LinuxBios PPC-support.. U-Boot project

Frank frannk_m1 at
Wed Jun 25 13:45:01 CEST 2003

No, I beg to differ. I have ported u-boot to more then one ppc
based platform. Thye do have SPD support. I ported over to the
ppc750fx (with a Marvel 64360 system controller) and the 440gp
based platforms
--- "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederman at> wrote:
> Frank <frannk_m1 at> writes:
> > u-boot's weakness is that it primarily supports arm and ppc
> > processors. There is only one x86 board in the source tree
> and
> > it won't even compile! If u-boot had more support for x86
> > platforms, it would give linuxbios a serious run for it's
> money.
> There is also the fact that all of the platforms U-Boot runs
> on appear to be very simple ones.  No complicated
> SPD base memory initialization, etc.
> LinuxBIOS supports much more complicated hardware.
> That is the other reason for the design skew.  If you can
> write
> proper memory initialization code in a day.  You can put it in
> your bootloader.  If it takes a week or two, separating board
> initialization and your bootloader makes a lot more sense.
> Eric

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