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From: Karsten Merker <merker@debian.org>
To: Palmer Dabbelt <palmer@sifive.com>
Cc: mark.rutland@arm.com, Albert Ou <aou@eecs.berkeley.edu>,
	Anup Patel <anup@brainfault.org>,
	Palmer Dabbelt <palmer@sifive.com>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, Zong Li <zong@andestech.com>,
	Atish Patra <atish.patra@wdc.com>,
	merker@debian.org, linux-riscv@lists.infradead.org
Subject: Re: [v2 PATCH] RISC-V: Add a PE/COFF compliant Image header.
Date: Sat, 11 May 2019 22:57:11 +0200
Message-ID: <20190511205711.pp54kufgret662xv@excalibur.cnev.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190501195607.32553-1-atish.patra@wdc.com>

On Wed, May 01, 2019 at 12:56:07PM -0700, Atish Patra wrote:

> Currently, last stage boot loaders such as U-Boot can accept only
> uImage which is an unnecessary additional step in automating boot flows.
> 
> Add a PE/COFF compliant image header that boot loaders can parse and
> directly load kernel flat Image. The existing booting methods will continue
> to work as it is.
> 
> Another goal of this header is to support EFI stub for RISC-V in future.
> EFI specification needs PE/COFF image header in the beginning of the kernel
> image in order to load it as an EFI application. In order to support
> EFI stub, code0 should be replaced with "MZ" magic string and res5(at
> offset 0x3c) should point to the rest of the PE/COFF header (which will
> be added during EFI support).
> 
> Tested on both QEMU and HiFive Unleashed using OpenSBI + U-Boot + Linux.

Hello Palmer,

it would be great if this patch could go in with the 5.2 merge
window. Is there anything particular blocking its acceptance?

Regards,
Karsten
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Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-05-01 19:56 Atish Patra
2019-05-05  0:37 ` Karsten Merker
2019-05-11 20:57 ` Karsten Merker [this message]
2019-05-13 22:31 ` Paul Walmsley
2019-05-13 23:18   ` Atish Patra
2019-05-14  0:09     ` Paul Walmsley
2019-05-14  0:34       ` Atish Patra
2019-05-14  0:39         ` Paul Walmsley
2019-05-14  1:13           ` Atish Patra
2019-05-16 16:20             ` Paul Walmsley
2019-05-23 18:35               ` Atish Patra
2019-05-23 18:45                 ` Paul Walmsley
2019-05-17 17:39 ` Paul Walmsley
2019-05-17 19:00   ` Atish Patra

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