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Re: Compressed images?

To: William Jhun <>
Subject: Re: Compressed images?
From: Geoffrey Espin <>
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2002 15:35:42 -0800
Cc: Jun Sun <>, Ralf Baechle <>,
In-reply-to: <>; from William Jhun on Mon, Mar 04, 2002 at 03:03:34PM -0800
References: <> <> <> <>
> But this is a good point. Our own compressed/ build requires building
> several elf-header-mangling tools just to get our bootstrap (which we
> can't change) to even recognize the finished image.
> Though, I'm not sure how much the different decompression (misc.c)
> routines vary; could there be some way to do this in a
> platform-independent way?

Pete Popov's mips/zboot is probably the most generic for MIPS,
though, it only was done for Alchemy's.  See:

[I re-ported it to Korva and reduced much of the extraneous fluff
(both extra misc- source files and unneeded utils/), but its
never been checked into CVS.]

Geoffrey Espin

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