Subject: Re: ofwboot problems on ofppc
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: Aymeric Vincent <>
List: port-powerpc
Date: 06/26/2003 19:13:51
Andrew Brown <> writes:

> it might be arguments, but if you note the exit status of "init" (aka
> date), it's 0.  that typically means it completed successfully.
> perhaps you were expecting to see output, but you fail to realize one
> of the things that makes init special.  init expects to be init and
> opens /dev/console.  date doesn't do this, so any output from it is
> lost.

You are right. BTW, it's time for an update: hardcoding the boot
parameters in the kernel allows us to boot into single-user mode
successfully (and certainly also to multi-user mode).

The only mystery that remains is why ofwboot can't pass around
u_quad_t's successfully.