Re: [PATCH V2 22/22] MIPS: Add multiplatform BMIPS target

From: Jonas Gorski
Date: Mon Nov 17 2014 - 18:07:23 EST

On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 10:21 PM, Kevin Cernekee <cernekee@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Currently the bootloader is responsible for decompressing the image.
> On STB the bootloader typically loads a gzipped ELF file; on DSL/CM
> the bootloader unpacks a custom image format containing an
> LZMA-compressed kernel in some form. So we would be
> double-compressing the same kernel in this scheme.

For the latter I use a patch[1] for mips head.S that detects if
there's a dtb appended to the vmlinux.bin, which would be trivial to
adapt to what the well-defined (b)mips interface expects. Of course
then there is no board detection at all, but I think that's an
acceptable trade off.


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