Russell King - ARM Linux linux at
Thu Nov 26 09:14:40 PST 2015

On Thu, Nov 26, 2015 at 06:10:06PM +0100, Mason wrote:
> Question: can a DT be appended to an Image, or does it have to be
> appended to a zImage?

The code to deal with it is part of the zImage.

> Can a zImage be uncompressed or compressed with a null compressor?


The format of both Image and zImage are mostly identical - you should
be able to use either with a boot loader wanting a binary image -
provided things are setup how the kernel wants.  However, as you
need the appended DT support, you must use zImage.

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