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

Stefano Babic sbabic at denx.de
Sat Mar 3 11:33:50 CET 2012

On 03/03/2012 00:25, 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.
> People who want to run FSL kernels should be able run FSL's version
> of U-Boot.

Generally I agree with you - and it cannot be that U-boot mainline
supports old kernels and not mainline kernel.

However, these are slightly changes and at the end conform with most of
supported ARM boards, if not all. And it can better convince people to
not continue to add features to a really obsolete and dicontinued U-Boot
version as 2009.08 is, instead of working with the community on the
current U-Boot development.

Best regards,
Stefano Babic

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