[PATCH 2/3 Try#2] NOR Flash Support (U-Boot env)
graeme at openmoko.org
Wed Dec 26 17:38:08 CET 2007
On Mon, 24 Dec 2007 15:32:42 +0100
Harald Welte <laforge at openmoko.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 24, 2007 at 10:11:28AM +0000, Andy Green wrote:
> > If the kernel that devirginator drops in the device on GTA-01 also
> > has the NOR patch, it will create a (useless, but logically
> > present) MTD device representing the (IIRC, on GTA-01 nonexistent)
> > NOR device's footprint and make the partitions match up. The MTD
> > ROM support should accept it despite the Flash probe would fail, so
> > it is one way to get a unified behaviour.
> this is not good. Since GTA01 is already deployed, I think it will
> generate a nightmare for updating and compatibility. GTA01 partition
> tables have to be as-is.
I can see this playing havoc with the upgrade kernel by ipkg stuff.
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