Bug#658759: compressed image does not boot
On Mon, 2012-02-06 at 15:30 -0600, purdyd tds.net wrote:
> Thanks, Ian.
> I understand. Do any of you know if there are any ready-rolled u-boot
> binaries for Dockstar available out there that incorporate this fix?
No idea I'm afraid.
Given that #658759 has been filed against u-boot in Debian I expect a
new package will be along shortly.
> Perhaps tbm's u-boot upgrades here : ??
> On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 3:08 PM, Ian Campbell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> On Mon, 2012-02-06 at 11:42 -0600, Jonathan Nieder wrote:
> > Ian Campbell wrote:
> > > I suspect this is due to the lack of this u-boot patch:
> > >
> > >
> > > I found that without this my 3.2 dreamplug kernel would
> not boot (with
> > > the 2011.12-2 package from debian). It's related to
> > > CONFIG_ARM_PATCH_PHYS_VIRT.
> > For the record, this proposed u-boot change has been filed
> > <http://bugs.debian.org/658904>.
> > The inability to work with versions of u-boot without that
> > (workaround?) in the default configuration still would seem
> to be a
> > regression in the kernel, so pointers toward solving it
> would be very
> > welcome.
> I hacked my kernel (the Kconfig files) to allow me to turn off
> PATCH_PHYS_VIRT and it also worked.
> However AIUI PATCH_VIRT_PHYS is part of the infrastructure
> which allows
> a single kernel flavour to boot on multiple machines so
> turning it off
> is not a viable workaround.
> I think this is just a latent bug in u-boot which has been
> exposed by a
> recent kernel changes and should be treated as a bug to be
> fixed in
> u-boot. I personally wouldn't consider it a regression in the
> kernel (at
> least based on my understanding of what's going on).
It'll be a nice world if they ever get it finished.
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