s3c244x hardware ecc / backup kernel and rootfs direction

Andy Green andy at openmoko.com
Wed Aug 13 21:18:09 CEST 2008

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Somebody in the thread at some point said:

| Since we already have a distribution that does (or can be made to do)
| what we want, that's the right way to do it, yes. (There was no
| suitable distribution around back when I wrote kboot, which is why it
| takes the DIY/NIH approach.)
| However, we need some sort of UI for the boot loader. Petitboot looks

We want "some sort of UI" for the *backup* *kernel*.  Linux knows how to
do framebuffer UIs fine.

"boot loader" -- it "loads" and "boots" -- it does not do UIs.

| like a promising candidate for this. I don't know how PS3-specific it
| is under the hood, but I'm sure the PS3 developers won't mind if it
| becomes a bit more universal.

Respect to the PS3 guys like Mr Woodhouse who I read on Fedora devel --
I believe you met him recently -- but we do not want this.  All of that
lives in Linux world.  Backup kernel + rootfs Linux world -- fine.

- -Andy
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