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Re: [Qemu-devel] [RFC PATCH V1 1/2] arm_boot: added linux switch

From: Peter Crosthwaite
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [RFC PATCH V1 1/2] arm_boot: added linux switch
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2012 11:51:52 +1000

Ping! @PMM

You rejected my workaround in V2 (i.e. using -dtb to force is_linux)
on the grounds that youd "accept some reasonable way of saying "this
ELF file is a Linux kernel"," That brings us back to V1 - this patch.
Any objections?


On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 11:41 AM, Peter Maydell <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 1 June 2012 02:16, Peter A. G. Crosthwaite
> <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Added a switch to tell the bootloader that the image is linux and should be
>> bootstrapped as such. This is needed to boot an elf that is linux.
>> Syntax would be:
>> qemu-system-arm ... -kernel linux.elf -machine linux=on
> This whole area is a mess. Personally I think we should have a
> standard way to say "load this ELF file into memory" which isn't
> target-dependent, and then we could make -kernel actually load
> a kernel rather than its current "load a kernel unless it's an
> ELF file in which case do something else".
> There are some back-compatibility issues there, though.
> -- PMM

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