----- Original Message -----
From: "Ralf Baechle" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "machael thailer" <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, August 04, 2001 1:10 PM
Subject: Re: Where is the first entry point for linux-mips boot?
> 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > RAM and jump there . Just before it runs the linux kernel, who calls
> > "kernel_entry"?
> The firmware or bootloader.
After my custom board finished initializations, It should load "linux
kernel" into RAM.
The question is : Is this a compressed "linux kernel" just like vmlinux.gz
of X86 that I should load? Or is it "/usr/src/linux/vmlinux" that is not
compressed that I should load? And what RAM address should it loaded at?
Since it is linked at 0x80200000,Should I load there or at somewhere else?
Thanks very much.