[U-Boot-Users] BDI2000 not good for ARM946?

Wolfgang Denk wd at denx.de
Thu Aug 5 08:59:39 CEST 2004

Dear Shawn,

in message <c3d0340b040804134627e0e723 at mail.gmail.com> you wrote:
> Some people using BDI2000 to bring up ARM946 board have a little
> complaint that BDI2000 works flakey on their board. (It took them a
> week to figure out its configuration file and sometimes it just simply
> doesn't work.)

It takes some understanding of the hardware to come up with a working
BDI2000 configuration file. And of course the stability of the system
BDI2000-target depends on _both_ components, the  BDI2000  _and_  the

My guess is that these people have little  experience  and/or  flakey
target hardware.

> However my experience on ppc bring-up tells me that BDI2000 works
> perfectly. So I'm wondering if this is an individual case for ARM
> bring-up. Or BDI2000 for ARM is not as good as for PPC?

We use the BDI2000 on PowerPC, MIPS and ARM. I remember only one case
when a specific version of the firmware had problems  (and  this  got
replaced  by  Abatron  within  a  few  hours). In all other cases the
BDi200 has proved to be absolutely reliable  and  stable.  I  see  no
difference whether on ARM, MIPS or PowerPC.

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

Software Engineering:  Embedded and Realtime Systems,  Embedded Linux
Phone: (+49)-8142-4596-87  Fax: (+49)-8142-4596-88  Email: wd at denx.de
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