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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PowerPC] New board walnut with u-boot

From: François Revol
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PowerPC] New board walnut with u-boot
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 00:36:17 +0100 CET


> i've ported u-boot-1.1.6 and DHT walnut board to qemu-0.9.1
> environment.
> At qemu side:
> - LACK of flash CFI interaction, i2c, PCI support,
> - CONTAIN board parameter, serial, emac full support

Oh, interesting.
I want to port Haiku to the SAM440 board, which uses PPC, but also U-
Boot (couldn't they just use OF ?), so I'll need to add U-Boot support
to Haiku, so I really welcome this to be able to test it :)


Btw, 1.1.6 seems quite old for U-Boot...
Do you plan on porting the current one too ?
I will need some features that are still being worked on (the external
API, to use U-Boot as kind of minimal BIOS, to let our bootloader use
it to send serial debug and do disk/other I/O before the kernel is

> To integrate the patch, and simplify integration, i need some info
> - is the current trunk in use svn://svn.sv.gnu.org/qemu/trunk?

patches, and developments in general should be made against trunk, else
you'll have to keep up merging your patches from the old version which
wastes both your and the devs time.

> - could i directly deliver such work?

Just post the diff on this list, you'll get comments about them, and
maybe commits if they are ok.


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