[dove] Please change output images from uImages to zImages

Loïc Minier loic.minier at ubuntu.com
Mon Aug 31 19:33:44 UTC 2009

On Mon, Aug 31, 2009, Michael Casadevall wrote:
> Can we please switch the dove kernel builds to output normal zImages
> in line with all other architectures? We're already going to have to
> convert the initramfs to a uInitrd for u-boot, and its easier if we
> simply handle all the conversions within flash-kernel, and the CD
> builder scripts. In addition, if we ever end up supporting kexec on
> dove, having zImage's is probably easier than adding support for
> uImages to kexec.

 A pretty good argument for this move is also that images constructed
 from a single zImage are specific to each board and can e.g. require a
 machine_id or a special format.

Loïc Minier

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