[PATCH 1/3] Add a dedicated function to query debug action to board_api

Mike (mwester) mwester at dls.net
Sun Jan 18 01:19:14 CET 2009

Werner Almesberger wrote:
> Paul Fertser wrote:
>> I hope some guys who want that fancy bootmenu will come soon with a
>> decent solution, if they don't that means they don't really need it ;)
> Yeah, I'm hoping we can "outsource" this to the community but
> perhaps a proof of concept is needed to get things going.

  I rather agree with Paul on this.  The proof-of-concept has already
been done, and all the ingredients are pretty much pre-packaged already.
 All the bitbake recipes, including kexec-tools as well as a mechanism
to create a minimal rootfs with a menu are already in OE, and are
running on other devices.

  Perhaps when the GTA03 comes out without u-boot at all, there will be
renewed interest in a menu, and this will come to happen.

But it should come from the community; Openmoko shouldn't be spending
cycles building this.  At most, the involvement of the Openmoko kernel
team should be to ensure that the drivers and kernel behave correctly
with regard to kexec -- and that already seems to be the case, at least
on the kernels I've tested (I use kexec rather a lot to test kernels).

Mike (mwester)

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