this week work on KBOOT
wolfgang at openmoko.com
Sat May 31 17:23:42 CEST 2008
do you know what Werner thinks about this direction?
On May 31, 2008, at 11:02 PM, Andy Green wrote:
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> Somebody in the thread at some point said:
> | Dear Xiangfu,
> | sounds good!
> | I wouldn't worry about being slow at the beginning. Openmoko is
> big and
> | once you spend some time to understand the system, you will become
> a lot
> | faster in the future.
> | Andy, are you saying we should not use Kexec/Kboot? Just a reduced
> | Unfortunately Werner is on vacation so we have to guess what he
> would say.
> | Can you settle on something and give Xiangfu clear direction? Then
> | hopefully once Werner is back he will agree with that...
> I explained over a month ago that kexec / kboot is not critical for us
> compared to bootloader simplification.
> Clear direction:
> 1) reduce the bootloader to a minimum and use the fixed worst-case
> partitioning offset method instead of dynparts,
> 2) implement backup kernel and rootfs,
> 3) figure out if kboot / kexec buys us ANYTHING over what we already
> have at that point so we should even bother thinking about it.
> - -Andy
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