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

Marek Vasut marek.vasut at gmail.com
Thu Mar 15 18:18:49 CET 2012

Dear Wolfgang Denk,

> 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
> mightnot.

That's like in calculus, the epsilon might be infinitelly small :)
> 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.

I believe there is a way to avoid this.
> 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

Best regards,
Marek Vasut

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