On 20 February 2018 at 10:54, Alexey Brodkin
> Hi Simon, Tom,
> On Sun, 2018-02-04 at 06:40 -0700, Simon Glass wrote:
>> On 25 January 2018 at 11:22, Alexey Brodkin <alexey.brod...@synopsys.com>
>> > From: Alexey Brodkin <alexey.brod...@synopsys.com>
>> > Disabling relocation might be useful on ARC for 2 reasons:
>> > a) For advanced debugging with Synopsys proprietary MetaWare debugger
>> > which is capable of accessing much more specific hardware resources
>> > compared to gdb. For example it may show contents of L1 and L2 caches,
>> > internal states of some hardware blocks etc.
>> > But on the downside MetaWare debugger still cannot work with PIE.
>> > Even though that limitation could be work-arounded with change of ELF's
>> > header and stripping down all debug info but with it we won't have
>> > debug info for source-level debugging which is quite inconvenient.
>> > b) Some platforms which might benefit from usage of U-Boot basically
>> > don't have enough RAM to accommodate relocation of U-Boot so we
>> > keep code in flash and use as much of RAM as possible for more
>> > interesting things.
>> > Signed-off-by: Alexey Brodkin <abrod...@synopsys.com>
>> > Cc: Simon Glass <s...@chromium.org>
>> > Cc: Bin Meng <bmeng...@gmail.com>
>> > Cc: Heiko Schocher <h...@denx.de>
>> > Cc: York Sun <york....@nxp.com>
>> > Cc: Stefan Roese <s...@denx.de>
>> > ---
>> > arch/arc/lib/relocate.c | 6 ++++++
>> > arch/arc/lib/start.S | 8 +++++++-
>> > common/board_f.c | 3 ++-
>> > 3 files changed, 15 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>> Reviewed-by: Simon Glass <s...@chromium.org>
> Is it OK if I pull this into my "next" tree?
> I'm asking because common/board_f.c is affected even though
> that's just an addition of CONFIG_ARC in one #ifdef.
It is OK with me.
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