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

Roger Larsson roger.larsson at norran.net
Fri Apr 28 18:36:05 CEST 2006

On fredag 28 april 2006 00.12, Wolfgang Denk wrote:
> [linuxppc-dev removed, this is off topic there.]
> In message <44513DC1.8040608 at orkun.us> you wrote:
> > 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?
> With Ramdisk: kernel is 1st, ramdisk is 2nd, and dts is an optional
> 	3rd file.
> Without ramdisk: kernel is 1st, and dts is an optional 2nd file.
> The image type will be used to find out what is what.
> > Since dts is tightly coupled to kernel I would prefer something like:
> >
> > bootm <kernel_addr>[:<dts_addr>] <ramdisk_addr>
> That would be an option, too, but I think my proposal  is  easier  to
> remember, especially when thinking of the multi-file image case.

Hmm... ramdisk_addr (initrd)
Isn't the dts supposed to have some file structure?

Suppose we do not have a ramdisk then we could create a ramdisk
containing dts information.

If we have a ramdisk couldn't it be patched to contain dts information?

I know to little about this ramdisk will it be discarded to early?
Does it have to contain something U-Boot can not provide if used?


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