[U-Boot-Users] current simple 8260 platform as start...

Wolfgang Denk wd at denx.de
Thu Nov 6 21:10:18 CET 2003

In message <9F5558593173D21190EA0008C7B17698C1E184 at innsys1> you wrote:
> > Actually this is bad  advice.  The  *ADS  boards  have  some  
> > special features  which  you  will  not  find  on  any other 
> > board. Also, the implementation of the MPC8260ADS has some 
> > serious problems which have not been fixed for ages because 
> > the board is one of the many orphaned (i. e. not maintained) boards.
> Like what? 
> I'm interested because I've used the 8266ADS board as basis for our custom
> board. (Omitting some stuff like their PLA based boot config)

Like the fact that CFG_DEFAULT_IMMR definition in  MPC8260ADS.h  will
bring  you  nasty kernel crashes the first time you want to boot your
Linux kernel.

Like the fact that there is  seems  to  be  need  for  a  proprietary
version of jffs2_part_info() (because of a broken flash layout?)


The fact alone that the board is listed under "orphaned" should  make
you think.

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

Software Engineering:  Embedded and Realtime Systems,  Embedded Linux
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