[U-Boot-Users] Boot Linux kernel from external HDD, connected to PCI interface.

Wolfgang Denk wd at denx.de
Tue Dec 5 00:19:01 CET 2006

In message <Pine.LNX.4.60.0612042132540.6042 at poirot.grange> you wrote:
> Hm, ok, I should have noticed your reply before posting. Strange, just 
> looked - the linkstation / kurobox patch adds a ide.c file, which is 
> labeled

It's difficult for me to comment on code I've never seen...

What's the full path name of that file? Standard U-Boot has only  two
such files:

	-> find * -name ide.c

cpu/mpc5xxx/ide.c  is   for   the   MPC5200   IDE   controller,   and
board/esd/cpci750/ide.c  seems  to  deal  with some old Highpoint IDE
controller (HPT366) only.

> + * (C) Copyright 2000
> + * Wolfgang Denk, DENX Software Engineering, wd at denx.de.
> So, is it some older driver that later has been abandonned or what? and 
> why?

Probably somebody copies code from somewhere without adding  his  own
copyright note. I have no idea of how much code from me might be left
in the file you're talking about, if any.

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

Software Engineering:  Embedded and Realtime Systems,  Embedded Linux
Phone: (+49)-8142-66989-10 Fax: (+49)-8142-66989-80 Email: wd at denx.de
"It takes all sorts of in & out-door schooling to get adapted  to  my
kind of fooling"                                           - R. Frost

More information about the U-Boot mailing list