----- Original Message -----
From: "Ralf Baechle" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "machael thailer" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, August 17, 2001 11:26 AM
Subject: Re: Where is the first entry point for linux-mips boot?
> On Fri, Aug 17, 2001 at 11:11:21AM +0800, machael thailer wrote:
> > After my custom board finished initializations, It should load "linux
> > kernel" into RAM.
> > The question is : Is this a compressed "linux kernel" just like
> > of X86 that I should load? Or is it "/usr/src/linux/vmlinux" that is not
> > compressed that I should load?
> The standard MIPS kernel doesn't support compressed kernels on MIPS.
> > And what RAM address should it loaded at? Since it is linked at
> > 0x80200000,Should I load there or at somewhere else?
> Obviously to the address it's linked for. You can adjust that address
> as you need. With compressed kernels it may be necessary to choose a
> different address however so the decompressed kernel doesn't overwrite
> the compressed kernel during compression.
If I load the kernel to RAM address 0x80200000, is this a virtual address or
physical address at this time? Since my RAM can not be so large, I guess
this is virtual address,right? Should I enable MMU in my board
Thank you once again.