[Buildroot] [PATCH] imx6sabresd: boot to /init in mfgtools mode
vincent.stehle at freescale.com
Wed Sep 3 17:14:47 UTC 2014
On 08/26/2014 06:13 AM, Gary Bisson wrote:
> The patch looks fine however shouldn't it be pushed to u-boot directly?
> Also, as it can be changed through u-boot commands I'm not sure it is
How are you?
Now it's my turn to apologize for the very late answer; I am sorry.
About pushing to upstream u-boot; I am a bit reluctant to push this
patch to upstream u-boot because I think that booting to the /init
wrapper when using a ramdisk is a buildroot specificity (from fs/cpio/init).
I certainly would not like to break the default behavior in upstream
u-boot, even in mfgtools mode, which is to call /linuxrc right now.
You are also right that the same functionality can be obtained from the
u-boot command line, but that means a user interaction. The goal of
adding this u-boot patch at buildroot level is to allow a
fully-automated boot of a buildroot filesystem through USB without user
(See  for more details on the whole procedure.)
What is your opinion on that, please?
Also, now that I have been very slow to answer to your e-mail, a nice
patches series from Luca has been around , which renames the config file.
After a quick try, rebasing with git seems to be free, but do you
prefer that I send a v2 rebased on those, just in case?
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