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# (C) Copyright 2000 - 2005
# Wolfgang Denk, DENX Software Engineering,
# See file CREDITS for list of people who contributed to this
# project.
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This directory contains the source code for U-Boot, a boot loader for
Embedded boards based on PowerPC, ARM, MIPS and several other
processors, which can be installed in a boot ROM and used to
initialize and test the hardware or to download and run application

The development of U-Boot is closely related to Linux: some parts of
the source code originate in the Linux source tree, we have some
header files in common, and special provision has been made to
support booting of Linux images.

Some attention has been paid to make this software easily
configurable and extendable. For instance, all monitor commands are
implemented with the same call interface, so that it's very easy to
add new commands. Also, instead of permanently adding rarely used
code (for instance hardware test utilities) to the monitor, you can
load and run it dynamically.


In general, all boards for which a configuration option exists in the
Makefile have been tested to some extent and can be considered
"working". In fact, many of them are used in production systems.

In case of problems see the CHANGELOG and CREDITS files to find out
who contributed the specific port.

Where to get help:

In case you have questions about, problems with or contributions for
U-Boot you should send a message to the U-Boot mailing list at
<>. There is also an archive of
previous traffic on the mailing list - please search the archive
before asking FAQ's. Please see

Where we come from:

- start from 8xxrom sources
- create PPCBoot project (
- clean up code
- make it easier to add custom boards
- make it possible to add other [PowerPC] CPUs
- extend functions, especially:
  * Provide extended interface to Linux boot loader
  * S-Record download
  * network boot
  * PCMCIA / CompactFLash / ATA disk / SCSI ... boot
- create ARMBoot project (
- add other CPU families (starting with ARM)
- create U-Boot project (

Names and Spelling:

The "official" name of this project is "Das U-Boot". The spelling
"U-Boot" shall be used in all written text (documentation, comments
in source files etc.). Example:

	This is the README file for the U-Boot project.

File names etc. shall be based on the string "u-boot". Examples:


	#include <asm/u-boot.h>

Variable names, preprocessor constants etc. shall be either based on
the string "u_boot" or on "U_BOOT". Example:

	U_BOOT_VERSION		u_boot_logo
	IH_OS_U_BOOT		u_boot_hush_start


U-Boot uses a 3 level version number containing a version, a
sub-version, and a patchlevel: "U-Boot-2.34.5" means version "2",
sub-version "34", and patchlevel "4".

The patchlevel is used to indicate certain stages of development
between released versions, i. e. officially released versions of
U-Boot will always have a patchlevel of "0".

Directory Hierarchy:

- board		Board dependent files
- common	Misc architecture independent functions
- cpu		CPU specific files
  - 74xx_7xx	Files specific to Freescale MPC74xx and 7xx CPUs
  - arm720t	Files specific to ARM 720 CPUs
  - arm920t	Files specific to ARM 920 CPUs
    - at91rm9200 Files specific to Atmel AT91RM9200 CPU
    - imx	Files specific to Freescale MC9328 i.MX CPUs
    - s3c24x0	Files specific to Samsung S3C24X0 CPUs
  - arm925t	Files specific to ARM 925 CPUs
  - arm926ejs	Files specific to ARM 926 CPUs
  - arm1136	Files specific to ARM 1136 CPUs
  - i386	Files specific to i386 CPUs
  - ixp		Files specific to Intel XScale IXP CPUs
  - mcf52x2	Files specific to Freescale ColdFire MCF52x2 CPUs
  - mips	Files specific to MIPS CPUs
  - mpc5xx	Files specific to Freescale MPC5xx  CPUs
  - mpc5xxx	Files specific to Freescale MPC5xxx CPUs
  - mpc8xx	Files specific to Freescale MPC8xx  CPUs
  - mpc8220	Files specific to Freescale MPC8220 CPUs
  - mpc824x	Files specific to Freescale MPC824x CPUs
  - mpc8260	Files specific to Freescale MPC8260 CPUs
  - mpc85xx	Files specific to Freescale MPC85xx CPUs
  - nios	Files specific to Altera NIOS CPUs
  - nios2	Files specific to Altera Nios-II CPUs
  - ppc4xx	Files specific to AMCC PowerPC 4xx CPUs
  - pxa		Files specific to Intel XScale PXA CPUs
  - s3c44b0	Files specific to Samsung S3C44B0 CPUs
  - sa1100	Files specific to Intel StrongARM SA1100 CPUs
- disk		Code for disk drive partition handling
- doc		Documentation (don't expect too much)
- drivers	Commonly used device drivers
- dtt		Digital Thermometer and Thermostat drivers
- examples	Example code for standalone applications, etc.
- include	Header Files
- lib_arm	Files generic to ARM	 architecture
- lib_generic	Files generic to all	 architectures
- lib_i386	Files generic to i386	 architecture
- lib_m68k	Files generic to m68k	 architecture
- lib_mips	Files generic to MIPS	 architecture
- lib_nios	Files generic to NIOS	 architecture
- lib_ppc	Files generic to PowerPC architecture
- net		Networking code
- post		Power On Self Test
- rtc		Real Time Clock drivers
- tools		Tools to build S-Record or U-Boot images, etc.

Software Configuration:

Configuration is usually done using C preprocessor defines; the
rationale behind that is to avoid dead code whenever possible.

There are two classes of configuration variables:

* Configuration _OPTIONS_:
  These are selectable by the user and have names beginning with

* Configuration _SETTINGS_:
  These depend on the hardware etc. and should not be meddled with if
  you don't know what you're doing; they have names beginning with

Later we will add a configuration tool - probably similar to or even
identical to what's used for the Linux kernel. Right now, we have to
do the configuration by hand, which means creating some symbolic
links and editing some configuration files. We use the TQM8xxL boards
as an example here.

Selection of Processor Architecture and Board Type:

For all supported boards there are ready-to-use default
configurations available; just type "make <board_name>_config".

Example: For a TQM823L module type:

	cd u-boot
	make TQM823L_config

For the Cogent platform, you need to specify the cpu type as well;
e.g. "make cogent_mpc8xx_config". And also configure the cogent
directory according to the instructions in cogent/README.

Configuration Options:

Configuration depends on the combination of board and CPU type; all
such information is kept in a configuration file

Example: For a TQM823L module, all configuration settings are in

Many of the options are named exactly as the corresponding Linux
kernel configuration options. The intention is to make it easier to
build a config tool - later.

The following options need to be configured:

- CPU Type:	Define exactly one of

		PowerPC based CPUs:
	or	CONFIG_MPC8220
	or	CONFIG_MPC85xx
	or	CONFIG_405GP
	or	CONFIG_405EP
	or	CONFIG_440
	or	CONFIG_MPC74xx
	or	CONFIG_750FX

		ARM based CPUs:

		MicroBlaze based CPUs:

		Nios-2 based CPUs:

- Board Type:	Define exactly one of

		PowerPC based boards:

		CONFIG_AR405		CONFIG_gw8260		CONFIG_pcu_e
		CONFIG_c2mon		CONFIG_IAD210		CONFIG_ppmc8260
		CONFIG_cogent_mpc8260	CONFIG_IVML24		CONFIG_RBC823
		CONFIG_cogent_mpc8xx	CONFIG_IVML24_128	CONFIG_RPXClassic

		ARM based boards:


		MicroBlaze based boards:


		Nios-2 based boards:


- CPU Module Type: (if CONFIG_COGENT is defined)
		Define exactly one of
--- FIXME --- not tested yet:
		CONFIG_CMA286_60, CONFIG_CMA286_21, CONFIG_CMA286_60P,
		CONFIG_CMA287_23, CONFIG_CMA287_50

- Motherboard Type: (if CONFIG_COGENT is defined)
		Define exactly one of

- Motherboard I/O Modules: (if CONFIG_COGENT is defined)
		Define one or more of

- Motherboard Options: (if CONFIG_CMA101 or CONFIG_CMA102 are defined)
		Define one or more of
		CONFIG_LCD_HEARTBEAT	- update a character position on
					  the lcd display every second with
					  a "rotator" |\-/|\-/

- Board flavour: (if CONFIG_MPC8260ADS is defined)
		Possible values are:
			CFG_8260ADS	- original MPC8260ADS
			CFG_8266ADS	- MPC8266ADS
			CFG_8272ADS	- MPC8272ADS

- MPC824X Family Member (if CONFIG_MPC824X is defined)
		Define exactly one of

- 8xx CPU Options: (if using an MPC8xx cpu)
		CONFIG_8xx_GCLK_FREQ	- deprecated: CPU clock if
					  get_gclk_freq() cannot work
					  e.g. if there is no 32KHz
					  reference PIT/RTC clock
		CONFIG_8xx_OSCLK	- PLL input clock (either EXTCLK
					  or XTAL/EXTAL)

- 859/866/885 CPU options: (if using a MPC859 or MPC866 or MPC885 CPU):
			See doc/README.MPC866


		Define this to measure the actual CPU clock instead
		of relying on the correctness of the configured
		values. Mostly useful for board bringup to make sure
		the PLL is locked at the intended frequency. Note
		that this requires a (stable) reference clock (32 kHz
		RTC clock or CFG_8XX_XIN)

- Intel Monahans options:

		Defines the Monahans run mode to oscillator
		ratio. Valid values are 8, 16, 24, 31. The core
		frequency is this value multiplied by 13 MHz.


		Defines the Monahans turbo mode to oscillator
		ratio. Valid values are 1 (default if undefined) and
		2. The core frequency as calculated above is multiplied
		by this value.

- Linux Kernel Interface:

		U-Boot stores all clock information in Hz
		internally. For binary compatibility with older Linux
		kernels (which expect the clocks passed in the
		bd_info data to be in MHz) the environment variable
		"clocks_in_mhz" can be defined so that U-Boot
		converts clock data to MHZ before passing it to the
		Linux kernel.
		When CONFIG_CLOCKS_IN_MHZ is defined, a definition of
		"clocks_in_mhz=1" is  automatically  included  in  the
		default environment.

		CONFIG_MEMSIZE_IN_BYTES		[relevant for MIPS only]

		When transfering memsize parameter to linux, some versions
		expect it to be in bytes, others in MB.
		Define CONFIG_MEMSIZE_IN_BYTES to make it in bytes.


		New kernel versions are expecting firmware settings to be
		passed using flat open firmware trees.
		The environment variable "disable_of", when set, disables this


		The maximum size of the constructed OF tree.

		OF_CPU - The proper name of the cpus node.
		OF_SOC - The proper name of the soc node.
		OF_TBCLK - The timebase frequency.
		OF_STDOUT_PATH - The path to the console device


		The resulting flat device tree will have a copy of the bd_t.
		Space should be pre-allocated in the dts for the bd_t.


		The resulting flat device tree will have a copy of u-boot's
		environment variables


		Board code has addition modification that it wants to make
		to the flat device tree before handing it off to the kernel

- Serial Ports:

		Define this if you want support for Amba PrimeCell PL010 UARTs.


		Define this if you want support for Amba PrimeCell PL011 UARTs.


		If you have Amba PrimeCell PL011 UARTs, set this variable to
		the clock speed of the UARTs.


		If you have Amba PrimeCell PL010 or PL011 UARTs on your board,
		define this to a list of base addresses for each (supported)
		port. See e.g. include/configs/versatile.h

- Console Interface:
		Depending on board, define exactly one serial port
		CONFIG_8xx_CONS_SCC1, ...), or switch off the serial
		console by defining CONFIG_8xx_CONS_NONE

		Note: if CONFIG_8xx_CONS_NONE is defined, the serial
		port routines must be defined elsewhere
		(i.e. serial_init(), serial_getc(), ...)

		Enables console device for a color framebuffer. Needs following
		defines (cf. smiLynxEM, i8042, board/eltec/bab7xx)
			VIDEO_FB_LITTLE_ENDIAN	graphic memory organisation
						(default big endian)
			VIDEO_HW_RECTFILL	graphic chip supports
						rectangle fill
						(cf. smiLynxEM)
			VIDEO_HW_BITBLT		graphic chip supports
						bit-blit (cf. smiLynxEM)
			VIDEO_VISIBLE_COLS	visible pixel columns
			VIDEO_VISIBLE_ROWS	visible pixel rows
			VIDEO_PIXEL_SIZE	bytes per pixel
			VIDEO_DATA_FORMAT	graphic data format
						(0-5, cf. cfb_console.c)
			VIDEO_FB_ADRS		framebuffer address
			VIDEO_KBD_INIT_FCT	keyboard int fct
						(i.e. i8042_kbd_init())
			VIDEO_TSTC_FCT		test char fct
						(i.e. i8042_tstc)
			VIDEO_GETC_FCT		get char fct
						(i.e. i8042_getc)
			CONFIG_CONSOLE_CURSOR	cursor drawing on/off
						(requires blink timer
						cf. i8042.c)
			CFG_CONSOLE_BLINK_COUNT blink interval (cf. i8042.c)
			CONFIG_CONSOLE_TIME	display time/date info in
						upper right corner
						(requires CFG_CMD_DATE)
			CONFIG_VIDEO_LOGO	display Linux logo in
						upper left corner
			CONFIG_VIDEO_BMP_LOGO	use bmp_logo.h instead of
						linux_logo.h for logo.
						Requires CONFIG_VIDEO_LOGO
						addional board info beside
						the logo

		When CONFIG_CFB_CONSOLE is defined, video console is
		default i/o. Serial console can be forced with
		environment 'console=serial'.

