[U-Boot-Users] RFC: New U-boot image format
m8 at semihalf.com
Fri Dec 21 16:39:05 CET 2007
Wolfgang Denk wrote:
> In message <476BD5E9.3030601 at semihalf.com> you wrote:
>>> This is no argument for not creating some more centralized image
>>> processing code, or is it?
>> No, it's not. But I have doubts whether bootm is a good place for it.
>> Maybe we should rather go for new generic command, something like
>> 'imrun' or similar. And maybe even, move standalone application
> It certainly makes sense to factor out this code, but I'm not sure yet
> if a separate command will be needed.
>> execution from bootm to a dedicated hook that'll be available from
>> 'imrun'. This way, bootm would become strict OS booting command,
> But "bootm" already *is* a strict OS booting command.
> I'm not sure what youre reference to standalone applications is
> supposed to mean in this contexzt - but SA apps are NOT booted by
> bootm, they get started using the "go" command.
What I meant was that bootm accepts also uImages of type
IH_TYPE_STANDALONE, which corresponds to standalone applications. If
such uImage is passed to bootm and autostart is not set to 'no', bootm
will execute it. That kind of image processing would perfectly fit
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