[U-Boot-Users] Re: FT u-boot shim

Tolunay Orkun listmember at orkun.us
Thu Apr 27 23:55:13 CEST 2006

Wolfgang Denk wrote:
> In message <D358E665-60E4-48C0-82FD-7A1C16DAF00C at kernel.crashing.org> you wrote:
>> The problem is that there are somethings that u-boot knows that needs  
>> to go into the blob (memory size, boot args, initrd info,  
>> frequencies, etc.)
> Yes. Can we append auch variable data to the fixed part of the dts?
>> How would we distinguish the bootm command that takes a blob versus  
>> the ones we have today?
> Arg count. For example:
> OLD:	bootm <kernel_addr>
>    or	bootm <kernel_addr> <ramdisk_addr>
> NEW:	bootm <kernel_addr> - <dts_addr>
>    or	bootm <kernel_addr> <ramdisk_addr> <dts_addr>

How would you like to handle the case when dts is packed into 
multi-image file? Is bootm going to assume that the 3rd Image is dts?

Since dts is tightly coupled to kernel I would prefer something like:

bootm <kernel_addr>[:<dts_addr>] <ramdisk_addr>

Best regards,

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