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Re: Compressed kernels

To: Dan Malek <>
Subject: Re: Compressed kernels
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2003 00:44:04 +0100
Cc: Wolfgang Denk <>, Colin.Helliwell@Zarlink.Com,
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On Thu, Nov 20, 2003 at 05:50:17PM -0500, Dan Malek wrote:

> Just to keep us busy, there are people that chose options
> other than u-boot :-)  For embedded systems that are really sensitive
> to boot time and amount of flash used, they may only have minimal
> instructions for processor initialization and then jump to the
> compressed kernel image.  I'm not going to discuss boot roms any
> further (yes, I use u-boot every chance I get).

... the lesson I learned about firmware is it's usually not very well
tested because there are only few applications (that is usually
operating systems) running it.  Phear da firmware ...


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