OF /chosen/initrd,* variables - patch, official?

Matt Sealey matt at genesi-usa.com
Tue Aug 21 21:21:18 EST 2007

Damn, I should use patchwork more efficiently;


Does anyone have any suggestion on the best way to integrate this so that
it "just works" on OF platforms? It seems only to be usable way too late
in boot to work, this code would have to be called in boot/main.c which seems
relatively.. impossible to achieve.. or called in some specialised platform
init code..

I hacked up a patch initially before I saw Milton's work and did it all
in main.c (and did the same to mkvmlinuz..) and it seemed to work okay

I'm really curious as to the status and usefulness of this here.. :(

Matt Sealey <matt at genesi-usa.com>
Genesi, Manager, Developer Relations

Matt Sealey wrote:
> Hi guys,
> Just a query here, there was a patch for /chosen/initrd,start and initrd,end
> variables gained from firmware or so, which allowed booting without getting
> those values into r3/r4, does anyone know the maintainer/author of that
> patch?
> Also, what are the chances of pushing it for 2.6.23 or 2.6.24? I can imagine
> it's fairly useful (at least it is to me)..

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