[FSO] milestone V on GTA01 - U-Boot updates

Frederic Leroy fredo at starox.org
Tue Apr 7 22:36:13 CEST 2009

Le Tue, 7 Apr 2009 15:36:48 -0400,
Gerald A <geraldablists at gmail.com> a écrit :

> Hi Peter,
> I can't answer all of your questions, but some I can:
> On Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 3:42 PM, Peter Rasmussen <plr at udgaard.com>
> wrote:
> > Too bad, but it raises some questions:
> >
> > 4.I have never understood why it should be possible to brick the
> > Neo1973 for any reason, because if you have prepared at least one
> > 'safe' entry point you should always be able to at least get to
> > that. Or what is the problem?

Shit happens ! I had bad luck and lost u-boot (the battery fall down at
the bad moment ...).

> Development doesn't require a debug board, but only a C compiler (or
> something that emits the instructions that the Neo runs). Kernels,
> flashing filesystems and system software doesn't have the same
> problem, since you can simply re-flash them.

Developing U-boot don't really need a debug board, but it's *far* easier
to test it with a debug board. Just halt the cpu reload u-boot in
memory and launch it. You don't have to wait.

Frédéric Leroy

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