		When CONFIG_SILENT_CONSOLE is defined, all console
		messages (by U-Boot and Linux!) can be silenced with
		the "silent" environment variable. See
		doc/README.silent for more information.

- Console Baudrate:
		Select one of the baudrates listed in
		CFG_BAUDRATE_TABLE, see below.
		CFG_BRGCLK_PRESCALE, baudrate prescale

- Interrupt driven serial port input:

		PPC405GP only.
		Use an interrupt handler for receiving data on the
		serial port. It also enables using hardware handshake
		(RTS/CTS) and UART's built-in FIFO. Set the number of
		bytes the interrupt driven input buffer should have.

		Leave undefined to disable this feature, including
		disable the buffer and hardware handshake.

- Console UART Number:

		AMCC PPC4xx only.
		If defined internal UART1 (and not UART0) is used
		as default U-Boot console.

- Boot Delay:	CONFIG_BOOTDELAY - in seconds
		Delay before automatically booting the default image;
		set to -1 to disable autoboot.

		See doc/README.autoboot for these options that
		work with CONFIG_BOOTDELAY. None are required.

- Autoboot Command:
		Only needed when CONFIG_BOOTDELAY is enabled;
		define a command string that is automatically executed
		when no character is read on the console interface
		within "Boot Delay" after reset.

		This can be used to pass arguments to the bootm
		command. The value of CONFIG_BOOTARGS goes into the
		environment value "bootargs".

		The value of these goes into the environment as
		"ramboot" and "nfsboot" respectively, and can be used
		as a convenience, when switching between booting from
		ram and nfs.

- Pre-Boot Commands:

		When this option is #defined, the existence of the
		environment variable "preboot" will be checked
		immediately before starting the CONFIG_BOOTDELAY
		countdown and/or running the auto-boot command resp.
		entering interactive mode.

		This feature is especially useful when "preboot" is
		automatically generated or modified. For an example
		see the LWMON board specific code: here "preboot" is
		modified when the user holds down a certain
		combination of keys on the (special) keyboard when
		booting the systems

- Serial Download Echo Mode:
		If defined to 1, all characters received during a
		serial download (using the "loads" command) are
		echoed back. This might be needed by some terminal
		emulations (like "cu"), but may as well just take
		time on others. This setting #define's the initial
		value of the "loads_echo" environment variable.

- Kgdb Serial Baudrate: (if CFG_CMD_KGDB is defined)
		Select one of the baudrates listed in
		CFG_BAUDRATE_TABLE, see below.

- Monitor Functions:
		Most monitor functions can be selected (or
		de-selected) by adjusting the definition of
		CONFIG_COMMANDS; to select individual functions,
		#define CONFIG_COMMANDS by "OR"ing any of the
		following values:

		#define enables commands:
		CFG_CMD_ASKENV	* ask for env variable
		CFG_CMD_AUTOSCRIPT Autoscript Support
		CFG_CMD_BDI	  bdinfo
		CFG_CMD_BEDBUG	* Include BedBug Debugger
		CFG_CMD_BMP	* BMP support
		CFG_CMD_BSP	* Board specific commands
		CFG_CMD_BOOTD	  bootd
		CFG_CMD_CACHE	* icache, dcache
		CFG_CMD_CONSOLE	  coninfo
		CFG_CMD_DATE	* support for RTC, date/time...
		CFG_CMD_DHCP	* DHCP support
		CFG_CMD_DIAG	* Diagnostics
		CFG_CMD_DOC	* Disk-On-Chip Support
		CFG_CMD_DTT	* Digital Therm and Thermostat
		CFG_CMD_ECHO	  echo arguments
		CFG_CMD_EEPROM	* EEPROM read/write support
		CFG_CMD_ELF	* bootelf, bootvx
		CFG_CMD_ENV	  saveenv
		CFG_CMD_FDC	* Floppy Disk Support
		CFG_CMD_FAT	* FAT partition support
		CFG_CMD_FDOS	* Dos diskette Support
		CFG_CMD_FLASH	  flinfo, erase, protect
		CFG_CMD_FPGA	  FPGA device initialization support
		CFG_CMD_HWFLOW	* RTS/CTS hw flow control
		CFG_CMD_I2C	* I2C serial bus support
		CFG_CMD_IDE	* IDE harddisk support
		CFG_CMD_IMI	  iminfo
		CFG_CMD_IMLS	  List all found images
		CFG_CMD_IMMAP	* IMMR dump support
		CFG_CMD_IRQ	* irqinfo
		CFG_CMD_ITEST	  Integer/string test of 2 values
		CFG_CMD_JFFS2	* JFFS2 Support
		CFG_CMD_KGDB	* kgdb
		CFG_CMD_LOADB	  loadb
		CFG_CMD_LOADS	  loads
		CFG_CMD_MEMORY	  md, mm, nm, mw, cp, cmp, crc, base,
				  loop, loopw, mtest
		CFG_CMD_MISC	  Misc functions like sleep etc
		CFG_CMD_MMC	* MMC memory mapped support
		CFG_CMD_MII	* MII utility commands
		CFG_CMD_NAND	* NAND support
		CFG_CMD_NET	  bootp, tftpboot, rarpboot
		CFG_CMD_PCI	* pciinfo
		CFG_CMD_PING	* send ICMP ECHO_REQUEST to network host
		CFG_CMD_REGINFO * Register dump
		CFG_CMD_RUN	  run command in env variable
		CFG_CMD_SAVES	* save S record dump
		CFG_CMD_SDRAM	* print SDRAM configuration information
				  (requires CFG_CMD_I2C)
		CFG_CMD_SETGETDCR Support for DCR Register access (4xx only)
		CFG_CMD_SPI	* SPI serial bus support
		CFG_CMD_USB	* USB support
		CFG_CMD_VFD	* VFD support (TRAB)
		CFG_CMD_BSP	* Board SPecific functions
		CFG_CMD_CDP	* Cisco Discover Protocol support

		CONFIG_CMD_DFL	Default configuration; at the moment
				this is includes all commands, except
				the ones marked with "*" in the list

		If you don't define CONFIG_COMMANDS it defaults to
		CONFIG_CMD_DFL in include/cmd_confdefs.h. A board can
		override the default settings in the respective
		include file.

		EXAMPLE: If you want all functions except of network
		support you can write:


	Note:	Don't enable the "icache" and "dcache" commands
		(configuration option CFG_CMD_CACHE) unless you know
		what you (and your U-Boot users) are doing. Data
		cache cannot be enabled on systems like the 8xx or
		8260 (where accesses to the IMMR region must be
		uncached), and it cannot be disabled on all other
		systems where we (mis-) use the data cache to hold an
		initial stack and some data.

		XXX - this list needs to get updated!

- Watchdog:
		If this variable is defined, it enables watchdog
		support. There must be support in the platform specific
		code for a watchdog. For the 8xx and 8260 CPUs, the
		SIU Watchdog feature is enabled in the SYPCR

- U-Boot Version:
		If this variable is defined, an environment variable
		named "ver" is created by U-Boot showing the U-Boot
		version as printed by the "version" command.
		This variable is readonly.

- Real-Time Clock:

		When CFG_CMD_DATE is selected, the type of the RTC
		has to be selected, too. Define exactly one of the
		following options:

		CONFIG_RTC_MPC8xx	- use internal RTC of MPC8xx
		CONFIG_RTC_PCF8563	- use Philips PCF8563 RTC
		CONFIG_RTC_MC146818	- use MC146818 RTC
		CONFIG_RTC_DS1307	- use Maxim, Inc. DS1307 RTC
		CONFIG_RTC_DS1337	- use Maxim, Inc. DS1337 RTC
		CONFIG_RTC_DS1338	- use Maxim, Inc. DS1338 RTC
		CONFIG_RTC_DS164x	- use Dallas DS164x RTC
		CONFIG_RTC_MAX6900	- use Maxim, Inc. MAX6900 RTC

		Note that if the RTC uses I2C, then the I2C interface
		must also be configured. See I2C Support, below.

- Timestamp Support:

		When CONFIG_TIMESTAMP is selected, the timestamp
		(date and time) of an image is printed by image
		commands like bootm or iminfo. This option is
		automatically enabled when you select CFG_CMD_DATE .

- Partition Support:

		If IDE or SCSI support	is  enabled  (CFG_CMD_IDE  or
		CFG_CMD_SCSI) you must configure support for at least
		one partition type as well.

- IDE Reset method:
		CONFIG_IDE_RESET_ROUTINE - this is defined in several
		board configurations files but used nowhere!

		CONFIG_IDE_RESET - is this is defined, IDE Reset will
		be performed by calling the function
			ide_set_reset(int reset)
		which has to be defined in a board specific file

- ATAPI Support:

		Set this to enable ATAPI support.

- LBA48 Support

		Set this to enable support for disks larger than 137GB
		Whithout these , LBA48 support uses 32bit variables and will 'only'
		support disks up to 2.1TB.

			When enabled, makes the IDE subsystem use 64bit sector addresses.
			Default is 32bit.

- SCSI Support:
		At the moment only there is only support for the
		SYM53C8XX SCSI controller; define
		CONFIG_SCSI_SYM53C8XX to enable it.

		CFG_SCSI_MAX_LUN] can be adjusted to define the
		maximum numbers of LUNs, SCSI ID's and target
		CFG_SCSI_SYM53C8XX_CCF to fix clock timing (80Mhz)

- NETWORK Support (PCI):
		Support for Intel 8254x gigabit chips.

		Support for Intel 82557/82559/82559ER chips.
		Optional CONFIG_EEPRO100_SROM_WRITE enables eeprom
		write routine for first time initialisation.

		Support for Digital 2114x chips.
		Optional CONFIG_TULIP_SELECT_MEDIA for board specific
		modem chip initialisation (KS8761/QS6611).

		Support for National dp83815 chips.

		Support for National dp8382[01] gigabit chips.

- NETWORK Support (other):

		Support for SMSC's LAN91C96 chips.

			Define this to hold the physical address
			of the LAN91C96's I/O space

			Define this to enable 32 bit addressing

		Support for SMSC's LAN91C111 chip

			Define this to hold the physical address
			of the device (I/O space)

			Define this if data bus is 32 bits

			Define this to use i/o functions instead of macros
			(some hardware wont work with macros)

- USB Support:
		At the moment only the UHCI host controller is
		supported (PIP405, MIP405, MPC5200); define
		CONFIG_USB_UHCI to enable it.
		define CONFIG_USB_KEYBOARD to enable the USB Keyboard
		and define CONFIG_USB_STORAGE to enable the USB
		storage devices.
		Supported are USB Keyboards and USB Floppy drives
		(TEAC FD-05PUB).
		MPC5200 USB requires additional defines:
				for 528 MHz Clock: 0x0001bbbb
				for differential drivers: 0x00001000
				for single ended drivers: 0x00005000

- MMC Support:
		The MMC controller on the Intel PXA is supported. To
		enable this define CONFIG_MMC. The MMC can be
		accessed from the boot prompt by mapping the device
		to physical memory similar to flash. Command line is
		enabled with CFG_CMD_MMC. The MMC driver also works with
		the FAT fs. This is enabled with CFG_CMD_FAT.

- Journaling Flash filesystem support:
		Define these for a default partition on a NAND device

		Define these for a default partition on a NOR device

		Define this to create an own partition. You have to provide a
		function struct part_info* jffs2_part_info(int part_num)

		If you define only one JFFS2 partition you may also want to
		to disable the command chpart. This is the default when you
		have not defined a custom partition

- Keyboard Support:

		Define this to enable standard (PC-Style) keyboard

		Standard PC keyboard driver with US (is default) and
		GERMAN key layout (switch via environment 'keymap=de') support.
		Export function i8042_kbd_init, i8042_tstc and i8042_getc
		for cfb_console. Supports cursor blinking.

- Video support:

		Define this to enable video support (for output to


		Enable Chips & Technologies 69000 Video chip

		Enable Silicon Motion SMI 712/710/810 Video chip. The
		video output is selected via environment 'videoout'
		(1 = LCD and 2 = CRT). If videoout is undefined, CRT is

		For the CT69000 and SMI_LYNXEM drivers, videomode is
		selected via environment 'videomode'. Two diferent ways
		are possible:
		- "videomode=num"   'num' is a standard LiLo mode numbers.
		Following standard modes are supported	(* is default):

		      Colors	640x480 800x600 1024x768 1152x864 1280x1024
		      8 bits |	0x301*	0x303	 0x305	  0x161	    0x307
		     15 bits |	0x310	0x313	 0x316	  0x162	    0x319
		     16 bits |	0x311	0x314	 0x317	  0x163	    0x31A
		     24 bits |	0x312	0x315	 0x318	    ?	    0x31B
		(i.e. setenv videomode 317; saveenv; reset;)

		- "videomode=bootargs" all the video parameters are parsed
		from the bootargs. (See drivers/videomodes.c)

		Enable Epson SED13806 driver. This driver supports 8bpp
		and 16bpp modes defined by CONFIG_VIDEO_SED13806_8BPP

- Keyboard Support:

		Define this to enable a custom keyboard support.
		This simply calls drv_keyboard_init() which must be
		defined in your board-specific files.
		The only board using this so far is RBC823.


