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

David Gibson david at gibson.dropbear.id.au
Tue Aug 21 22:42:53 EST 2007

On Tue, Aug 21, 2007 at 01:36:49PM +0100, Matt Sealey wrote:
> David Gibson wrote:
> > 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.
> So just to get this straight.. platform_init would be the function
> called from md.init or would be better at md.setup_arch?

Uh... no... this is in the bootwrapper, long before ppc_md even
exists.  platform_init() is called from arch/powerpc/boot/crt0.S,
immediately before main().

> My goal right now is get something for CHRP (Pegasos) and Efika and try not
> to cause problems for anything else, but also really try not to clutter the
> thing with config checks, platform checks etc.

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