[PATCH] Support for booting ELF images.

Owen Kirby osk at exegin.com
Mon Jun 30 11:46:41 PDT 2014

On 14-06-26 10:10 PM, Antony Pavlov wrote:
> Yes, my kexec series have not been checked in.
> I can fix it this weekend.
> The main problem of my series is that it's a MIPS series but barebox is essentially a ARM bootloader.
> It seems that I have to add kexec ARM support :)
> Which hardware platform do you use?
We are indeed using an ARM platform (based on an Atmel AT91 SoC, but I 
haven't submitted a patch for our specific board yet). We are primarily 
using Barebox as a bootloader for the Linux kernel, but some of our 
customers want to our boards as eval kits for other operating systems 
(ie: eCos and FreeRTOS).

It's only for those other operating systems that we need the ability to 
load and execute ELF images, we're still using zImage for the Linux 
kernel and I'd feel bad for dumping a lot of kexec work on you when we 
don't really need to be able to boot Linux with it.


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