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The Linux kernel configuration item CONFIG_MIPS_ELF_APPENDED_DTB:

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With this option, the boot code will look for a device tree binary DTB) included in the vmlinux ELF section .appended_dtb. By default it is empty and the DTB can be appended using binutils command objcopy:

objcopy --update-section .appended_dtb=<filename>.dtb vmlinux

This is meant as a backward compatibility convenience for those systems with a bootloader that can't be upgraded to accommodate the documented boot protocol using a device tree.



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