Mason slash.tmp at
Thu Nov 26 09:34:12 PST 2015

On 26/11/2015 18:14, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:

> 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?
> Why?

To minimize the time required to boot on a slow emulator? :-)

> 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.

Thanks. LZ4 is the fastest decompressor, right?


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