		Define this to enable LCD support (for output to LCD
		display); also select one of the supported displays
		by defining one of these:


			NEC NL6448AC33-18. Active, color, single scan.


			NEC NL6448BC20-08. 6.5", 640x480.
			Active, color, single scan.


			NEC NL6448BC33-54. 10.4", 640x480.
			Active, color, single scan.


			Sharp 320x240. Active, color, single scan.
			It isn't 16x9, and I am not sure what it is.


			Sharp LQ64D341 display, 640x480.
			Active, color, single scan.


			HLD1045 display, 640x480.
			Active, color, single scan.


			Optrex	 CBL50840-2 NF-FW 99 22 M5
			Hitachi	 LMG6912RPFC-00T
			Hitachi	 SP14Q002

			320x240. Black & white.

		Normally display is black on white background; define
		CFG_WHITE_ON_BLACK to get it inverted.

- Splash Screen Support: CONFIG_SPLASH_SCREEN

		If this option is set, the environment is checked for
		a variable "splashimage". If found, the usual display
		of logo, copyright and system information on the LCD
		is suppressed and the BMP image at the address
		specified in "splashimage" is loaded instead. The
		console is redirected to the "nulldev", too. This
		allows for a "silent" boot where a splash screen is
		loaded very quickly after power-on.

- Gzip compressed BMP image support: CONFIG_VIDEO_BMP_GZIP

		If this option is set, additionally to standard BMP
		images, gzipped BMP images can be displayed via the
		splashscreen support or the bmp command.

- Compression support:

		If this option is set, support for bzip2 compressed
		images is included. If not, only uncompressed and gzip
		compressed images are supported.

		NOTE: the bzip2 algorithm requires a lot of RAM, so
		the malloc area (as defined by CFG_MALLOC_LEN) should
		be at least 4MB.

- MII/PHY support:

		The address of PHY on MII bus.


		The clock frequency of the MII bus


		If this option is set, support for speed/duplex
		detection of Gigabit PHY is included.


		Some PHY like Intel LXT971A need extra delay after
		reset before any MII register access is possible.
		For such PHY, set this option to the usec delay
		required. (minimum 300usec for LXT971A)


		Some PHY like Intel LXT971A need extra delay after
		command issued before MII status register can be read

- Ethernet address:

		Define a default value for ethernet address to use
		for the respective ethernet interface, in case this
		is not determined automatically.

- IP address:

		Define a default value for the IP address to use for
		the default ethernet interface, in case this is not
		determined through e.g. bootp.

- Server IP address:

		Defines a default value for theIP address of a TFTP
		server to contact when using the "tftboot" command.

- BOOTP Recovery Mode:

		If you have many targets in a network that try to
		boot using BOOTP, you may want to avoid that all
		systems send out BOOTP requests at precisely the same
		moment (which would happen for instance at recovery
		from a power failure, when all systems will try to
		boot, thus flooding the BOOTP server. Defining
		CONFIG_BOOTP_RANDOM_DELAY causes a random delay to be
		inserted before sending out BOOTP requests. The
		following delays are insterted then:

		1st BOOTP request:	delay 0 ... 1 sec
		2nd BOOTP request:	delay 0 ... 2 sec
		3rd BOOTP request:	delay 0 ... 4 sec
		4th and following
		BOOTP requests:		delay 0 ... 8 sec

- DHCP Advanced Options:

		You can fine tune the DHCP functionality by adding
		these flags to the CONFIG_BOOTP_MASK define:

		CONFIG_BOOTP_DNS2 - If a DHCP client requests the DNS
		serverip from a DHCP server, it is possible that more
		than one DNS serverip is offered to the client.
		If CONFIG_BOOTP_DNS2 is enabled, the secondary DNS
		serverip will be stored in the additional environment
		variable "dnsip2". The first DNS serverip is always
		stored in the variable "dnsip", when CONFIG_BOOTP_DNS
		is added to the CONFIG_BOOTP_MASK.

		CONFIG_BOOTP_SEND_HOSTNAME - Some DHCP servers are capable
		to do a dynamic update of a DNS server. To do this, they
		need the hostname of the DHCP requester.
		If CONFIG_BOOP_SEND_HOSTNAME is added to the
		CONFIG_BOOTP_MASK, the content of the "hostname"
		environment variable is passed as option 12 to
		the DHCP server.

 - CDP Options:

		The device id used in CDP trigger frames.


		A two character string which is prefixed to the MAC address
		of the device.


		A printf format string which contains the ascii name of
		the port. Normally is set to "eth%d" which sets
		eth0 for the first ethernet, eth1 for the second etc.


		A 32bit integer which indicates the device capabilities;
		0x00000010 for a normal host which does not forwards.


		An ascii string containing the version of the software.


		An ascii string containing the name of the platform.


		A 32bit integer sent on the trigger.


		A 16bit integer containing the power consumption of the
		device in .1 of milliwatts.


		A byte containing the id of the VLAN.


		Several configurations allow to display the current
		status using a LED. For instance, the LED will blink
		fast while running U-Boot code, stop blinking as
		soon as a reply to a BOOTP request was received, and
		start blinking slow once the Linux kernel is running
		(supported by a status LED driver in the Linux
		kernel). Defining CONFIG_STATUS_LED enables this
		feature in U-Boot.


		Defining CONFIG_CAN_DRIVER enables CAN driver support
		on those systems that support this (optional)
		feature, like the TQM8xxL modules.


		These enable I2C serial bus commands. Defining either of
		(but not both of) CONFIG_HARD_I2C or CONFIG_SOFT_I2C will
		include the appropriate I2C driver for the selected cpu.

		This will allow you to use i2c commands at the u-boot
		command line (as long as you set CFG_CMD_I2C in
		CONFIG_COMMANDS) and communicate with i2c based realtime
		clock chips. See common/cmd_i2c.c for a description of the
		command line interface.

		CONFIG_HARD_I2C selects the CPM hardware driver for I2C.

		CONFIG_SOFT_I2C configures u-boot to use a software (aka
		bit-banging) driver instead of CPM or similar hardware
		support for I2C.

		There are several other quantities that must also be
		defined when you define CONFIG_HARD_I2C or CONFIG_SOFT_I2C.

		In both cases you will need to define CFG_I2C_SPEED
		to be the frequency (in Hz) at which you wish your i2c bus
		to run and CFG_I2C_SLAVE to be the address of this node (ie
		the cpu's i2c node address).

		Now, the u-boot i2c code for the mpc8xx (cpu/mpc8xx/i2c.c)
		sets the cpu up as a master node and so its address should
		therefore be cleared to 0 (See, eg, MPC823e User's Manual
		p.16-473). So, set CFG_I2C_SLAVE to 0.

		That's all that's required for CONFIG_HARD_I2C.

		If you use the software i2c interface (CONFIG_SOFT_I2C)
		then the following macros need to be defined (examples are
		from include/configs/lwmon.h):


		(Optional). Any commands necessary to enable the I2C
		controller or configure ports.

		eg: #define I2C_INIT (immr->im_cpm.cp_pbdir |=	PB_SCL)


		(Only for MPC8260 CPU). The I/O port to use (the code
		assumes both bits are on the same port). Valid values
		are 0..3 for ports A..D.


		The code necessary to make the I2C data line active
		(driven).  If the data line is open collector, this
		define can be null.

		eg: #define I2C_ACTIVE (immr->im_cpm.cp_pbdir |=  PB_SDA)


		The code necessary to make the I2C data line tri-stated
		(inactive).  If the data line is open collector, this
		define can be null.

		eg: #define I2C_TRISTATE (immr->im_cpm.cp_pbdir &= ~PB_SDA)


		Code that returns TRUE if the I2C data line is high,
		FALSE if it is low.

		eg: #define I2C_READ ((immr->im_cpm.cp_pbdat & PB_SDA) != 0)


		If <bit> is TRUE, sets the I2C data line high. If it
		is FALSE, it clears it (low).

		eg: #define I2C_SDA(bit) \
			if(bit) immr->im_cpm.cp_pbdat |=  PB_SDA; \
			else	immr->im_cpm.cp_pbdat &= ~PB_SDA


		If <bit> is TRUE, sets the I2C clock line high. If it
		is FALSE, it clears it (low).

		eg: #define I2C_SCL(bit) \
			if(bit) immr->im_cpm.cp_pbdat |=  PB_SCL; \
			else	immr->im_cpm.cp_pbdat &= ~PB_SCL


		This delay is invoked four times per clock cycle so this
		controls the rate of data transfer.  The data rate thus
		is 1 / (I2C_DELAY * 4). Often defined to be something

		#define I2C_DELAY  udelay(2)


		When a board is reset during an i2c bus transfer
		chips might think that the current transfer is still
		in progress. On some boards it is possible to access
		the i2c SCLK line directly, either by using the
		processor pin as a GPIO or by having a second pin
		connected to the bus. If this option is defined a
		custom i2c_init_board() routine in boards/xxx/board.c
		is run early in the boot sequence.


		This option enables configuration of bi_iic_fast[] flags
		in u-boot bd_info structure based on u-boot environment
		variable "i2cfast". (see also i2cfast)


		Enables SPI driver (so far only tested with
		SPI EEPROM, also an instance works with Crystal A/D and
		D/As on the SACSng board)


		Enables extended (16-bit) SPI EEPROM addressing.
		(symmetrical to CONFIG_I2C_X)


		Enables a software (bit-bang) SPI driver rather than
		using hardware support. This is a general purpose
		driver that only requires three general I/O port pins
		(two outputs, one input) to function. If this is
		defined, the board configuration must define several
		SPI configuration items (port pins to use, etc). For
		an example, see include/configs/sacsng.h.


		Specify the number of FPGA devices to support.


		Used to specify the types of FPGA devices.  For example,


		Enable printing of hash marks during FPGA configuration.


		Enable checks on FPGA configuration interface busy
		status by the configuration function. This option
		will require a board or device specific function to
		be written.


		If defined, a function that provides delays in the FPGA
		configuration driver.

		Allow Control-C to interrupt FPGA configuration


		Check for configuration errors during FPGA bitfile
		loading. For example, abort during Virtex II
		configuration if the INIT_B line goes low (which
		indicated a CRC error).


		Maximum time to wait for the INIT_B line to deassert
		after PROB_B has been deasserted during a Virtex II
		FPGA configuration sequence. The default time is 500


		Maximum time to wait for BUSY to deassert during
		Virtex II FPGA configuration. The default is 5 mS.


		Time to wait after FPGA configuration. The default is
		200 mS.

- Configuration Management:

		If defined, this string will be added to the U-Boot
		version information (U_BOOT_VERSION)

- Vendor Parameter Protection:

		U-Boot considers the values of the environment
		variables "serial#" (Board Serial Number) and
		"ethaddr" (Ethernet Address) to be parameters that
		are set once by the board vendor / manufacturer, and
		protects these variables from casual modification by
		the user. Once set, these variables are read-only,
		and write or delete attempts are rejected. You can
		change this behviour:

		If CONFIG_ENV_OVERWRITE is #defined in your config
		file, the write protection for vendor parameters is
		completely disabled. Anybody can change or delete
		these parameters.

		Alternatively, if you #define _both_ CONFIG_ETHADDR
		ethernet address is installed in the environment,
		which can be changed exactly ONCE by the user. [The
		serial# is unaffected by this, i. e. it remains

- Protected RAM:

		Define this variable to enable the reservation of
		"protected RAM", i. e. RAM which is not overwritten
		by U-Boot. Define CONFIG_PRAM to hold the number of
		kB you want to reserve for pRAM. You can overwrite
		this default value by defining an environment
		variable "pram" to the number of kB you want to
		reserve. Note that the board info structure will
		still show the full amount of RAM. If pRAM is
		reserved, a new environment variable "mem" will
		automatically be defined to hold the amount of
		remaining RAM in a form that can be passed as boot
		argument to Linux, for instance like that:

			setenv bootargs ... mem=\${mem}

		This way you can tell Linux not to use this memory,
		either, which results in a memory region that will
		not be affected by reboots.

		*WARNING* If your board configuration uses automatic
		detection of the RAM size, you must make sure that
		this memory test is non-destructive. So far, the
		following board configurations are known to be

			ETX094, IVMS8, IVML24, SPD8xx, TQM8xxL,

- Error Recovery:

		Define this variable to stop the system in case of a
		fatal error, so that you have to reset it manually.
		This is probably NOT a good idea for an embedded
		system where you want to system to reboot
		automatically as fast as possible, but it may be
		useful during development since you can try to debug
		the conditions that lead to the situation.


		This variable defines the number of retries for
		network operations like ARP, RARP, TFTP, or BOOTP
		before giving up the operation. If not defined, a
		default value of 5 is used.

- Command Interpreter:

		Enable auto completion of commands using TAB.


