[PATCH] powerpc: linkstation uses uimage style zImages

From: Mark Glines
Date: Mon Dec 25 2006 - 16:48:08 EST

Guennadi Liakhovetski wrote:
On Mon, 25 Dec 2006, Mark Glines wrote:
Followup: Yeah, it looks like it just doesn't know which format of zImage to
produce for linkstation.

I'm not sure what image should be used by default. I guess it depends on the
bootloader. Maybe default to uImage, as uBoot seems to be fairly common on
these devices?

Yes, uImage is the format used on linkstation. Is there a way to cleanly specify this in the kernel sources apart from a comment in Kconfig?

Yep. Kconfig just needs to select DEFAULT_UIMAGE, and then the system tries to build a uImage.

Once I tracked down and installed a "mkimage" command (dependency needed by the WRAP line), my "make zImage" succeeded. So, I hope you guys apply this.


GEN .version
LD .tmp_vmlinux1
KSYM .tmp_kallsyms1.S
AS .tmp_kallsyms1.o
LD .tmp_vmlinux2
KSYM .tmp_kallsyms2.S
AS .tmp_kallsyms2.o
LD vmlinux
SYSMAP System.map
SYSMAP .tmp_System.map
MODPOST vmlinux
WRAP arch/powerpc/boot/uImage
Image Name: Linux-2.6.20-rc2-kuroboxHG
Created: Sun Dec 24 19:24:12 2006
Image Type: PowerPC Linux Kernel Image (gzip compressed)
Data Size: 1673973 Bytes = 1634.74 kB = 1.60 MB
Load Address: 0x00000000
Entry Point: 0x00000000
paranoid@kuro-2 /usr/src/linux $

Signed-off-by: Mark Glines <mark@xxxxxxxxxx> --- linux-2.6.20-rc2/arch/powerpc/platforms/embedded6xx/Kconfig.orig 2006-12-24 19:13:49.000000000 -0800
+++ linux-2.6.20-rc2/arch/powerpc/platforms/embedded6xx/Kconfig 2006-12-24 19:14:02.000000000 -0800
@@ -79,6 +79,7 @@
select MPIC
select FSL_SOC
select PPC_UDBG_16550 if SERIAL_8250
Select LINKSTATION if configuring for one of PPC- (MPC8241)
based NAS systems from Buffalo Technology. So far only