[U-Boot-Users] [PATCH] 83xx: Put the version (and magic) after the HRCW.

Timur Tabi timur at freescale.com
Fri Dec 8 17:33:52 CET 2006

Jerry Van Baren wrote:

> Arrgh, I forgot about the 8260 master + 7 slaves mode, which fills the 
> first 256 bytes with HRCWs.  As a result, we cannot put the magic number 
> and version at offset 0x40 like I did with the 8360 (well, we could do 
> it, but only if the system doesn't have slaves).  We could, however, put 
> the magic number and version in a different vector area that has room 
> (e.g. offset 0x240).

Or, you could tag the version string with a checksum and a signature, then have 
the application scan memory until it finds it.  That way, you could put it 
wherever you want, even in different places on different systems, and it would 
still work.

Joakim asked me to ack or nack this patch, but at this point I can't tell who 
wants what.  Can someone summarize the status of this patch for me?

Timur Tabi
Linux Kernel Developer @ Freescale

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