[PATCHv3] ARM:boot:device tree: Allow the device tree binary to be appended to zImage

Tony Lindgren tony at atomide.com
Wed Apr 13 10:00:30 EDT 2011

* Shawn Guo <shawn.guo at freescale.com> [110328 12:10]:
> On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 04:18:41PM -0700, John Bonesio wrote:
> > This patch provides the ability to boot using a device tree that is appended
> > to the raw binary zImage (e.g. cat zImage <filename>.dtb > zImage_w_dtb).
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: John Bonesio <bones at secretlab.ca>
> > ---
> > 
> Tested on mx51 babbage.  The non-dt kernel works fine, but dt kernel
> does not.
> I tracked it down a little bit and found, before calling kernel from
> arch/arm/boot/compressed/head.S, the dtb magic number (at address
> pointed by r8) was interpolated to 0x73fbc000 which happens to be the
> value of 'uart_base' assigned in plat-mxc/include/mach/uncompress.h.

Gave this a try on an omap3 based board, looks like decompress_kernel
will trash the first 16 bytes of the device tree data somehow.

John, can you please check if your current patch works properly?



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