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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v4 0/3] Add a generic loader

From: Peter Maydell
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v4 0/3] Add a generic loader
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2016 12:03:22 +0000

On 3 March 2016 at 19:42, Alistair Francis <address@hidden> wrote:
> This work is based on the original work by Li Guang with extra
> features added by Peter C and myself.
> The idea of this loader is to allow the user to load multiple images
> or values into QEMU at startup.
> Memory values can be loaded like this: -device 
> loader,addr=0xfd1a0104,data=0x8000000e,data-len=4
> Images can be loaded like this: -device loader,file=./images/u-boot.elf,cpu=0
> This can be useful and we use it a lot in Xilinx to load multiple images
> into a machine at creation (ATF, Kernel and DTB for example).
> It can also be used to set registers.
> This patch series also make the load_elf() function more generic by not
> requiring an architecture.

Do you strongly want this in 2.6, or can we punt it to 2.7 ?

-- PMM

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