		Define this variable to enable the "hush" shell (from
		Busybox) as command line interpreter, thus enabling
		powerful command line syntax like conditionals or `&&' and '||'
		constructs ("shell scripts").

		If undefined, you get the old, much simpler behaviour
		with a somewhat smaller memory footprint.


		This defines the secondary prompt string, which is
		printed when the command interpreter needs more input
		to complete a command. Usually "> ".


		In the current implementation, the local variables
		space and global environment variables space are
		separated. Local variables are those you define by
		simply typing `name=value'. To access a local
		variable later on, you have write `$name' or
		`${name}'; to execute the contents of a variable
		directly type `$name' at the command prompt.

		Global environment variables are those you use
		setenv/printenv to work with. To run a command stored
		in such a variable, you need to use the run command,
		and you must not use the '$' sign to access them.

		To store commands and special characters in a
		variable, please use double quotation marks
		surrounding the whole text of the variable, instead
		of the backslashes before semicolons and special

- Commandline Editing and History:

		Enable editiong and History functions for interactive
		commandline input operations

- Default Environment:

		Define this to contain any number of null terminated
		strings (variable = value pairs) that will be part of
		the default environment compiled into the boot image.

		For example, place something like this in your
		board's config file:

			"myvar1=value1\0" \

		Warning: This method is based on knowledge about the
		internal format how the environment is stored by the
		U-Boot code. This is NOT an official, exported
		interface! Although it is unlikely that this format
		will change soon, there is no guarantee either.
		You better know what you are doing here.

		Note: overly (ab)use of the default environment is
		discouraged. Make sure to check other ways to preset
		the environment like the autoscript function or the
		boot command first.

- DataFlash Support:

		Defining this option enables DataFlash features and
		allows to read/write in Dataflash via the standard
		commands cp, md...

- SystemACE Support:

		Adding this option adds support for Xilinx SystemACE
		chips attached via some sort of local bus. The address
		of the chip must alsh be defined in the
		CFG_SYSTEMACE_BASE macro. For example:

		#define CFG_SYSTEMACE_BASE 0xf0000000

		When SystemACE support is added, the "ace" device type
		becomes available to the fat commands, i.e. fatls.

- TFTP Fixed UDP Port:

		If this is defined, the environment variable tftpsrcp
		is used to supply the TFTP UDP source port value.
		If tftpsrcp isn't defined, the normal pseudo-random port
		number generator is used.

		Also, the environment variable tftpdstp is used to supply
		the TFTP UDP destination port value.  If tftpdstp isn't
		defined, the normal port 69 is used.

		The purpose for tftpsrcp is to allow a TFTP server to
		blindly start the TFTP transfer using the pre-configured
		target IP address and UDP port. This has the effect of
		"punching through" the (Windows XP) firewall, allowing
		the remainder of the TFTP transfer to proceed normally.
		A better solution is to properly configure the firewall,
		but sometimes that is not allowed.

- Show boot progress:

		Defining this option allows to add some board-
		specific code (calling a user-provided function
		"show_boot_progress(int)") that enables you to show
		the system's boot progress on some display (for
		example, some LED's) on your board. At the moment,
		the following checkpoints are implemented:

  Arg	Where			When
    1	common/cmd_bootm.c	before attempting to boot an image
   -1	common/cmd_bootm.c	Image header has bad	 magic number
    2	common/cmd_bootm.c	Image header has correct magic number
   -2	common/cmd_bootm.c	Image header has bad	 checksum
    3	common/cmd_bootm.c	Image header has correct checksum
   -3	common/cmd_bootm.c	Image data   has bad	 checksum
    4	common/cmd_bootm.c	Image data   has correct checksum
   -4	common/cmd_bootm.c	Image is for unsupported architecture
    5	common/cmd_bootm.c	Architecture check OK
   -5	common/cmd_bootm.c	Wrong Image Type (not kernel, multi, standalone)
    6	common/cmd_bootm.c	Image Type check OK
   -6	common/cmd_bootm.c	gunzip uncompression error
   -7	common/cmd_bootm.c	Unimplemented compression type
    7	common/cmd_bootm.c	Uncompression OK
   -8	common/cmd_bootm.c	Wrong Image Type (not kernel, multi, standalone)
    8	common/cmd_bootm.c	Image Type check OK
   -9	common/cmd_bootm.c	Unsupported OS (not Linux, BSD, VxWorks, QNX)
    9	common/cmd_bootm.c	Start initial ramdisk verification
  -10	common/cmd_bootm.c	Ramdisk header has bad	   magic number
  -11	common/cmd_bootm.c	Ramdisk header has bad	   checksum
   10	common/cmd_bootm.c	Ramdisk header is OK
  -12	common/cmd_bootm.c	Ramdisk data   has bad	   checksum
   11	common/cmd_bootm.c	Ramdisk data   has correct checksum
   12	common/cmd_bootm.c	Ramdisk verification complete, start loading
  -13	common/cmd_bootm.c	Wrong Image Type (not PPC Linux Ramdisk)
   13	common/cmd_bootm.c	Start multifile image verification
   14	common/cmd_bootm.c	No initial ramdisk, no multifile, continue.
   15	common/cmd_bootm.c	All preparation done, transferring control to OS

  -30	lib_ppc/board.c		Fatal error, hang the system
  -31	post/post.c		POST test failed, detected by post_output_backlog()
  -32	post/post.c		POST test failed, detected by post_run_single()

   -1	common/cmd_doc.c	Bad usage of "doc" command
   -1	common/cmd_doc.c	No boot device
   -1	common/cmd_doc.c	Unknown Chip ID on boot device
   -1	common/cmd_doc.c	Read Error on boot device
   -1	common/cmd_doc.c	Image header has bad magic number

   -1	common/cmd_ide.c	Bad usage of "ide" command
   -1	common/cmd_ide.c	No boot device
   -1	common/cmd_ide.c	Unknown boot device
   -1	common/cmd_ide.c	Unknown partition table
   -1	common/cmd_ide.c	Invalid partition type
   -1	common/cmd_ide.c	Read Error on boot device
   -1	common/cmd_ide.c	Image header has bad magic number

   -1	common/cmd_nand.c	Bad usage of "nand" command
   -1	common/cmd_nand.c	No boot device
   -1	common/cmd_nand.c	Unknown Chip ID on boot device
   -1	common/cmd_nand.c	Read Error on boot device
   -1	common/cmd_nand.c	Image header has bad magic number

   -1	common/env_common.c	Environment has a bad CRC, using default

Modem Support:

[so far only for SMDK2400 and TRAB boards]

- Modem support endable:

- RTS/CTS Flow control enable:

- Modem debug support:

		Enables debugging stuff (char screen[1024], dbg())
		for modem support. Useful only with BDI2000.

- Interrupt support (PPC):

		There are common interrupt_init() and timer_interrupt()
		for all PPC archs. interrupt_init() calls interrupt_init_cpu()
		for cpu specific initialization. interrupt_init_cpu()
		should set decrementer_count to appropriate value. If
		cpu resets decrementer automatically after interrupt
		(ppc4xx) it should set decrementer_count to zero.
		timer_interrupt() calls timer_interrupt_cpu() for cpu
		specific handling. If board has watchdog / status_led
		/ other_activity_monitor it works automatically from
		general timer_interrupt().

- General:

		In the target system modem support is enabled when a
		specific key (key combination) is pressed during
		power-on. Otherwise U-Boot will boot normally
		(autoboot). The key_pressed() fuction is called from
		board_init(). Currently key_pressed() is a dummy
		function, returning 1 and thus enabling modem

		If there are no modem init strings in the
		environment, U-Boot proceed to autoboot; the
		previous output (banner, info printfs) will be
		supressed, though.

		See also: doc/README.Modem

Configuration Settings:

- CFG_LONGHELP: Defined when you want long help messages included;
		undefine this when you're short of memory.

- CFG_PROMPT:	This is what U-Boot prints on the console to
		prompt for user input.

- CFG_CBSIZE:	Buffer size for input from the Console

- CFG_PBSIZE:	Buffer size for Console output

- CFG_MAXARGS:	max. Number of arguments accepted for monitor commands

- CFG_BARGSIZE: Buffer size for Boot Arguments which are passed to
		the application (usually a Linux kernel) when it is

		List of legal baudrate settings for this board.

		Suppress display of console information at boot.

		If the board specific function
			extern int overwrite_console (void);
		returns 1, the stdin, stderr and stdout are switched to the
		serial port, else the settings in the environment are used.

		Enable the call to overwrite_console().

		Enable overwrite of previous console environment settings.

		Begin and End addresses of the area used by the
		simple memory test.

		Enable an alternate, more extensive memory test.

		Scratch address used by the alternate memory test
		You only need to set this if address zero isn't writeable

		Default load address for network file downloads

		Enable temporary baudrate change while serial download

		Physical start address of SDRAM. _Must_ be 0 here.

		Physical start address of Motherboard I/O (if using a
		Cogent motherboard)

		Physical start address of Flash memory.

		Physical start address of boot monitor code (set by
		make config files to be same as the text base address
		(TEXT_BASE) used when linking) - same as
		CFG_FLASH_BASE when booting from flash.

		Size of memory reserved for monitor code, used to
		determine _at_compile_time_ (!) if the environment is
		embedded within the U-Boot image, or in a separate
		flash sector.

		Size of DRAM reserved for malloc() use.

		Normally compressed uImages are limited to an
		uncompressed size of 8 MBytes. If this is not enough,
		you can define CFG_BOOTM_LEN in your board config file
		to adjust this setting to your needs.

		Maximum size of memory mapped by the startup code of
		the Linux kernel; all data that must be processed by
		the Linux kernel (bd_info, boot arguments, eventually
		initrd image) must be put below this limit.

		Max number of Flash memory banks

		Max number of sectors on a Flash chip

		Timeout for Flash erase operations (in ms)

		Timeout for Flash write operations (in ms)

		Timeout for Flash set sector lock bit operation (in ms)

		Timeout for Flash clear lock bits operation (in ms)

		If defined, hardware flash sectors protection is used
		instead of U-Boot software protection.


		Enable TFTP transfers directly to flash memory;
		without this option such a download has to be
		performed in two steps: (1) download to RAM, and (2)
		copy from RAM to flash.

		The two-step approach is usually more reliable, since
		you can check if the download worked before you erase
		the flash, but in some situations (when sytem RAM is
		too limited to allow for a tempory copy of the
		downloaded image) this option may be very useful.

		Define if the flash driver uses extra elements in the
		common flash structure for storing flash geometry.

		This option also enables the building of the cfi_flash driver
		in the drivers directory

		If this option is defined, the common CFI flash doesn't
		print it's warning upon not recognized FLASH banks. This
		is useful, if some of the configured banks are only
		optionally available.

		Defines the number of ethernet receive buffers. On some
		ethernet controllers it is recommended to set this value
		to 8 or even higher (EEPRO100 or 405 EMAC), since all
		buffers can be full shortly after enabling the interface
		on high ethernet traffic.
		Defaults to 4 if not defined.

The following definitions that deal with the placement and management
of environment data (variable area); in general, we support the
following configurations:


	Define this if the environment is in flash memory.

	a) The environment occupies one whole flash sector, which is
	   "embedded" in the text segment with the U-Boot code. This
	   happens usually with "bottom boot sector" or "top boot
	   sector" type flash chips, which have several smaller
	   sectors at the start or the end. For instance, such a
	   layout can have sector sizes of 8, 2x4, 16, Nx32 kB. In
	   such a case you would place the environment in one of the
	   4 kB sectors - with U-Boot code before and after it. With
	   "top boot sector" type flash chips, you would put the
	   environment in one of the last sectors, leaving a gap
	   between U-Boot and the environment.


	   Offset of environment data (variable area) to the
	   beginning of flash memory; for instance, with bottom boot
	   type flash chips the second sector can be used: the offset
	   for this sector is given here.

	   CFG_ENV_OFFSET is used relative to CFG_FLASH_BASE.


	   This is just another way to specify the start address of
	   the flash sector containing the environment (instead of


	   Size of the sector containing the environment.

	b) Sometimes flash chips have few, equal sized, BIG sectors.
	   In such a case you don't want to spend a whole sector for
	   the environment.


	   If you use this in combination with CFG_ENV_IS_IN_FLASH
	   and CFG_ENV_SECT_SIZE, you can specify to use only a part
	   of this flash sector for the environment. This saves
	   memory for the RAM copy of the environment.

	   It may also save flash memory if you decide to use this
	   when your environment is "embedded" within U-Boot code,
	   since then the remainder of the flash sector could be used
	   for U-Boot code. It should be pointed out that this is
	   STRONGLY DISCOURAGED from a robustness point of view:
	   updating the environment in flash makes it always
	   necessary to erase the WHOLE sector. If something goes
	   wrong before the contents has been restored from a copy in
	   RAM, your target system will be dead.


	   These settings describe a second storage area used to hold
	   a redundand copy of the environment data, so that there is
	   a valid backup copy in case there is a power failure during
	   a "saveenv" operation.

