[U-Boot-Users] RFC: New U-boot image format

Timur Tabi timur at freescale.com
Tue Dec 18 17:17:16 CET 2007

Wolfgang Denk wrote:

> NAK. Using an envuironment variable is definitely not  a  good  idea,
> and  probably  not  sufficient.  Assume  the situation where you have
> "autostart" set to "yes" and use  DHCP  to  download  and  start  the
> image,  or  where  you use "tftp" followed by a "bootm" command to do
> the same. In both cases there is no direct "hook" to do what you  ask
> for  - ther eis no sane place where the envrionment variable would be
> set (in the network code?) nor where it would be taken into account.

If I have a plug-in for QE firmware blobs, couldn't the plug-in code just set 
the environment variable anyway?

Timur Tabi
Linux kernel developer at Freescale

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