Re: [PATCH 6/6] ARM: Add relocatable binary support

Alexander Shiyan shc_work at
Mon Mar 4 15:10:02 EST 2013

> For making the same binary executable on different SoCs which have
> different DRAM addresses we have to be independent of the compile
> time link address.
> This patch adds relocatable binary support for the ARM architecture.
> With this two new functions are available. relocate_to_current_adr
> will fixup the binary to continue executing from the current position.
> relocate_to_adr will copy the binary to a given address, fixup the
> binary and continue executing from there.
> For the PBL and the real image relocatable support can be enabled
> independently. This is done to (hopefully) better cope with setups
> where the PBL runs from SRAM or ROM and the real binary does not.
> Signed-off-by: Sascha Hauer <s.hauer at>


I just suggest put this new stuff under EXPERIMENTAL condition.


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