BE CAREFUL! Any changes to the flash layout, and some changes to the
source code will make it necessary to adapt <board>/*


	Define this if you have some non-volatile memory device
	(NVRAM, battery buffered SRAM) which you want to use for the


	  These two #defines are used to determin the memory area you
	  want to use for environment. It is assumed that this memory
	  can just be read and written to, without any special

BE CAREFUL! The first access to the environment happens quite early
in U-Boot initalization (when we try to get the setting of for the
console baudrate). You *MUST* have mappend your NVRAM area then, or
U-Boot will hang.

Please note that even with NVRAM we still use a copy of the
environment in RAM: we could work on NVRAM directly, but we want to
keep settings there always unmodified except somebody uses "saveenv"
to save the current settings.


	Use this if you have an EEPROM or similar serial access
	device and a driver for it.


	  These two #defines specify the offset and size of the
	  environment area within the total memory of your EEPROM.

	  If defined, specified the chip address of the EEPROM device.
	  The default address is zero.

	  If defined, the number of bits used to address bytes in a
	  single page in the EEPROM device.  A 64 byte page, for example
	  would require six bits.

	  If defined, the number of milliseconds to delay between
	  page writes.	The default is zero milliseconds.

	  The length in bytes of the EEPROM memory array address.  Note
	  that this is NOT the chip address length!

	  EEPROM chips that implement "address overflow" are ones
	  like Catalyst 24WC04/08/16 which has 9/10/11 bits of
	  address and the extra bits end up in the "chip address" bit
	  slots. This makes a 24WC08 (1Kbyte) chip look like four 256
	  byte chips.

	  Note that we consider the length of the address field to
	  still be one byte because the extra address bits are hidden
	  in the chip address.

	  The size in bytes of the EEPROM device.


	Define this if you have a DataFlash memory device which you
	want to use for the environment.


	  These three #defines specify the offset and size of the
	  environment area within the total memory of your DataFlash placed
	  at the specified address.


	Define this if you have a NAND device which you want to use
	for the environment.


	  These two #defines specify the offset and size of the environment
	  area within the first NAND device.


	  This setting describes a second storage area of CFG_ENV_SIZE
	  size used to hold a redundant copy of the environment data,
	  so that there is a valid backup copy in case there is a
	  power failure during a "saveenv" operation.

	Note: CFG_ENV_OFFSET and CFG_ENV_OFFSET_REDUND must be aligned
	to a block boundary, and CFG_ENV_SIZE must be a multiple of
	the NAND devices block size.


	Defines offset to the initial SPI buffer area in DPRAM. The
	area is used at an early stage (ROM part) if the environment
	is configured to reside in the SPI EEPROM: We need a 520 byte
	scratch DPRAM area. It is used between the two initialization
	calls (spi_init_f() and spi_init_r()). A value of 0xB00 seems
	to be a good choice since it makes it far enough from the
	start of the data area as well as from the stack pointer.

Please note that the environment is read-only as long as the monitor
has been relocated to RAM and a RAM copy of the environment has been
created; also, when using EEPROM you will have to use getenv_r()
until then to read environment variables.

The environment is protected by a CRC32 checksum. Before the monitor
is relocated into RAM, as a result of a bad CRC you will be working
with the compiled-in default environment - *silently*!!! [This is
necessary, because the first environment variable we need is the
"baudrate" setting for the console - if we have a bad CRC, we don't
have any device yet where we could complain.]

Note: once the monitor has been relocated, then it will complain if
the default environment is used; a new CRC is computed as soon as you
use the "saveenv" command to store a valid environment.

		Echo the inverted Ethernet link state to the fault LED.

		Note: If this option is active, then CFG_FAULT_MII_ADDR
		      also needs to be defined.

		MII address of the PHY to check for the Ethernet link state.

		Makes vsprintf (and all *printf functions) support printing
		of 64bit values by using the L quantifier

		Adds simple_strtoull that returns a 64bit value

Low Level (hardware related) configuration options:

		Cache Line Size of the CPU.

		Default address of the IMMR after system reset.

		Needed on some 8260 systems (MPC8260ADS, PQ2FADS-ZU,
		and RPXsuper) to be able to adjust the position of
		the IMMR register after a reset.

- Floppy Disk Support:

		the default drive number (default value 0)


		defines the spacing between fdc chipset registers
		(default value 1)


		defines the offset of register from address. It
		depends on which part of the data bus is connected to
		the fdc chipset. (default value 0)

		CFG_FDC_DRIVE_NUMBER are undefined, they take their
		default value.

		if CFG_FDC_HW_INIT is defined, then the function
		fdc_hw_init() is called at the beginning of the FDC
		setup. fdc_hw_init() must be provided by the board
		source code. It is used to make hardware dependant

- CFG_IMMR:	Physical address of the Internal Memory.
		DO NOT CHANGE unless you know exactly what you're
		doing! (11-4) [MPC8xx/82xx systems only]


		Start address of memory area that can be used for
		initial data and stack; please note that this must be
		writable memory that is working WITHOUT special
		initialization, i. e. you CANNOT use normal RAM which
		will become available only after programming the
		memory controller and running certain initialization

		U-Boot uses the following memory types:
		- MPC8xx and MPC8260: IMMR (internal memory of the CPU)
		- MPC824X: data cache
		- PPC4xx:  data cache


		Offset of the initial data structure in the memory
		area defined by CFG_INIT_RAM_ADDR. Usually
		CFG_GBL_DATA_OFFSET is chosen such that the initial
		data is located at the end of the available space
		(sometimes written as (CFG_INIT_RAM_END -
		CFG_INIT_DATA_SIZE), and the initial stack is just
		below that area (growing from (CFG_INIT_RAM_ADDR +
		CFG_GBL_DATA_OFFSET) downward.

		On the MPC824X (or other systems that use the data
		cache for initial memory) the address chosen for
		CFG_INIT_RAM_ADDR is basically arbitrary - it must
		point to an otherwise UNUSED address space between
		the top of RAM and the start of the PCI space.

- CFG_SIUMCR:	SIU Module Configuration (11-6)

- CFG_SYPCR:	System Protection Control (11-9)

- CFG_TBSCR:	Time Base Status and Control (11-26)

- CFG_PISCR:	Periodic Interrupt Status and Control (11-31)

- CFG_PLPRCR:	PLL, Low-Power, and Reset Control Register (15-30)

- CFG_SCCR:	System Clock and reset Control Register (15-27)

		SDRAM timing

		periodic timer for refresh

- CFG_DER:	Debug Event Register (37-47)

		Memory Controller Definitions: BR0/1 and OR0/1 (FLASH)

		Memory Controller Definitions: BR2/3 and OR2/3 (SDRAM)

		Machine Mode Register and Memory Periodic Timer
		Prescaler definitions (SDRAM timing)

		enable I2C microcode relocation patch (MPC8xx);
		define relocation offset in DPRAM [DSP2]

		enable SPI microcode relocation patch (MPC8xx);
		define relocation offset in DPRAM [SCC4]

		Use OSCM clock mode on MBX8xx board. Be careful,
		wrong setting might damage your board. Read
		doc/README.MBX before setting this variable!

- CFG_CPM_POST_WORD_ADDR: (MPC8xx, MPC8260 only)
		Offset of the bootmode word in DPRAM used by post
		(Power On Self Tests). This definition overrides
		#define'd default value in commproc.h resp.

		Overrides the default PCI memory map in cpu/mpc8260/pci.c if set.

		Define to enable FEC[12] on a 8xx series processor.

		Define to the hardcoded PHY address which corresponds
		to the given FEC; i. e.
			#define CONFIG_FEC1_PHY 4
		means that the PHY with address 4 is connected to FEC1

		When set to -1, means to probe for first available.

		The PHY does not have a RXERR line (RMII only).
		(so program the FEC to ignore it).

		Enable RMII mode for all FECs.
		Note that this is a global option, we can't
		have one FEC in standard MII mode and another in RMII mode.

		Add a verify option to the crc32 command.
		The syntax is:

		=> crc32 -v <address> <count> <crc32>

		Where address/count indicate a memory area
		and crc32 is the correct crc32 which the
		area should have.

		Add the "loopw" memory command. This only takes effect if
		the memory commands are activated globally (CFG_CMD_MEM).

		Add the "mdc" and "mwc" memory commands. These are cyclic
		"md/mw" commands.

		=> mdc.b 10 4 500
		This command will print 4 bytes (10,11,12,13) each 500 ms.

		=> mwc.l 100 12345678 10
		This command will write 12345678 to address 100 all 10 ms.

		This only takes effect if the memory commands are activated
		globally (CFG_CMD_MEM).


		[ARM only] If these variables are defined, then
		certain low level initializations (like setting up
		the memory controller) are omitted and/or U-Boot does
		not relocate itself into RAM.
		Normally these variables MUST NOT be defined. The
		only exception is when U-Boot is loaded (to RAM) by
		some other boot loader or by a debugger which
		performs these intializations itself.

Building the Software:

Building U-Boot has been tested in native PPC environments (on a
PowerBook G3 running LinuxPPC 2000) and in cross environments
(running RedHat 6.x and 7.x Linux on x86, Solaris 2.6 on a SPARC, and
NetBSD 1.5 on x86).

If you are not using a native PPC environment, it is assumed that you
have the GNU cross compiling tools available in your path and named
with a prefix of "powerpc-linux-". If this is not the case, (e.g. if
you are using Monta Vista's Hard Hat Linux CDK 1.2) you must change
the definition of CROSS_COMPILE in Makefile. For HHL on a 4xx CPU,
change it to:

	CROSS_COMPILE = ppc_4xx-

U-Boot is intended to be  simple  to  build.  After  installing	 the
sources	 you must configure U-Boot for one specific board type. This
is done by typing:

	make NAME_config

where "NAME_config" is the name of one of the existing
configurations; the following names are supported:

	ADCIOP_config		FPS860L_config		omap730p2_config
	ADS860_config		GEN860T_config		pcu_e_config
	AR405_config		GENIETV_config		PIP405_config
	at91rm9200dk_config	GTH_config		QS823_config
	CANBT_config		hermes_config		QS850_config
	cmi_mpc5xx_config	hymod_config		QS860T_config
	cogent_common_config	IP860_config		RPXlite_config
	cogent_mpc8260_config	IVML24_config		RPXlite_DW_config
	cogent_mpc8xx_config	IVMS8_config		RPXsuper_config
	CPCI405_config		JSE_config		rsdproto_config
	CPCIISER4_config	LANTEC_config		Sandpoint8240_config
	csb272_config		lwmon_config		sbc8260_config
	CU824_config		MBX860T_config		sbc8560_33_config
	DUET_ADS_config		MBX_config		sbc8560_66_config
	EBONY_config		MPC8260ADS_config	SM850_config
	ELPT860_config		MPC8540ADS_config	SPD823TS_config
	ESTEEM192E_config	MPC8540EVAL_config	stxgp3_config
	ETX094_config		MPC8560ADS_config	SXNI855T_config
	FADS823_config		NETVIA_config		TQM823L_config
	FADS850SAR_config	omap1510inn_config	TQM850L_config
	FADS860T_config		omap1610h2_config	TQM855L_config
	FPS850L_config		omap1610inn_config	TQM860L_config
				omap5912osk_config	walnut_config
				omap2420h4_config	Yukon8220_config

Note: for some board special configuration names may exist; check if
      additional information is available from the board vendor; for
      instance, the TQM823L systems are available without (standard)
      or with LCD support. You can select such additional "features"
      when chosing the configuration, i. e.

      make TQM823L_config
	- will configure for a plain TQM823L, i. e. no LCD support

      make TQM823L_LCD_config
	- will configure for a TQM823L with U-Boot console on LCD


Finally, type "make all", and you should get some working U-Boot
images ready for download to / installation on your system:

- "u-boot.bin" is a raw binary image
- "u-boot" is an image in ELF binary format
- "u-boot.srec" is in Motorola S-Record format

Please be aware that the Makefiles assume you are using GNU make, so
for instance on NetBSD you might need to use "gmake" instead of
native "make".

If the system board that you have is not listed, then you will need
to port U-Boot to your hardware platform. To do this, follow these

1.  Add a new configuration option for your board to the toplevel
    "Makefile" and to the "MAKEALL" script, using the existing
    entries as examples. Note that here and at many other places
    boards and other names are listed in alphabetical sort order. Please
    keep this order.
2.  Create a new directory to hold your board specific code. Add any
    files you need. In your board directory, you will need at least
    the "Makefile", a "<board>.c", "flash.c" and "".
3.  Create a new configuration file "include/configs/<board>.h" for
    your board
3.  If you're porting U-Boot to a new CPU, then also create a new
    directory to hold your CPU specific code. Add any files you need.
4.  Run "make <board>_config" with your new name.
5.  Type "make", and you should get a working "u-boot.srec" file
    to be installed on your target system.
6.  Debug and solve any problems that might arise.
    [Of course, this last step is much harder than it sounds.]

Testing of U-Boot Modifications, Ports to New Hardware, etc.:

If you have modified U-Boot sources (for instance added a new	board
or  support  for  new  devices,	 a new CPU, etc.) you are expected to
provide feedback to the other developers. The feedback normally takes
the form of a "patch", i. e. a context diff against a certain (latest
official or latest in CVS) version of U-Boot sources.

