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[Qemu-devel] [PATCH v5 0/3] Add a generic loader

From: Alistair Francis
Subject: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v5 0/3] Add a generic loader
Date: Thu, 12 May 2016 09:13:05 -0700

This work is based on the original work by Li Guang with extra
features added by Peter C and myself.

The idea of this loader is to allow the user to load multiple images
or values into QEMU at startup.

Memory values can be loaded like this: -device 

Images can be loaded like this: -device loader,file=./images/u-boot.elf,cpu=0

This can be useful and we use it a lot in Xilinx to load multiple images
into a machine at creation (ATF, Kernel and DTB for example).

It can also be used to set registers.

This patch series also make the load_elf() function more generic by not
requiring an architecture.

 - Rebase
 - Re-write documentation
 - Allow the loader to work with every architecture
 - Move the file to hw/core
 - Increase the maximum number of CPUs
 - Make the CPU operations conditional
 - Convert the cpu option to cpu-num
 - Require the user to specify endianess
 - Add an entry to the maintainers file
 - Add some documentation
 - Perform bounds checking on the data_len
 - Register and unregister the reset in the realise/unrealise
Changes since RFC:
 - Add support for BE

Alistair Francis (3):
  loader: Allow ELF loader to auto-detect the ELF arch
  generic-loader: Add a generic loader
  docs: Add a generic loader explanation document

 MAINTAINERS                      |   6 ++
 docs/generic-loader.txt          |  56 +++++++++++++++
 hw/core/Makefile.objs            |   2 +
 hw/core/generic-loader.c         | 145 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 hw/core/loader.c                 |  10 +++
 include/hw/core/generic-loader.h |  45 ++++++++++++
 6 files changed, 264 insertions(+)
 create mode 100644 docs/generic-loader.txt
 create mode 100644 hw/core/generic-loader.c
 create mode 100644 include/hw/core/generic-loader.h


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