[U-Boot-Users] arm linux images with load address == entry point

Wolfgang Denk wd at denx.de
Thu Mar 15 22:25:48 CET 2007

In message <20070315211340.GA27920 at informatik.uni-freiburg.de> you wrote:
> > uncompressed kernel] area. The bootm will  (uncompress  &)  copy  the
> > image to the load_addr, and jumpt to the entry point.
> With the above command line (i.e. -C none) it will only copy it, not
> uncompress.  But probably you meant that, as you put uncompress in
> parenthesis.


> > Right - the decompressor  itself  is  not  needed,  as  it's  already
> > included  in U-Boot. Adding it to the Kernel image just wastes memroy
> > and time as it makes booting slower.
> So you suggest to gzip the vmlinux image and use -C gzip?

Right. That's what we do here on all architectures, including ARM.

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

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