EC, CForth exploratory commands?

Jon Nettleton jon.nettleton at
Sun Apr 13 23:50:22 EDT 2014

On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 5:44 AM, Martin Langhoff
<martin.langhoff at> wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 13, 2014 at 10:25 PM, John Watlington <wad at> wrote:
>> On Apr 13, 2014, at 9:19 PM, Jon Nettleton wrote:
>>> Otherwise you really need a jtag debugger.
>> Or Open Firmware --- by far the nicest bringup
>> tool I've ever had the pleasure to use.
> Yup. I'm learning OFW love alright with the kind hand of u-boot.
> To be fair, I am getting help from the u-boot maintainers and I am
> just kicking the tires and trying to update some board files to latest
> u-boot. But in the back of my mind I run through  "how would you use
> u-boot in bringup instead of ofw?".
> Lots of things I "knew" from discussions with y'all during bringups is
> now becoming clearer.
> Having the best u-boot hacker in the world would probably would bring
> you to a good outcome.

hahaha...I doubt that.  U-boot is such a mess to work with, sometimes
it surprises me it works at all.  BareBox is a much nicer
implementation and Novena and SolidRun will be switching over to it as
soon as I finish my DirectBoot implementation.

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