[U-Boot-Users] MPC8266ADS patch

Wolfgang Denk wd at denx.de
Thu Sep 11 22:45:59 CEST 2003

In message <FA06AA2C99BCD511951200005A99441003BE170A at IRVEXCH1> you wrote:
> I see Linux and u-boot as two very different things. In my opinion it is
> useful to have the BIOS follow the documented configuration. This helps the
> person who is trying to bring up, and probably learn, a new platform. As
> they become comfortable with the hardware they can deviate from the standard
> configuration. The difference is that they made those changes and didn't
> need to refer to several documents (or source code) to figure out a memory
> map. When Linux boots, it assumes the BIOS is brain-dead and reconfigures
> everything. The BCSR and IMMR will be relocated to what makes sense for that
> operating environment.

I think it is better to set up a useful and working memory map in the
first place. YMMV.

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

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