[ECOS] Modifying RedBoot to support multiple flash devices

Grant Mills gmills@ucsd.edu
Wed Mar 8 20:21:00 GMT 2006


On 3/8/06, Andrew Lunn <andrew@lunn.ch> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 08, 2006 at 11:21:11AM -0800, Grant Mills wrote:
> > All,
> >     I am potentially going to be adding support to eCos/RedBoot to
> > support multiple flash types in the same executable.  The reason for
> > this is the desire to use the cheapest flash available at any given
> > time.  That potentially means bouncing between Intel, AMD/Spansion,
> > ....  We currently support this in our products using custom boot
> > code.  We are looking to migrate to RedBoot.  For us this is a
> > requirement.
> >
> >     First, I must ask this question, "Has this already been done or is
> > somebody in the process of doing this?"  Second, will the
> > configuration tool support something like this?  It would require the
> > ability to select an item to support multiple parts, which would
> > enable selecting multiple flash types/vendors.
>
> Take a look at the flash_v2 branch in anoncvs. This gives you the
> necassary infrastructure in the flash code to support multiple
> devices.
>
> The configuration tool is not affected. You need to add a new target
> which has all the required flash packages.
>
>        Andrew
>
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>

Excellent.  Now if I could only convince the Corporate IT people to
open up the firewall enough for me to access the cvs server.

Thanks.

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