RFC: Name of the command to boot a linux kernel on x86

Jean-Christophe PLAGNIOL-VILLARD plagnioj at jcrosoft.com
Tue Dec 8 07:18:24 EST 2009

On 12:37 Fri 04 Dec     , Sascha Hauer wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 03, 2009 at 07:51:27PM +0100, Alessandro Rubini wrote:
> > > Should we hide the different handling by providing an x86 specific
> > > version of the "bootm" command or should we add a new command that
> > > deals with bzImage's special requirements?
> > 
> > I'd use "mkimage" on the bzImage file to make an uImage, with name
> > string, checksum and the rest of meta information (is load address
> > applicable to the crappy 16-bit processor of the eighties?)
> I'm not really a friend of the uImage format, I think shouldn't
> introduce it on even more architectures.
uImage is usefull in lots of case specilly when you want complex boot or
update (I do it for a long time new U-Boot format too)

But I agree that if we do not need why force it

We need to keep this choice IMHO

Best Regards,

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