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

Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] MIPS: BCM47XX: select BOOT_RAW
From: Hauke Mehrtens <>
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2012 22:05:48 +0100
Cc: Kevin Cernekee <>,
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On 09/16/2012 05:38 PM, Kevin Cernekee wrote:
> 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?
Ralf should I change the patch to activate BOOT_RAW on all builds like
Kevin suggested?

I just came up with the small change in these patches to make the
bcm47xx SoC boot again without any other patches.


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