But before you submit such a patch, please verify that	your  modifi-
cation	did not break existing code. At least make sure that *ALL* of
the supported boards compile WITHOUT ANY compiler warnings. To do so,
just run the "MAKEALL" script, which will configure and build U-Boot
for ALL supported system. Be warned, this will take a while. You  can
select	which  (cross)	compiler  to use by passing a `CROSS_COMPILE'
environment variable to the script, i. e. to use the cross tools from
MontaVista's Hard Hat Linux you can type


or to build on a native PowerPC system you can type


See also "U-Boot Porting Guide" below.

Monitor Commands - Overview:

go	- start application at address 'addr'
run	- run commands in an environment variable
bootm	- boot application image from memory
bootp	- boot image via network using BootP/TFTP protocol
tftpboot- boot image via network using TFTP protocol
	       and env variables "ipaddr" and "serverip"
	       (and eventually "gatewayip")
rarpboot- boot image via network using RARP/TFTP protocol
diskboot- boot from IDE devicebootd   - boot default, i.e., run 'bootcmd'
loads	- load S-Record file over serial line
loadb	- load binary file over serial line (kermit mode)
md	- memory display
mm	- memory modify (auto-incrementing)
nm	- memory modify (constant address)
mw	- memory write (fill)
cp	- memory copy
cmp	- memory compare
crc32	- checksum calculation
imd	- i2c memory display
imm	- i2c memory modify (auto-incrementing)
inm	- i2c memory modify (constant address)
imw	- i2c memory write (fill)
icrc32	- i2c checksum calculation
iprobe	- probe to discover valid I2C chip addresses
iloop	- infinite loop on address range
isdram	- print SDRAM configuration information
sspi	- SPI utility commands
base	- print or set address offset
printenv- print environment variables
setenv	- set environment variables
saveenv - save environment variables to persistent storage
protect - enable or disable FLASH write protection
erase	- erase FLASH memory
flinfo	- print FLASH memory information
bdinfo	- print Board Info structure
iminfo	- print header information for application image
coninfo - print console devices and informations
ide	- IDE sub-system
loop	- infinite loop on address range
loopw	- infinite write loop on address range
mtest	- simple RAM test
icache	- enable or disable instruction cache
dcache	- enable or disable data cache
reset	- Perform RESET of the CPU
echo	- echo args to console
version - print monitor version
help	- print online help
?	- alias for 'help'

Monitor Commands - Detailed Description:


For now: just type "help <command>".

Environment Variables:

U-Boot supports user configuration using Environment Variables which
can be made persistent by saving to Flash memory.

Environment Variables are set using "setenv", printed using
"printenv", and saved to Flash using "saveenv". Using "setenv"
without a value can be used to delete a variable from the
environment. As long as you don't save the environment you are
working with an in-memory copy. In case the Flash area containing the
environment is erased by accident, a default environment is provided.

Some configuration options can be set using Environment Variables:

  baudrate	- see CONFIG_BAUDRATE

  bootdelay	- see CONFIG_BOOTDELAY

  bootcmd	- see CONFIG_BOOTCOMMAND

  bootargs	- Boot arguments when booting an RTOS image

  bootfile	- Name of the image to load with TFTP

  autoload	- if set to "no" (any string beginning with 'n'),
		  "bootp" will just load perform a lookup of the
		  configuration from the BOOTP server, but not try to
		  load any image using TFTP

  autostart	- if set to "yes", an image loaded using the "bootp",
		  "rarpboot", "tftpboot" or "diskboot" commands will
		  be automatically started (by internally calling

		  If set to "no", a standalone image passed to the
		  "bootm" command will be copied to the load address
		  (and eventually uncompressed), but NOT be started.
		  This can be used to load and uncompress arbitrary

  i2cfast	- (PPC405GP|PPC405EP only)
		  if set to 'y' configures Linux I2C driver for fast
		  mode (400kHZ). This environment variable is used in
		  initialization code. So, for changes to be effective
		  it must be saved and board must be reset.

  initrd_high	- restrict positioning of initrd images:
		  If this variable is not set, initrd images will be
		  copied to the highest possible address in RAM; this
		  is usually what you want since it allows for
		  maximum initrd size. If for some reason you want to
		  make sure that the initrd image is loaded below the
		  CFG_BOOTMAPSZ limit, you can set this environment
		  variable to a value of "no" or "off" or "0".
		  Alternatively, you can set it to a maximum upper
		  address to use (U-Boot will still check that it
		  does not overwrite the U-Boot stack and data).

		  For instance, when you have a system with 16 MB
		  RAM, and want to reserve 4 MB from use by Linux,
		  you can do this by adding "mem=12M" to the value of
		  the "bootargs" variable. However, now you must make
		  sure that the initrd image is placed in the first
		  12 MB as well - this can be done with

		  setenv initrd_high 00c00000

		  If you set initrd_high to 0xFFFFFFFF, this is an
		  indication to U-Boot that all addresses are legal
		  for the Linux kernel, including addresses in flash
		  memory. In this case U-Boot will NOT COPY the
		  ramdisk at all. This may be useful to reduce the
		  boot time on your system, but requires that this
		  feature is supported by your Linux kernel.

  ipaddr	- IP address; needed for tftpboot command

  loadaddr	- Default load address for commands like "bootp",
		  "rarpboot", "tftpboot", "loadb" or "diskboot"

  loads_echo	- see CONFIG_LOADS_ECHO

  serverip	- TFTP server IP address; needed for tftpboot command

  bootretry	- see CONFIG_BOOT_RETRY_TIME

  bootdelaykey	- see CONFIG_AUTOBOOT_DELAY_STR

  bootstopkey	- see CONFIG_AUTOBOOT_STOP_STR

  ethprime	- When CONFIG_NET_MULTI is enabled controls which
		  interface is used first.

  ethact	- When CONFIG_NET_MULTI is enabled controls which
		  interface is currently active. For example you
		  can do the following

		  => setenv ethact FEC ETHERNET
		  => ping # traffic sent on FEC ETHERNET
		  => setenv ethact SCC ETHERNET
		  => ping # traffic sent on SCC ETHERNET

   netretry	- When set to "no" each network operation will
		  either succeed or fail without retrying.
		  When set to "once" the network operation will
		  fail when all the available network interfaces
		  are tried once without success.
		  Useful on scripts which control the retry operation

  tftpsrcport	- If this is set, the value is used for TFTP's
		  UDP source port.

  tftpdstport	- If this is set, the value is used for TFTP's UDP
		  destination port instead of the Well Know Port 69.

   vlan		- When set to a value < 4095 the traffic over
		  ethernet is encapsulated/received over 802.1q
		  VLAN tagged frames.

The following environment variables may be used and automatically
updated by the network boot commands ("bootp" and "rarpboot"),
depending the information provided by your boot server:

  bootfile	- see above
  dnsip		- IP address of your Domain Name Server
  dnsip2	- IP address of your secondary Domain Name Server
  gatewayip	- IP address of the Gateway (Router) to use
  hostname	- Target hostname
  ipaddr	- see above
  netmask	- Subnet Mask
  rootpath	- Pathname of the root filesystem on the NFS server
  serverip	- see above

There are two special Environment Variables:

  serial#	- contains hardware identification information such
		  as type string and/or serial number
  ethaddr	- Ethernet address

These variables can be set only once (usually during manufacturing of
the board). U-Boot refuses to delete or overwrite these variables
once they have been set once.

Further special Environment Variables:

  ver		- Contains the U-Boot version string as printed
		  with the "version" command. This variable is
		  readonly (see CONFIG_VERSION_VARIABLE).

Please note that changes to some configuration parameters may take
only effect after the next boot (yes, that's just like Windoze :-).

Command Line Parsing:

There are two different command line parsers available with U-Boot:
the old "simple" one, and the much more powerful "hush" shell:

Old, simple command line parser:

- supports environment variables (through setenv / saveenv commands)
- several commands on one line, separated by ';'
- variable substitution using "... ${name} ..." syntax
- special characters ('$', ';') can be escaped by prefixing with '\',
  for example:
	setenv bootcmd bootm \${address}
- You can also escape text by enclosing in single apostrophes, for example:
	setenv addip 'setenv bootargs $bootargs ip=$ipaddr:$serverip:$gatewayip:$netmask:$hostname::off'

Hush shell:

- similar to Bourne shell, with control structures like,;,, ...
- supports environment ("global") variables (through setenv / saveenv
  commands) and local shell variables (through standard shell syntax
  "name=value"); only environment variables can be used with "run"

General rules:

(1) If a command line (or an environment variable executed by a "run"
    command) contains several commands separated by semicolon, and
    one of these commands fails, then the remaining commands will be
    executed anyway.

(2) If you execute several variables with one call to run (i. e.
    calling run with a list af variables as arguments), any failing
    command will cause "run" to terminate, i. e. the remaining
    variables are not executed.

Note for Redundant Ethernet Interfaces:

Some boards come with redundant ethernet interfaces; U-Boot supports
such configurations and is capable of automatic selection of a
"working" interface when needed. MAC assignment works as follows:

Network interfaces are numbered eth0, eth1, eth2, ... Corresponding
MAC addresses can be stored in the environment as "ethaddr" (=>eth0),
"eth1addr" (=>eth1), "eth2addr", ...

If the network interface stores some valid MAC address (for instance
in SROM), this is used as default address if there is NO correspon-
ding setting in the environment; if the corresponding environment
variable is set, this overrides the settings in the card; that means:

o If the SROM has a valid MAC address, and there is no address in the
  environment, the SROM's address is used.

o If there is no valid address in the SROM, and a definition in the
  environment exists, then the value from the environment variable is

o If both the SROM and the environment contain a MAC address, and
  both addresses are the same, this MAC address is used.

o If both the SROM and the environment contain a MAC address, and the
  addresses differ, the value from the environment is used and a
  warning is printed.

o If neither SROM nor the environment contain a MAC address, an error
  is raised.

Image Formats:

The "boot" commands of this monitor operate on "image" files which
can be basicly anything, preceeded by a special header; see the
definitions in include/image.h for details; basicly, the header
defines the following image properties:

* Target Operating System (Provisions for OpenBSD, NetBSD, FreeBSD,
  4.4BSD, Linux, SVR4, Esix, Solaris, Irix, SCO, Dell, NCR, VxWorks,
  Currently supported: Linux, NetBSD, VxWorks, QNX, RTEMS, ARTOS, LynxOS).
* Target CPU Architecture (Provisions for Alpha, ARM, Intel x86,
  IA64, MIPS, NIOS, PowerPC, IBM S390, SuperH, Sparc, Sparc 64 Bit;
  Currently supported: ARM, Intel x86, MIPS, NIOS, PowerPC).
* Compression Type (uncompressed, gzip, bzip2)
* Load Address
* Entry Point
* Image Name
* Image Timestamp

The header is marked by a special Magic Number, and both the header
and the data portions of the image are secured against corruption by
CRC32 checksums.

Linux Support:

Although U-Boot should support any OS or standalone application
easily, the main focus has always been on Linux during the design of

U-Boot includes many features that so far have been part of some
special "boot loader" code within the Linux kernel. Also, any
"initrd" images to be used are no longer part of one big Linux image;
instead, kernel and "initrd" are separate images. This implementation
serves several purposes:

- the same features can be used for other OS or standalone
  applications (for instance: using compressed images to reduce the
  Flash memory footprint)

- it becomes much easier to port new Linux kernel versions because
  lots of low-level, hardware dependent stuff are done by U-Boot

- the same Linux kernel image can now be used with different "initrd"
  images; of course this also means that different kernel images can
  be run with the same "initrd". This makes testing easier (you don't
  have to build a new "zImage.initrd" Linux image when you just
  change a file in your "initrd"). Also, a field-upgrade of the
  software is easier now.

Linux HOWTO:

Porting Linux to U-Boot based systems:

U-Boot cannot save you from doing all the necessary modifications to
configure the Linux device drivers for use with your target hardware
(no, we don't intend to provide a full virtual machine interface to
Linux :-).

But now you can ignore ALL boot loader code (in arch/ppc/mbxboot).

Just make sure your machine specific header file (for instance
include/asm-ppc/tqm8xx.h) includes the same definition of the Board
Information structure as we define in include/u-boot.h, and make
sure that your definition of IMAP_ADDR uses the same value as your
U-Boot configuration in CFG_IMMR.

Configuring the Linux kernel:

No specific requirements for U-Boot. Make sure you have some root
device (initial ramdisk, NFS) for your target system.

Building a Linux Image:

With U-Boot, "normal" build targets like "zImage" or "bzImage" are
not used. If you use recent kernel source, a new build target
"uImage" will exist which automatically builds an image usable by
U-Boot. Most older kernels also have support for a "pImage" target,
which was introduced for our predecessor project PPCBoot and uses a
100% compatible format.


	make TQM850L_config
	make oldconfig
	make dep
	make uImage

The "uImage" build target uses a special tool (in 'tools/mkimage') to
encapsulate a compressed Linux kernel image with header	 information,
CRC32 checksum etc. for use with U-Boot. This is what we are doing:

* build a standard "vmlinux" kernel image (in ELF binary format):

* convert the kernel into a raw binary image:

	${CROSS_COMPILE}-objcopy -O binary \
				 -R .note -R .comment \
				 -S vmlinux linux.bin

* compress the binary image:

	gzip -9 linux.bin

* package compressed binary image for U-Boot:

	mkimage -A ppc -O linux -T kernel -C gzip \
		-a 0 -e 0 -n "Linux Kernel Image" \
		-d linux.bin.gz uImage

The "mkimage" tool can also be used to create ramdisk images for use
with U-Boot, either separated from the Linux kernel image, or
combined into one file. "mkimage" encapsulates the images with a 64
byte header containing information about target architecture,
operating system, image type, compression method, entry points, time
stamp, CRC32 checksums, etc.

