boot/simple/openbios.c that
> > were created so we could have the default firmware and u-boot use the
> > same kernel build.
> Yes, that's what I thought. But Eugene mentioned, that he boots vmlinux 
> without any boot-wrapper on the OpenBIOS targets (except Ebony probably). You 
> would loose this possibility, if I add this wrapper and switch from OpenBIOS 
> to U-Boot bd_info struct in the kernel.
> Did I miss something here? How should I proceed?

I thought he was talking about booting a uImage, which from the 
perspective of not having the zImage wrapper around it, is like booting
a vmlinux.  He may referring to his own production firmware capabilities
too. I'll let him comment.

In any case, if you follow the model used on 44x where the board info
is the standard method of passing info into the kernel, then we'll be
alright. This means you have to add additional code in the
arch/ppc/boot/simple/openbios.c shim to generate some compatible board


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