[coreboot] Coreboot on ARM? (was: Re: Coreboot or UEFI, who will be the winner.)

Peter Stuge peter at stuge.se
Tue Sep 29 23:49:32 CEST 2009

Stefan Reinauer wrote:
> >> I suggest that coreboot designers look at how U-Boot is designed,
> >
> > I understand that at least previous versions of U-Boot were not
> > so nice to look at.
> >
> > I did discuss with Denx about running the non-hardware-specific
> > part of U-Boot as a payload. They were not uninterested.
> There is a new, Denx-independent branch of u-boot from Pengutronix
> which we've been using on custom ARM based hardware: u-boot v2.
> It has a few less features, but a considerably nicer design. And,
> the Pengutronix folks seemed very interested to see it happen as a
> coreboot payload.

Yes, I've talked a lot with Wolfgang about coreboot, at several
events. Maybe it was even Pengutronix people rather than Denx people
I had a chat with at embeddedworld? Hmm. :)

> I think this would be a real improvement for both projects,
> coreboot (nice and slim, standardized user interface, could replace
> FILO) as well as u-boot (access to the x86 world without
> re-implementing the wheel).


> I had this on my TODO, but there's been too much other stuff so
> far. Yet I would love to see this happen. Maybe we get the momentum
> together?

So many things TODO.. :\

What does u-boot v2 need from coreboot?


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