[ELDK] problem in porting linux on custom MPC8540 board

Wolfgang Denk wd at denx.de
Wed Jul 8 10:14:52 CEST 2009

Dear "Ashok Kumar Kacham",

In message <26191. at mail.bel.co.in> you wrote:
>   we are trying to port linux 2.6.24 on MPC8540 custom based board.

Why are you using such an  ancient  kernel  version?  This  makes  no
sense.  2.6.24 was before the big switch to arch/powerpc and contains
a _lot_ of things that have been fixed since. I  seriously  recommend
you  to  use  current  code, i. e. 2.6.30 or top-of-tree from the git

> u-boot is working fine, our bootargs are "root=/dev/ram rw console=ttyS0,115200"
> when we run "bootm 0xff800000 0xffa00000"(kernel and ramdisk image addresses),
> after uncompressing the linux it is hanging, no valid content is there in __log_buf  memory.
> can any body please help us in this issue.

This can be anything - attach your BDI3000 and start GDB to debug it.

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

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