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Re: [RFC] Multiboot2 drafting

From: M. Warner Losh
Subject: Re: [RFC] Multiboot2 drafting
Date: Fri, 14 May 2010 06:45:58 -0600 (MDT)

In message: <address@hidden>
            Gary Jennejohn <address@hidden> writes:
: As an example of what I think Andrew was addressing, U-Boot can pass a
: Flattened Device Tree to the Linux kernel.  This basically allows a
: Linux kernel to handle variants of a board without having to custom
: compile Linux for each board.  At the moment I think only powerpc-based
: boards can be handled in this way.

In the kernel, this is correct.  There's a fairly mature
set of patches for ARM that brings many of the newer ARM boards into
the FDT picture.  There's some very immature MIPS patches flowing
around as well.


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