"mkimage" can be called in two ways: to verify existing images and
print the header information, or to build new images.

In the first form (with "-l" option) mkimage lists the information
contained in the header of an existing U-Boot image; this includes
checksum verification:

	tools/mkimage -l image
	  -l ==> list image header information

The second form (with "-d" option) is used to build a U-Boot image
from a "data file" which is used as image payload:

	tools/mkimage -A arch -O os -T type -C comp -a addr -e ep \
		      -n name -d data_file image
	  -A ==> set architecture to 'arch'
	  -O ==> set operating system to 'os'
	  -T ==> set image type to 'type'
	  -C ==> set compression type 'comp'
	  -a ==> set load address to 'addr' (hex)
	  -e ==> set entry point to 'ep' (hex)
	  -n ==> set image name to 'name'
	  -d ==> use image data from 'datafile'

Right now, all Linux kernels for PowerPC systems use the same load
address (0x00000000), but the entry point address depends on the
kernel version:

- 2.2.x kernels have the entry point at 0x0000000C,
- 2.3.x and later kernels have the entry point at 0x00000000.

So a typical call to build a U-Boot image would read:

	-> tools/mkimage -n '2.4.4 kernel for TQM850L' \
	> -A ppc -O linux -T kernel -C gzip -a 0 -e 0 \
	> -d /opt/elsk/ppc_8xx/usr/src/linux-2.4.4/arch/ppc/coffboot/vmlinux.gz \
	> examples/uImage.TQM850L
	Image Name:   2.4.4 kernel for TQM850L
	Created:      Wed Jul 19 02:34:59 2000
	Image Type:   PowerPC Linux Kernel Image (gzip compressed)
	Data Size:    335725 Bytes = 327.86 kB = 0.32 MB
	Load Address: 0x00000000
	Entry Point:  0x00000000

To verify the contents of the image (or check for corruption):

	-> tools/mkimage -l examples/uImage.TQM850L
	Image Name:   2.4.4 kernel for TQM850L
	Created:      Wed Jul 19 02:34:59 2000
	Image Type:   PowerPC Linux Kernel Image (gzip compressed)
	Data Size:    335725 Bytes = 327.86 kB = 0.32 MB
	Load Address: 0x00000000
	Entry Point:  0x00000000

NOTE: for embedded systems where boot time is critical you can trade
speed for memory and install an UNCOMPRESSED image instead: this
needs more space in Flash, but boots much faster since it does not
need to be uncompressed:

	-> gunzip /opt/elsk/ppc_8xx/usr/src/linux-2.4.4/arch/ppc/coffboot/vmlinux.gz
	-> tools/mkimage -n '2.4.4 kernel for TQM850L' \
	> -A ppc -O linux -T kernel -C none -a 0 -e 0 \
	> -d /opt/elsk/ppc_8xx/usr/src/linux-2.4.4/arch/ppc/coffboot/vmlinux \
	> examples/uImage.TQM850L-uncompressed
	Image Name:   2.4.4 kernel for TQM850L
	Created:      Wed Jul 19 02:34:59 2000
	Image Type:   PowerPC Linux Kernel Image (uncompressed)
	Data Size:    792160 Bytes = 773.59 kB = 0.76 MB
	Load Address: 0x00000000
	Entry Point:  0x00000000

Similar you can build U-Boot images from a 'ramdisk.image.gz' file
when your kernel is intended to use an initial ramdisk:

	-> tools/mkimage -n 'Simple Ramdisk Image' \
	> -A ppc -O linux -T ramdisk -C gzip \
	> -d /LinuxPPC/images/SIMPLE-ramdisk.image.gz examples/simple-initrd
	Image Name:   Simple Ramdisk Image
	Created:      Wed Jan 12 14:01:50 2000
	Image Type:   PowerPC Linux RAMDisk Image (gzip compressed)
	Data Size:    566530 Bytes = 553.25 kB = 0.54 MB
	Load Address: 0x00000000
	Entry Point:  0x00000000

Installing a Linux Image:

To downloading a U-Boot image over the serial (console) interface,
you must convert the image to S-Record format:

	objcopy -I binary -O srec examples/image examples/image.srec

The 'objcopy' does not understand the information in the U-Boot
image header, so the resulting S-Record file will be relative to
address 0x00000000. To load it to a given address, you need to
specify the target address as 'offset' parameter with the 'loads'

Example: install the image to address 0x40100000 (which on the
TQM8xxL is in the first Flash bank):

	=> erase 40100000 401FFFFF

	.......... done
	Erased 8 sectors

	=> loads 40100000
	## Ready for S-Record download ...
	1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 ...
	15989 15990 15991 15992
	[file transfer complete]
	## Start Addr = 0x00000000

You can check the success of the download using the 'iminfo' command;
this includes a checksum verification so you  can  be  sure  no	 data
corruption happened:

	=> imi 40100000

	## Checking Image at 40100000 ...
	   Image Name:	 2.2.13 for initrd on TQM850L
	   Image Type:	 PowerPC Linux Kernel Image (gzip compressed)
	   Data Size:	 335725 Bytes = 327 kB = 0 MB
	   Load Address: 00000000
	   Entry Point:	 0000000c
	   Verifying Checksum ... OK

Boot Linux:

The "bootm" command is used to boot an application that is stored in
memory (RAM or Flash). In case of a Linux kernel image, the contents
of the "bootargs" environment variable is passed to the kernel as
parameters. You can check and modify this variable using the
"printenv" and "setenv" commands:

	=> printenv bootargs

	=> setenv bootargs root=/dev/nfs rw nfsroot= nfsaddrs=

	=> printenv bootargs
	bootargs=root=/dev/nfs rw nfsroot= nfsaddrs=

	=> bootm 40020000
	## Booting Linux kernel at 40020000 ...
	   Image Name:	 2.2.13 for NFS on TQM850L
	   Image Type:	 PowerPC Linux Kernel Image (gzip compressed)
	   Data Size:	 381681 Bytes = 372 kB = 0 MB
	   Load Address: 00000000
	   Entry Point:	 0000000c
	   Verifying Checksum ... OK
	   Uncompressing Kernel Image ... OK
	Linux version 2.2.13 ( (gcc version 2.95.2 19991024 (release)) #1 Wed Jul 19 02:35:17 MEST 2000
	Boot arguments: root=/dev/nfs rw nfsroot= nfsaddrs=
	time_init: decrementer frequency = 187500000/60
	Calibrating delay loop... 49.77 BogoMIPS
	Memory: 15208k available (700k kernel code, 444k data, 32k init) [c0000000,c1000000]

If you want to boot a Linux kernel with initial ram disk, you pass
the memory addresses of both the kernel and the initrd image (PPBCOOT
format!) to the "bootm" command:

	=> imi 40100000 40200000

	## Checking Image at 40100000 ...
	   Image Name:	 2.2.13 for initrd on TQM850L
	   Image Type:	 PowerPC Linux Kernel Image (gzip compressed)
	   Data Size:	 335725 Bytes = 327 kB = 0 MB
	   Load Address: 00000000
	   Entry Point:	 0000000c
	   Verifying Checksum ... OK

	## Checking Image at 40200000 ...
	   Image Name:	 Simple Ramdisk Image
	   Image Type:	 PowerPC Linux RAMDisk Image (gzip compressed)
	   Data Size:	 566530 Bytes = 553 kB = 0 MB
	   Load Address: 00000000
	   Entry Point:	 00000000
	   Verifying Checksum ... OK

	=> bootm 40100000 40200000
	## Booting Linux kernel at 40100000 ...
	   Image Name:	 2.2.13 for initrd on TQM850L
	   Image Type:	 PowerPC Linux Kernel Image (gzip compressed)
	   Data Size:	 335725 Bytes = 327 kB = 0 MB
	   Load Address: 00000000
	   Entry Point:	 0000000c
	   Verifying Checksum ... OK
	   Uncompressing Kernel Image ... OK
	## Loading RAMDisk Image at 40200000 ...
	   Image Name:	 Simple Ramdisk Image
	   Image Type:	 PowerPC Linux RAMDisk Image (gzip compressed)
	   Data Size:	 566530 Bytes = 553 kB = 0 MB
	   Load Address: 00000000
	   Entry Point:	 00000000
	   Verifying Checksum ... OK
	   Loading Ramdisk ... OK
	Linux version 2.2.13 ( (gcc version 2.95.2 19991024 (release)) #1 Wed Jul 19 02:32:08 MEST 2000
	Boot arguments: root=/dev/ram
	time_init: decrementer frequency = 187500000/60
	Calibrating delay loop... 49.77 BogoMIPS
	RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
	VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).


More About U-Boot Image Types:

U-Boot supports the following image types:

   "Standalone Programs" are directly runnable in the environment
	provided by U-Boot; it is expected that (if they behave
	well) you can continue to work in U-Boot after return from
	the Standalone Program.
   "OS Kernel Images" are usually images of some Embedded OS which
	will take over control completely. Usually these programs
	will install their own set of exception handlers, device
	drivers, set up the MMU, etc. - this means, that you cannot
	expect to re-enter U-Boot except by resetting the CPU.
   "RAMDisk Images" are more or less just data blocks, and their
	parameters (address, size) are passed to an OS kernel that is
	being started.
   "Multi-File Images" contain several images, typically an OS
	(Linux) kernel image and one or more data images like
	RAMDisks. This construct is useful for instance when you want
	to boot over the network using BOOTP etc., where the boot
	server provides just a single image file, but you want to get
	for instance an OS kernel and a RAMDisk image.

	"Multi-File Images" start with a list of image sizes, each
	image size (in bytes) specified by an "uint32_t" in network
	byte order. This list is terminated by an "(uint32_t)0".
	Immediately after the terminating 0 follow the images, one by
	one, all aligned on "uint32_t" boundaries (size rounded up to
	a multiple of 4 bytes).

   "Firmware Images" are binary images containing firmware (like
	U-Boot or FPGA images) which usually will be programmed to
	flash memory.

   "Script files" are command sequences that will be executed by
	U-Boot's command interpreter; this feature is especially
	useful when you configure U-Boot to use a real shell (hush)
	as command interpreter.

Standalone HOWTO:

One of the features of U-Boot is that you can dynamically load and
run "standalone" applications, which can use some resources of
U-Boot like console I/O functions or interrupt services.

Two simple examples are included with the sources:

"Hello World" Demo:

'examples/hello_world.c' contains a small "Hello World" Demo
application; it is automatically compiled when you build U-Boot.
It's configured to run at address 0x00040004, so you can play with it
like that:

	=> loads
	## Ready for S-Record download ...
	1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 ...
	[file transfer complete]
	## Start Addr = 0x00040004

	=> go 40004 Hello World! This is a test.
	## Starting application at 0x00040004 ...
	Hello World
	argc = 7
	argv[0] = "40004"
	argv[1] = "Hello"
	argv[2] = "World!"
	argv[3] = "This"
	argv[4] = "is"
	argv[5] = "a"
	argv[6] = "test."
	argv[7] = "<NULL>"
	Hit any key to exit ...

	## Application terminated, rc = 0x0

Another example, which demonstrates how to register a CPM interrupt
handler with the U-Boot code, can be found in 'examples/timer.c'.
Here, a CPM timer is set up to generate an interrupt every second.
The interrupt service routine is trivial, just printing a '.'
character, but this is just a demo program. The application can be
controlled by the following keys:

	? - print current values og the CPM Timer registers
	b - enable interrupts and start timer
	e - stop timer and disable interrupts
	q - quit application

	=> loads
	## Ready for S-Record download ...
	1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 ...
	[file transfer complete]
	## Start Addr = 0x00040004

	=> go 40004
	## Starting application at 0x00040004 ...
	Using timer 1
	  tgcr @ 0xfff00980, tmr @ 0xfff00990, trr @ 0xfff00994, tcr @ 0xfff00998, tcn @ 0xfff0099c, ter @ 0xfff009b0

Hit 'b':
	[q, b, e, ?] Set interval 1000000 us
	Enabling timer
Hit '?':
	[q, b, e, ?] ........
	tgcr=0x1, tmr=0xff1c, trr=0x3d09, tcr=0x0, tcn=0xef6, ter=0x0
Hit '?':
	[q, b, e, ?] .
	tgcr=0x1, tmr=0xff1c, trr=0x3d09, tcr=0x0, tcn=0x2ad4, ter=0x0
Hit '?':
	[q, b, e, ?] .
	tgcr=0x1, tmr=0xff1c, trr=0x3d09, tcr=0x0, tcn=0x1efc, ter=0x0
Hit '?':
	[q, b, e, ?] .
	tgcr=0x1, tmr=0xff1c, trr=0x3d09, tcr=0x0, tcn=0x169d, ter=0x0
Hit 'e':
	[q, b, e, ?] ...Stopping timer
Hit 'q':
	[q, b, e, ?] ## Application terminated, rc = 0x0

Minicom warning:

Over time, many people have reported problems when trying to use the
"minicom" terminal emulation program for serial download. I (wd)
consider minicom to be broken, and recommend not to use it. Under
Unix, I recommend to use C-Kermit for general purpose use (and
especially for kermit binary protocol download ("loadb" command), and
use "cu" for S-Record download ("loads" command).

