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Re: Armel: Debian installer freeezes (GuruPlug Server plus)

On Fri, 2018-03-02 at 14:48 +0200, Kari Tanninen wrote:
> "In Debian installer, for the various plug devices, we append to
> the DTB at the end of the kernel rather than loading it separately."
> Is that possible/reasonable?
> U-boot have to link all files on boot and it is impossibe to append 
> command line parametres to fdt-blob
> without resize fdt-blob at U-boot. U-boot is using physical addressing 
> only(?) and I think kernel cannot
> resize itself before boot without relocation problems -> bootm_size 
> variable issue.
> If fdt is used, kernel should discard ATAG-variables by default, I 
> think.

This behaviour is configurable.  For armel and armhf we enable
variables override the DTB.


Ben Hutchings
[W]e found...that it wasn't as easy to get programs right as we had
thought. ... I realized that a large part of my life from then on was
going to be spent in finding mistakes in my own programs. - Maurice
Wilkes, 1949

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