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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/3] Kbuild: Implement CONFIG_UIMAGE_KERNEL_NOLOAD
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On Tue, 2012-03-06 at 17:30 -0700, Stephen Warren wrote:
> This allows the user to use U-Boot's mkimage's -T kernel_noload option
> if their arch Kconfig allows it, and they desire.
>
> Signed-off-by: Stephen Warren <swarren@wwwdotorg.org>
> ---
> The next patch enables this new CONFIG_ALLOW_ option for ARM. I assume
> that some other architectures will also be able to enable it, but I'm
> not familiar enough with any to know which.
>
> init/Kconfig | 15 +++++++++++++++
> scripts/Makefile.lib | 15 ++++++++++++---
> 2 files changed, 27 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/init/Kconfig b/init/Kconfig
> index 6cfd71d..2035562 100644
> --- a/init/Kconfig
> +++ b/init/Kconfig
> @@ -203,6 +203,21 @@ config KERNEL_LZO
>
> endchoice
>
> +config ALLOW_UIMAGE_KERNEL_NOLOAD
> + bool
> +
> +config UIMAGE_KERNEL_NOLOAD
> + bool "Use mkimage's -T kernel_noload instead of -T kernel"
> + depends on ALLOW_UIMAGE_KERNEL_NOLOAD
> + help
> + uImage files of type "kernel" embed an absolute load and entry point
> + address. If the uImage is loaded to a different address, then the
> + image must be copied the uImage file to the specified load address.
> + This copy is a waste of time if the uImage is in fact completely
> + relocatable. If your kernel and bootloader support it, you can build
> + a "kernel_noload" uImage rather than a "kernel" uImage, which
> + prevents any such copying. If unsure say N.
> +
> config DEFAULT_HOSTNAME
> string "Default hostname"
> default "(none)"
> diff --git a/scripts/Makefile.lib b/scripts/Makefile.lib
> index 7b0be18..d9c1c87 100644
> --- a/scripts/Makefile.lib
> +++ b/scripts/Makefile.lib
> @@ -314,9 +314,18 @@ MKIMAGE := $(srctree)/scripts/mkuboot.sh
> UIMAGE_ARCH = $(SRCARCH)
> UIMAGE_COMPRESSION = $(if $(2),$(2),none)
> UIMAGE_OPTS-y =
> -UIMAGE_TYPE = kernel
> -UIMAGE_LOADADDR=arch_must_set_this
> -UIMAGE_ENTRYADDR=$(UIMAGE_LOADADDR)
> +ifeq ($(CONFIG_UIMAGE_KERNEL_NOLOAD),y)
> + UIMAGE_TYPE = kernel_noload
> + # Unused by bootloader:
> + UIMAGE_LOADADDR=0
> + # Entry point relative to actual load address:
> + UIMAGE_ENTRYADDR=0
> +else
> + UIMAGE_TYPE = kernel
> + # Absolute addresses:
> + UIMAGE_LOADADDR=arch_must_set_this
> + UIMAGE_ENTRYADDR=$(UIMAGE_LOADADDR)
> +endif
> UIMAGE_NAME = 'Linux-$(KERNELRELEASE)'
> UIMAGE_IN = $<
> UIMAGE_OUT = $@
Hi, Stephen,
It seems that UIMAGE_ARCH and UIMAGE_LOADADDR can't be modified from
arch-Makefiles.

Regards,

Guan Xuetao



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