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

David Gibson david at gibson.dropbear.id.au
Tue Aug 21 21:32:32 EST 2007

On Tue, Aug 21, 2007 at 12:21:18PM +0100, Matt Sealey wrote:
> Damn, I should use patchwork more efficiently;
> http://patchwork.ozlabs.org/linuxppc/patch?q=initrd&filter=none&id=12168
> 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..

It would have to be called from platform_init().  If called in main()
it would clobber any other platform-specific initialization of the
initrd parameters in loader_info.

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

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