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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] bcm2835_property: use cached values when queryi

From: Peter Maydell
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] bcm2835_property: use cached values when querying framebuffer
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2016 13:54:45 +0100

On 21 April 2016 at 13:50, Sylvain Garrigues
<address@hidden> wrote:
> It does prevent FreeBSD to boot correctly.
> With that patch and
> #define KERNEL_LOAD_ADDR 0x00200000
> in arm/boot/boot.c, official FreeBSD RPI2 images boot like a charm :-)

This is the kind of thing that is useful to mention in the commit
message, because it tells people why the change is important...

> BTW, would be great to be able to set the load addr on the command
> line, wouldn’t it?

The booting protocol does not mandate any particular address
that the kernel has to be loaded at:

If the FreeBSD kernel can't handle being loaded wherever
we put it, that sounds like a FreeBSD bug to me...

-- PMM

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