[U-Boot-Users] New version of AT91-BootstrapforAT91SAM92xU-Boot/Buildroot/Linux users
wd at denx.de
Mon Mar 26 16:35:01 CEST 2007
In message <012301c76fa8$4f613cf0$01c4af0a at Glamdring> you wrote:
> I advertised the new AT91-Bootstrap on the list because
> AT91 u-boot users are probably interested.
> That does not mean that AT91-Bootstrap has any code sharing with U-boot.
> It is a self contained package.
All understood. And I asked if it was possible to integrate it like
NAND boot support for other boards is directly supported within
> It is a very simple function, and now when it exists,
> putting a lot of work to merge with U-boot is maybe not cost-effective.
You think it's a lot of effort?
> Meanwhile, I have plenty of stuff to do, including trying
> to get AT91SAM926x patches into the main tree
> so don't expect any at91-bootstrap patch soon.
What a pitty...
> I do not see why U-Boot should require a softfloat compiler
> when no floating point is used though!
I'm not sure that htis is indeed the case. I just said that I
consider the use of FP code in U-Boot a bug.
> Would a patch which simply removed the -msoftfloat be acceptable?
Why should we remove it when no FP is used?
I think this is primarily a toolchain issue, and the tools should be
fixed. But of course there may be buggy code in the ARM port that
triggers the use of FP instructions - then this should be located and
cleaned up, too.
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