Minutes from Boot Architecture meeting today.
jonathan at jonmasters.org
Mon Jul 11 19:04:52 UTC 2011
On Thu, 2011-06-30 at 11:32 +0100, Jason Parker wrote:
> I am concerned that the group is trying to solve a problem that only Linaro
> has. Namely how do I create a generic system to manage boot over multiple
> boards with different boot loaders. I struggle to understand who else this
> would help?
Linux distributions like Fedora, and others, that want to generically
target "ARM". We are not going to provide "the ARM kernel for board X".
We are going to provide "the armv7 kernel", and it's going to be made to
work with a generic boot infrastructure that we then reasonably expect a
board to provide if it wants to use such an OS. Otherwise, it's just not
possible to have a generic Linux distribution for ARM systems.
So, it's not a problem if Linux support will be confined to Android or
the older "LSP" concept in which every board has a custom kernel, but
that's not really a scalable solution that allows for generic support.
It's really the same problem as "why have a PC platform" and not just
various different kinds of x86-based boards with x86-compatible chips :)
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