[U-Boot-Users] [PATCH 1/3] ppc: Report back the location we put the device tree if we dont boot

Wolfgang Denk wd at denx.de
Wed Aug 6 16:46:36 CEST 2008

In message <A71F1F8F-5136-40FB-8F4F-2603D284E451 at kernel.crashing.org> you wrote:
> There is intent and what the old code did.  My feeling is that  
> 'autostart = no' means to load the images but not actually jump to the  
> new image.

Correct. To be a bit more specific, "load" here  means  to  load  the
kernel  image  to  RAM  (over  Ethernet,  USB,  from  disk etc.). The
intention of "autostart" is (as  documented)  to  avoid  an  explicit

It has never been an intention to split bootm  into  separate  phases
and make it terminate early. This cannot work in general.

> We can revert the commit but it puts be back to square one w/o a  
> solution to my problem.

I understand this, and I'm sorry for that. But the  real  fix  is  to
split up bootm as discussed yesterday.

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

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