[U-Boot] [PATCH] BOOT: Add RAW ramdisk support to bootz

Rob Herring robherring2 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 18 22:47:58 CET 2012

From: Marek Vasut <marek.vasut at gmail.com>

This patch allows loading RAW ramdisk via bootz command. The raw ramdisk is
loaded only in case it's size is specified:

  bootz <kernel addr> <ramdisk addr>:<ramdisk size> <fdt addr>

For example:

  bootz 0x42000000 0x43000000:0x12345 0x44000000

Signed-off-by: Marek Vasut <marex at denx.de>
Signed-off-by: Rob Herring <rob.herring at calxeda.com>
Cc: Tom Warren <TWarren at nvidia.com>
Cc: albert.u.boot at aribaud.net
Cc: afleming at gmail.com
Cc: Simon Glass <sjg at chromium.org>
Cc: Stephen Warren <swarren at nvidia.com>
Cc: Nicolas Pitre <nico at fluxnic.net>
Cc: Wolfgang Denk <wd at denx.de>
Cc: Detlev Zundel <dzu at denx.de>
- fix operation when CONFIG_FIT is enabled as FIT images use 

 README             |    5 +++++
 common/cmd_bootm.c |    6 ++++--
 common/image.c     |   15 ++++++++++++---
 3 files changed, 21 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/README b/README
index 5141751..068ec71 100644
--- a/README
+++ b/README
@@ -4330,6 +4330,11 @@ On some platforms, it's possible to boot Linux zImage. This is done
 using the "bootz" command. The syntax of "bootz" command is the same
 as the syntax of "bootm" command.
+Note, defining the CONFIG_SUPPORT_INITRD_RAW allows user to supply
+kernel with raw initrd images. The syntax is slightly different, the
+address of the initrd must be augmented by it's size, in the following
+format: "<initrd addres>:<initrd size>".
 Standalone HOWTO:
diff --git a/common/cmd_bootm.c b/common/cmd_bootm.c
index b49d4f7..2f9b214 100644
--- a/common/cmd_bootm.c
+++ b/common/cmd_bootm.c
@@ -1634,9 +1634,11 @@ static int do_bootz(cmd_tbl_t *cmdtp, int flag, int argc, char * const argv[])
 	bootz,	CONFIG_SYS_MAXARGS,	1,	do_bootz,
 	"boot Linux zImage image from memory",
-	"[addr [initrd] [fdt]]\n    - boot Linux zImage stored in memory\n"
+	"[addr [initrd[:size]] [fdt]]\n"
+	"    - boot Linux zImage stored in memory\n"
 	"\tThe argument 'initrd' is optional and specifies the address\n"
-	"\tof the initrd in memory.\n"
+	"\tof the initrd in memory. The optional argument ':size' allows\n"
+	"\tspecifying the size of RAW initrd.\n"
 #if defined(CONFIG_OF_LIBFDT)
 	"\tWhen booting a Linux kernel which requires a flat device-tree\n"
 	"\ta third argument is required which is the address of the\n"
diff --git a/common/image.c b/common/image.c
index 77ca6e4..2a25f5f 100644
--- a/common/image.c
+++ b/common/image.c
@@ -796,6 +796,7 @@ int boot_get_ramdisk(int argc, char * const argv[], bootm_headers_t *images,
 	ulong rd_addr, rd_load;
 	ulong rd_data, rd_len;
 	const image_header_t *rd_hdr;
+	char *end;
 #if defined(CONFIG_FIT)
 	void		*fit_hdr;
 	const char	*fit_uname_config = NULL;
@@ -989,9 +990,17 @@ int boot_get_ramdisk(int argc, char * const argv[], bootm_headers_t *images,
-			puts("Wrong Ramdisk Image Format\n");
-			rd_data = rd_len = rd_load = 0;
-			return 1;
+			if (argc >= 3 && (end = strchr(argv[2], ':'))) {
+				rd_len = simple_strtoul(++end, NULL, 16);
+				rd_data = rd_addr;
+			} else
+			{
+				puts("Wrong Ramdisk Image Format\n");
+				rd_data = rd_len = rd_load = 0;
+				return 1;
+			}
 	} else if (images->legacy_hdr_valid &&

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