[U-Boot-Users] [PATCH] 85xx: add ability to upload QE firmware

Timur Tabi timur at freescale.com
Mon Dec 17 20:48:47 CET 2007

Wolfgang Denk wrote:

> Think about the situation that someone whats to use DHCP to boot  his
> board,  which  will  usually  result  in the TFTP download of exactly
> *one* image from a TFTP server. That image should  then  contain  the
> Linux  kernel,  the dtb, the QE firmware image, eventually a ramdisk,
> and maybe even more... That's what the new image format is about.

Ok, I can appreciate that, but how is my QE firmware blob any different from any 
other generic binary that this new image format must support?  And since this 
new format is still a long way from being implemented, I don't see why it should 
delay adding support for QE firmware.

The "qe fw" command requires an address, and it takes care of the rest.  As long 
as this new image format can identify the QE firmware within it and pass the 
address of the blob to the "qe fw" command, I don't really care about the rest.

Timur Tabi
Linux kernel developer at Freescale

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