Common data for uImage generation
loic.minier at linaro.org
Wed Aug 25 10:16:53 BST 2010
On Wed, Aug 25, 2010, Dave Martin wrote:
> Also, does anyone know why U-Boot always prints "loading legacy image"
> when loading images created with mkimage? Kinda suggests the U-Boot
> folks think this image format has been superseded by _something_ but I
> never figured out why.
From a quick look at U-Boot, it defaults to IMAGE_FORMAT_LEGACY if
there is the U-Boot image magic number, else if U-Boot is built with
FDT (DeviceTree) support, it uses IMAGE_FORMAT_FIT. In any other case,
the image is considered invalid (IMAGE_FORMAT_INVALID).
I found this old submission of bootz to boot zImages:
The patches had many issues (I for one would have been unhappy about
having a new bootz command, but perhaps I'm missing the reason why
bootm can't be used).
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