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Re: Ramdisk image on flash.

To: Pete Popov <ppopov@mvista.com>
Subject: Re: Ramdisk image on flash.
From: Dan Malek <dan@embeddededge.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2003 16:24:40 -0500
Cc: Jun Sun <jsun@mvista.com>, Tibor Polgar <tpolgar@freehandsystems.com>, Mark Salter <msalter@redhat.com>, krishnakumar@naturesoft.net, linux-mips@linux-mips.org
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Pete Popov wrote:

Me too. Keep in mind too that there is no "standard" zImage support in
mips right now.  I'm not sure what Dan is using for the zImage support,

I took what you had started, copied lots of stuff from the same thing
I did for PowerPC a long time ago, and actually improved on that (I think) :-).
It seems every Alchemy processor I work with has a different boot rom,
so like PowerPC this gives us the ability to also format kernel calling
conventions in addition to zImage/initrd booting and flexibility.

that but that's another patch that needs to make its way in the source
tree.

I'll get it there :-)

....  I added zImage support in the form of an arch/mips/zboot
directory and supporting files, but that never made it in linux-mips.org
because it added yet another copy of zlib (my argument was, so what, all
the other arches do it).

Yeah, I know about zlib.  I have "fixed" this more than once on PowerPC
to use the kernel zlib, but it still hasn't stuck in the source tree :-)
I'll try to get it right when I do a MIPS patch.

Thanks.


        -- Dan


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