[U-Boot] i.MX6: mx6qsabrelite: allow use with Freescale 2.6.38 kernels

Eric Nelson eric.nelson at boundarydevices.com
Sat Mar 3 00:46:57 CET 2012

On 03/02/2012 04:25 PM, Wolfgang Denk wrote:
> Dear Eric Nelson,
> In message<1330728909-12203-1-git-send-email-eric.nelson at boundarydevices.com>  you wrote:
>> This series of patches is needed to allow main-line U-Boot to be used
>> with Freescale's Linux 2.6.38 non-DT kernel releases.
>> These releases currently require at least the machine type and
>> revision atag entries and are configured to load boot scripts from
>> the ext3 filesystem.
> Is this really needed?  I feel we should rather focus on current
> mainline kernel code and support that well instead of adding backward
> compatibility complexity for old, obsolete code.

I think new code is still being written for 2.6.38, so it may be obsolete,
but not necessarily old.

> People who want to run FSL kernels should be able run FSL's version
> of U-Boot.

They certainly can.

These small patches will be a big help to those of us who need to
support both though, and it's not yet clear how long the kernel
transition will take.

> Best regards,
> Wolfgang Denk


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