[U-Boot] [PATCH V3] BOOT: Add "bootz" command to boot Linux zImage

Wolfgang Denk wd at denx.de
Thu Mar 15 16:06:15 CET 2012

Dear Marek Vasut,

In message <201203130547.30788.marex at denx.de> you wrote:
> > I have to admit that I never understood the fuzz about being able to
> > boot zImages.  I see more disadvanatges than advantages for this, but
> > some ARM people go frenzy when this topic pops up - see recent
> > discussions about removal of uImage support on the AKML.
> Sure, but let's try to offer them a compromise. Everyone will be happy that way 
> at least to some extent.

I have nothing against compromizes.  But are you soure about the
"everyone" in the second sentence?  I think we know a few guys who

And actually it might backfire as well - I see JC argumenting: now
they (finally!) support the one true image format, no let's throw out
their stupid uImage support, nobody needs this any more.

Just like nobody needs to be able to use a ramdisk image from NOR
flash without loading it to RAM before, etc.

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

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