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RE: Boot program interface

To: "Florian Fainelli" <florian@openwrt.org>, "Carlos Mitidieri" <cam@sysgo.com>
Subject: RE: Boot program interface
From: "David VomLehn (dvomlehn)" <dvomlehn@cisco.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2009 16:07:11 -0400
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We have a working version of the device tree for MIPS. I'll see if we can 
expedite a patch. 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-mips-bounce@linux-mips.org 
> [mailto:linux-mips-bounce@linux-mips.org] On Behalf Of 
> Florian Fainelli
> Sent: Monday, April 20, 2009 1:57 AM
> To: Carlos Mitidieri
> Cc: linux-mips@linux-mips.org
> Subject: Re: Boot program interface
> 
> Hi Carlos,
> 
> Le Monday 20 April 2009 09:37:25 Carlos Mitidieri, vous avez écrit :
> > Hello,
> >
> > I am working on a project that requires an extensive boot program
> > interface.
> >
> > It turns out that the device tree used on PPC architecture meets the
> > requirements.
> >
> > I have been looking, and I could not find any similar 
> concept implemented
> > for MIPS.
> 
> I do not know any MIPS board using a device tree either.
> 
> >
> > So, I am now considering to port the OFDT library into the 
> MIPS arch.
> >
> > What do you think about this? Is there anyone working on a 
> similar project?
> 
> You should see how Sparc, PowerPC and Microblaze use it and 
> how they do share 
> code. Also condiser seeing how u-boot handles device trees, 
> specifically on 
> PowerPC and Microblaze.
> 
> Hope that helps.
> -- 
> Best regards, Florian Fainelli
> Email : florian@openwrt.org
> http://openwrt.org
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