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Re: [PATCH 1/2] MIPS: BCM47XX: select BOOT_RAW

To:, Hauke Mehrtens <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] MIPS: BCM47XX: select BOOT_RAW
From: Kevin Cernekee <>
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2012 08:38:28 -0700
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On Sun, Sep 16, 2012 at 7:48 AM, Hauke Mehrtens <> wrote:
> All the boot loaders I have seen are booting the kernel in raw mode by
> default. CFE seams to support elf kernel images too, but the default

Nitpick: "seems"

> case is raw for the devices I know of. Select this option to make the
> kernel boot on most of the devices with the default options.

CONFIG_BOOT_RAW only adds about 8 bytes to the kernel image.  Since
early 2008 it's just been implemented as a single jump instruction,
and it's harmless on platforms that don't need it.

Do you think it is worthwhile to delete the Kconfig option, and enable
BOOT_RAW behavior on all builds?

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