Nevertheless, if you absolutely want to use it try adding this
configuration to your "File transfer protocols" section:

	   Name	   Program			Name U/D FullScr IO-Red. Multi
	X  kermit  /usr/bin/kermit -i -l %l -s	 Y    U	   Y	   N	  N
	Y  kermit  /usr/bin/kermit -i -l %l -r	 N    D	   Y	   N	  N

NetBSD Notes:

Starting at version 0.9.2, U-Boot supports NetBSD both as host
(build U-Boot) and target system (boots NetBSD/mpc8xx).

Building requires a cross environment; it is known to work on
NetBSD/i386 with the cross-powerpc-netbsd-1.3 package (you will also
need gmake since the Makefiles are not compatible with BSD make).
Note that the cross-powerpc package does not install include files;
attempting to build U-Boot will fail because <machine/ansi.h> is
missing.  This file has to be installed and patched manually:

	# cd /usr/pkg/cross/powerpc-netbsd/include
	# mkdir powerpc
	# ln -s powerpc machine
	# cp /usr/src/sys/arch/powerpc/include/ansi.h powerpc/ansi.h
	# ${EDIT} powerpc/ansi.h	## must remove __va_list, _BSD_VA_LIST

Native builds *don't* work due to incompatibilities between native
and U-Boot include files.

Booting assumes that (the first part of) the image booted is a
stage-2 loader which in turn loads and then invokes the kernel
proper. Loader sources will eventually appear in the NetBSD source
tree (probably in sys/arc/mpc8xx/stand/u-boot_stage2/); in the
meantime, see

Implementation Internals:

The following is not intended to be a complete description of every
implementation detail. However, it should help to understand the
inner workings of U-Boot and make it easier to port it to custom

Initial Stack, Global Data:

The implementation of U-Boot is complicated by the fact that U-Boot
starts running out of ROM (flash memory), usually without access to
system RAM (because the memory controller is not initialized yet).
This means that we don't have writable Data or BSS segments, and BSS
is not initialized as zero. To be able to get a C environment working
at all, we have to allocate at least a minimal stack. Implementation
options for this are defined and restricted by the CPU used: Some CPU
models provide on-chip memory (like the IMMR area on MPC8xx and
MPC826x processors), on others (parts of) the data cache can be
locked as (mis-) used as memory, etc.

	Chris Hallinan posted a good summary of	 these	issues	to  the
	u-boot-users mailing list:

	Subject: RE: [U-Boot-Users] RE: More On Memory Bank x (nothingness)?
	From: "Chris Hallinan" <>
	Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 16:43:46 -0500 (22:43 MET)

	Correct me if I'm wrong, folks, but the way I understand it
	is this: Using DCACHE as initial RAM for Stack, etc, does not
	require any physical RAM backing up the cache. The cleverness
	is that the cache is being used as a temporary supply of
	necessary storage before the SDRAM controller is setup. It's
	beyond the scope of this list to expain the details, but you
	can see how this works by studying the cache architecture and
	operation in the architecture and processor-specific manuals.

	OCM is On Chip Memory, which I believe the 405GP has 4K. It
	is another option for the system designer to use as an
	initial stack/ram area prior to SDRAM being available. Either
	option should work for you. Using CS 4 should be fine if your
	board designers haven't used it for something that would
	cause you grief during the initial boot! It is frequently not

	CFG_INIT_RAM_ADDR should be somewhere that won't interfere
	with your processor/board/system design. The default value
	you will find in any recent u-boot distribution in
	walnut.h should work for you. I'd set it to a value larger
	than your SDRAM module. If you have a 64MB SDRAM module, set
	it above 400_0000. Just make sure your board has no resources
	that are supposed to respond to that address! That code in
	start.S has been around a while and should work as is when
	you get the config right.

	-Chris Hallinan
	DS4.COM, Inc.

It is essential to remember this, since it has some impact on the C
code for the initialization procedures:

* Initialized global data (data segment) is read-only. Do not attempt
  to write it.

* Do not use any unitialized global data (or implicitely initialized
  as zero data - BSS segment) at all - this is undefined, initiali-
  zation is performed later (when relocating to RAM).

* Stack space is very limited. Avoid big data buffers or things like

Having only the stack as writable memory limits means we cannot use
normal global data to share information beween the code. But it
turned out that the implementation of U-Boot can be greatly
simplified by making a global data structure (gd_t) available to all
functions. We could pass a pointer to this data as argument to _all_
functions, but this would bloat the code. Instead we use a feature of
the GCC compiler (Global Register Variables) to share the data: we
place a pointer (gd) to the global data into a register which we
reserve for this purpose.

When choosing a register for such a purpose we are restricted by the
relevant  (E)ABI  specifications for the current architecture, and by
GCC's implementation.

For PowerPC, the following registers have specific use:
	R1:	stack pointer
	R2:	TOC pointer
	R3-R4:	parameter passing and return values
	R5-R10: parameter passing
	R13:	small data area pointer
	R30:	GOT pointer
	R31:	frame pointer

	(U-Boot also uses R14 as internal GOT pointer.)

    ==> U-Boot will use R29 to hold a pointer to the global data

    Note: on PPC, we could use a static initializer (since the
    address of the global data structure is known at compile time),
    but it turned out that reserving a register results in somewhat
    smaller code - although the code savings are not that big (on
    average for all boards 752 bytes for the whole U-Boot image,
    624 text + 127 data).

On ARM, the following registers are used:

	R0:	function argument word/integer result
	R1-R3:	function argument word
	R9:	GOT pointer
	R10:	stack limit (used only if stack checking if enabled)
	R11:	argument (frame) pointer
	R12:	temporary workspace
	R13:	stack pointer
	R14:	link register
	R15:	program counter

    ==> U-Boot will use R8 to hold a pointer to the global data

NOTE: DECLARE_GLOBAL_DATA_PTR must be used with file-global scope,
or current versions of GCC may "optimize" the code too much.

Memory Management:

U-Boot runs in system state and uses physical addresses, i.e. the
MMU is not used either for address mapping nor for memory protection.

The available memory is mapped to fixed addresses using the memory
controller. In this process, a contiguous block is formed for each
memory type (Flash, SDRAM, SRAM), even when it consists of several
physical memory banks.

U-Boot is installed in the first 128 kB of the first Flash bank (on
TQM8xxL modules this is the range 0x40000000 ... 0x4001FFFF). After
booting and sizing and initializing DRAM, the code relocates itself
to the upper end of DRAM. Immediately below the U-Boot code some
memory is reserved for use by malloc() [see CFG_MALLOC_LEN
configuration setting]. Below that, a structure with global Board
Info data is placed, followed by the stack (growing downward).

Additionally, some exception handler code is copied to the low 8 kB
of DRAM (0x00000000 ... 0x00001FFF).

So a typical memory configuration with 16 MB of DRAM could look like

	0x0000 0000	Exception Vector code
	0x0000 1FFF
	0x0000 2000	Free for Application Use

	0x00FB FF20	Monitor Stack (Growing downward)
	0x00FB FFAC	Board Info Data and permanent copy of global data
	0x00FC 0000	Malloc Arena
	0x00FD FFFF
	0x00FE 0000	RAM Copy of Monitor Code
	...		eventually: LCD or video framebuffer
	...		eventually: pRAM (Protected RAM - unchanged by reset)
	0x00FF FFFF	[End of RAM]

System Initialization:

In the reset configuration, U-Boot starts at the reset entry point
(on most PowerPC systens at address 0x00000100). Because of the reset
configuration for CS0# this is a mirror of the onboard Flash memory.
To be able to re-map memory U-Boot then jumps to its link address.
To be able to implement the initialization code in C, a (small!)
initial stack is set up in the internal Dual Ported RAM (in case CPUs
which provide such a feature like MPC8xx or MPC8260), or in a locked
part of the data cache. After that, U-Boot initializes the CPU core,
the caches and the SIU.

Next, all (potentially) available memory banks are mapped using a
preliminary mapping. For example, we put them on 512 MB boundaries
(multiples of 0x20000000: SDRAM on 0x00000000 and 0x20000000, Flash
on 0x40000000 and 0x60000000, SRAM on 0x80000000). Then UPM A is
programmed for SDRAM access. Using the temporary configuration, a
simple memory test is run that determines the size of the SDRAM

When there is more than one SDRAM bank, and the banks are of
different size, the largest is mapped first. For equal size, the first
bank (CS2#) is mapped first. The first mapping is always for address
0x00000000, with any additional banks following immediately to create
contiguous memory starting from 0.

Then, the monitor installs itself at the upper end of the SDRAM area
and allocates memory for use by malloc() and for the global Board
Info data; also, the exception vector code is copied to the low RAM
pages, and the final stack is set up.

Only after this relocation will you have a "normal" C environment;
until that you are restricted in several ways, mostly because you are
running from ROM, and because the code will have to be relocated to a
new address in RAM.

U-Boot Porting Guide:

[Based on messages by Jerry Van Baren in the U-Boot-Users mailing
list, October 2002]

int main (int argc, char *argv[])
	sighandler_t no_more_time;

	signal (SIGALRM, no_more_time);
	alarm (PROJECT_DEADLINE - toSec (3 * WEEK));

	if (available_money > available_manpower) {
		pay consultant to port U-Boot;
		return 0;

	Download latest U-Boot source;

	Subscribe to u-boot-users mailing list;

	if (clueless) {
		email ("Hi, I am new to U-Boot, how do I get started?");

	while (learning) {
		Read the README file in the top level directory;
		Read ;
		Read the source, Luke;

	if (available_money > toLocalCurrency ($2500)) {
		Buy a BDI2000;
	} else {
		Add a lot of aggravation and time;

	Create your own board support subdirectory;

	Create your own board config file;

	while (!running) {
		do {
			Add / modify source code;
		} until (compiles);
		if (clueless)
			email ("Hi, I am having problems...");
	Send patch file to Wolfgang;

	return 0;

void no_more_time (int sig)

Coding Standards:

All contributions to U-Boot should conform to the Linux kernel
coding style; see the file "Documentation/CodingStyle" in your Linux
kernel source directory.

Please note that U-Boot is implemented in C (and to some small parts
in Assembler); no C++ is used, so please do not use C++ style
comments (//) in your code.

Please also stick to the following formatting rules:
- remove any trailing white space
- use TAB characters for indentation, not spaces
- make sure NOT to use DOS '\r\n' line feeds
- do not add more than 2 empty lines to source files
- do not add trailing empty lines to source files

Submissions which do not conform to the standards may be returned
with a request to reformat the changes.

Submitting Patches:

Since the number of patches for U-Boot is growing, we need to
establish some rules. Submissions which do not conform to these rules
may be rejected, even when they contain important and valuable stuff.

Patches shall be sent to the u-boot-users mailing list.

When you send a patch, please include the following information with

* For bug fixes: a description of the bug and how your patch fixes
  this bug. Please try to include a way of demonstrating that the
  patch actually fixes something.

* For new features: a description of the feature and your

* A CHANGELOG entry as plaintext (separate from the patch)

* For major contributions, your entry to the CREDITS file

* When you add support for a new board, don't forget to add this
  board to the MAKEALL script, too.

* If your patch adds new configuration options, don't forget to
  document these in the README file.

* The patch itself. If you are accessing the CVS repository use "cvs
  update; cvs diff -puRN"; else, use "diff -purN OLD NEW". If your
  version of diff does not support these options, then get the latest
  version of GNU diff.

  The current directory when running this command shall be the top
  level directory of the U-Boot source tree, or it's parent directory
  (i. e. please make sure that your patch includes sufficient
  directory information for the affected files).

  We accept patches as plain text, MIME attachments or as uuencoded
  gzipped text.

* If one logical set of modifications affects or creates several
  files, all these changes shall be submitted in a SINGLE patch file.

* Changesets that contain different, unrelated modifications shall be
  submitted as SEPARATE patches, one patch per changeset.


* Before sending the patch, run the MAKEALL script on your patched
  source tree and make sure that no errors or warnings are reported
  for any of the boards.

* Keep your modifications to the necessary minimum: A patch
  containing several unrelated changes or arbitrary reformats will be
  returned with a request to re-formatting / split it.

* If you modify existing code, make sure that your new code does not
  add to the memory footprint of the code ;-) Small is beautiful!
  When adding new features, these should compile conditionally only
  (using #ifdef), and the resulting code with the new feature
  disabled must not need more memory than the old code without your

* Remember that there is a size limit of 40 kB per message on the
  u-boot-users mailing list. Compression may help.


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