Openmoko to shift to 2.6.27 kernel ?

"Marco Trevisan (Treviño)" mail at
Tue Oct 14 01:16:47 CEST 2008

Andy Green ha scritto:
> Cédric Berger wrote:
>> On Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 09:34, Andy Green <andy at> wrote:
>>> What's planned for partition selection is you will in future be able to
>>> press AUX while Qi is pulling in the kernel it selected to abort the
>>> load and move to next usable partition, so I think multiboot will work
>>> out fine if you can remember which "n'th" rootfs it is you want...
>>> hopefully only a problem for people with >2.
>> But in this case will you have visual feedback on this partition switch ?
> We can flash an LED to acknowledge we skipped that partition, so you can
> see what's happening.
>> For more complex multi-boots, could the solution be a partition
>> booting a simple kernel and show a multi-boot screen, from were you
>> can ask Qi to re-boot on a given other partition ? (or even simply
>> continue with already loaded kernel if wanted)
> Yes... it's also discussed, a recovery / backup kernel and rootfs that
> can execute other kernels.  There are big advantages for us in a normal
> Linux implementation that is actually maintainable from single source
> tree for kernel and common packageset for the rootfs associated with it.
>  Networking can be up so you can ssh in to rescue or update partitions,
> etc, all the normal Linux goodness comes pretty much for free then.
> But in general it will be slower than clicking AUX if all you want is to
> select another partition.

I know but I'd agree on adding a menu for switching partions...
Actually I'm using the u-boot with a multi-boot and I'm very happy with
it (pratically I've made 6 partitions in my µSD, in the first one I keep
the kernels named with uImage-<name-of-the-distro>.bin and in the others
I've put the needed rootfs; so I can run easily lots of distros), but if
Qi could improve the performances I'd like to get the same also without
Is all this possible/planned?

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