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Re: ...delo getting me frustrated :-)

Herbert Valerio Riedel wrote:
> On Mon, 2002-12-09 at 18:25, Thiemo Seufer wrote:
> > > after uncommenting the bootinit() call (why is it done anyway?
> > bootinit is supposed to initialize firmware's access to the boot device.
> yeah, that's what's written in the firmware specs.. :-/

You have specs? :-)

> but for some strange reason it never returned something != -1 for that
> particular decstation...
> > > ...why is it stopping here now? :-/
> > You might be interested in my improved version of delo, source is available
> > at http://www.csv.ica.uni-stuttgart.de/homes/ths/linux-mips/delo
> >
> > It fixes several quirks, maybe also this one. I can't promise it will
> > work for you, though. :-) If bootinit always returns -1, it won't.
> thx, that helped me alot!
> alas your version had some ext2fs trouble (and I had to make the code
> ignore negative bootinit() retvals); 

What trouble specifically?

> in the meantime I figured out, that the problem lays in 0.7's loadelf.c
> which causes sections of the ELF kernel to be written to memory starting
> from address 0 ... which caused the firmware to halt...
> your code instead uses the program header tables which fixes the problem
> (for me at least)... well... until your version works for me, I've put
> up my hacked up code at
> http://www.ifs.tuwien.ac.at/~hvr/linux-mipsel/
> maybe it'll help others...

Can you can provide a patch between 0.7 and your version without the
seemingly ident-related clutter? I would like to include the relevant
parts in my version.


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