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Re: Where is the first entry point for linux-mips boot?

To: machael thailer <dony.he@huawei.com>
Subject: Re: Where is the first entry point for linux-mips boot?
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Date: Sat, 4 Aug 2001 07:10:16 +0200
Cc: linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <000701c11c8b$77e039e0$8021690a@huawei.com>; from dony.he@huawei.com on Sat, Aug 04, 2001 at 10:16:27AM +0800
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On Sat, Aug 04, 2001 at 10:16:27AM +0800, machael thailer wrote:

>     There are many many subdirectories in arch/mips, I don't know where is
> the FIRST entry point for embedded linux-mips boot process? I find that
> there is "kernel_entry" in arch/mips/kernel/head.S. I know this is the entry
> point for linux kernel ,but it is not the FIRST entry point for embedded
> linux-mips boot process. So my questions is :
>     After the board initializations finish, it should load linux kernel into
> RAM and jump there .  Just before it runs the linux kernel, who calls
> "kernel_entry"?

The firmware or bootloader.

  Ralf

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