[U-Boot-Users] Re: "How to change the Magic number"
wd at denx.de
Mon May 22 15:00:30 CEST 2006
In message <455188.8.131.52.2.1148300461.squirrel at 184.108.40.206> you wrote:
> I have a specific requirement to change the Magic number of the linux
> kernel in my embedded system.
You are off track.
> I cound see the Magic number is defined in U-boot files:
> 1.include/image.h:#define IH_MAGIC 0x27051956
> 2.cpu/ppc4xx/start.S: .long 0x27051956
This magic number is only used by U-Boot, and ther e only in the
image header. It has no relevance in any way to the LInu xkernel.
> So i can modify in u-boot to make it compatible to my Kernel (i am using
> montavista linux version 2.4.20), but i am not able to see this kindof
> info anywhere in the kernel source files.
You are looking at the wrong place. This magic number is not used or
accessed anywhere in the Linu xkernel.
> If anyone knows how the linux magic number is generated and what are the
> need modifications inorder to change magic number please let me know.
Linux itself has no such magic number. Especially not on PPC.
[But if you find a way to change that magic number, I would not
protest if you added 10 or 20 to the last 4 digits. Just make sure
the change is propagated back to it's origin. :-) ]
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