[Buildroot] [PATCH v3 1/1] package/rpi-firmware: bad startup file names

Yann E. MORIN yann.morin.1998 at free.fr
Fri Jun 26 21:15:54 UTC 2020


Stéphane, All,

On 2020-06-26 12:41 +0200, Stéphane Veyret spake thusly:
> When booting, a Raspberry Pi will load the appropriate start files,
> depending on the provided configuration. For example, if the config.txt
> file contains ’gpu_mem=16’ the board will automatically load the
> cut-down startup files (start_cd.elf and fixup_cd.dat on non-Rpi4).
> 
> Unfortunately, even when the appropriate version is selected in the
> configuration menu, if the rpi-firmware makefile takes the good files,
> it renames them to non-qualified, i.e. start.elf and fixup.dat. But as
> these are not the files searched by the Raspberry Pi, the board will not
> start.
> 
> This patch will set the names of the files to load as constant in the
> config.txt file. This guarantees that the rpi firmware blobs do not take
> any other corner-case decision based on any other as-yet unknown
> conditions.
> 
> This eases the maintenance, as only the names of the source files
> matter; the destination filenames are constants, and so are the
> filenames in config.txt.
> 
> Fixes: #13026
> 
> Signed-off-by: Stéphane Veyret <sveyret at gmail.com>

I did a few very minor tweaks:

  - very minor fix in commit title
  - drop the non-conditional macro and move its content into
    RPI_FIRMWARE_INSTALL_IMAGES_CMDS

Applied to master, thanks!

Regards,
Yann E. MORIN.

> ---
> Changes v2 -> v3:
>   - factorization of start file copy, rework on code (suggested by
>     Yann E. MORIN).
> Changes v1 -> v2:
>   - update config.txt instead of keeping firmware name (suggested by
>     Yann E. MORIN).
> ---
> ---
>  package/rpi-firmware/Config.in       |  7 ++++---
>  package/rpi-firmware/config.txt      |  5 +++++
>  package/rpi-firmware/rpi-firmware.mk | 17 ++++++++---------
>  3 files changed, 17 insertions(+), 12 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/package/rpi-firmware/Config.in b/package/rpi-firmware/Config.in
> index cced53f017..cbd3a6471a 100644
> --- a/package/rpi-firmware/Config.in
> +++ b/package/rpi-firmware/Config.in
> @@ -62,11 +62,12 @@ endchoice
>  
>  config BR2_PACKAGE_RPI_FIRMWARE_BOOT
>  	string
> -	default ""      if BR2_PACKAGE_RPI_FIRMWARE_DEFAULT
> +	default ""      if BR2_PACKAGE_RPI_FIRMWARE_DEFAULT && BR2_PACKAGE_RPI_FIRMWARE_VARIANT_PI
> +	default "4"      if BR2_PACKAGE_RPI_FIRMWARE_DEFAULT && BR2_PACKAGE_RPI_FIRMWARE_VARIANT_PI4
>  	default "_x"    if BR2_PACKAGE_RPI_FIRMWARE_X && BR2_PACKAGE_RPI_FIRMWARE_VARIANT_PI
> -	default "x"     if BR2_PACKAGE_RPI_FIRMWARE_X && BR2_PACKAGE_RPI_FIRMWARE_VARIANT_PI4
> +	default "4x"     if BR2_PACKAGE_RPI_FIRMWARE_X && BR2_PACKAGE_RPI_FIRMWARE_VARIANT_PI4
>  	default "_cd"   if BR2_PACKAGE_RPI_FIRMWARE_CD && BR2_PACKAGE_RPI_FIRMWARE_VARIANT_PI
> -	default "cd"    if BR2_PACKAGE_RPI_FIRMWARE_CD && BR2_PACKAGE_RPI_FIRMWARE_VARIANT_PI4
> +	default "4cd"    if BR2_PACKAGE_RPI_FIRMWARE_CD && BR2_PACKAGE_RPI_FIRMWARE_VARIANT_PI4
>  
>  config BR2_PACKAGE_RPI_FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DTBS
>  	bool "Install Device Tree Blobs (DTBs)"
> diff --git a/package/rpi-firmware/config.txt b/package/rpi-firmware/config.txt
> index 58cc966a87..4a92a4dd95 100644
> --- a/package/rpi-firmware/config.txt
> +++ b/package/rpi-firmware/config.txt
> @@ -4,6 +4,11 @@
>  # See http://buildroot.org/manual.html#rootfs-custom
>  # and http://elinux.org/RPiconfig for a description of config.txt syntax
>  
> +# We always use the same names, the real used variant is selected by
> +# BR2_PACKAGE_RPI_FIRMWARE_{DEFAULT,X,CD} choice
> +start_file=start.elf
> +fixup_file=fixup.dat
> +
>  kernel=zImage
>  
>  # To use an external initramfs file
> diff --git a/package/rpi-firmware/rpi-firmware.mk b/package/rpi-firmware/rpi-firmware.mk
> index 6ad67ab0e5..4179a26b87 100644
> --- a/package/rpi-firmware/rpi-firmware.mk
> +++ b/package/rpi-firmware/rpi-firmware.mk
> @@ -41,24 +41,23 @@ define RPI_FIRMWARE_INSTALL_TARGET_CMDS
>  endef
>  endif # INSTALL_VCDBG
>  
> -ifeq ($(BR2_PACKAGE_RPI_FIRMWARE_VARIANT_PI4),y)
> +ifeq ($(BR2_PACKAGE_RPI_FIRMWARE_VARIANT_PI),y)
>  # bootcode.bin is not used on rpi4, because it has been replaced by boot code in the onboard EEPROM
> -define RPI_FIRMWARE_INSTALL_BOOT
> -	$(INSTALL) -D -m 0644 $(@D)/boot/start4$(BR2_PACKAGE_RPI_FIRMWARE_BOOT).elf $(BINARIES_DIR)/rpi-firmware/start4.elf
> -	$(INSTALL) -D -m 0644 $(@D)/boot/fixup4$(BR2_PACKAGE_RPI_FIRMWARE_BOOT).dat $(BINARIES_DIR)/rpi-firmware/fixup4.dat
> -endef
> -else
> -define RPI_FIRMWARE_INSTALL_BOOT
> +define RPI_FIRMWARE_INSTALL_BOOTCODE_BIN
>  	$(INSTALL) -D -m 0644 $(@D)/boot/bootcode.bin $(BINARIES_DIR)/rpi-firmware/bootcode.bin
> +endef
> +endif
> +
> +define RPI_FIRMWARE_INSTALL_START_FILES
>  	$(INSTALL) -D -m 0644 $(@D)/boot/start$(BR2_PACKAGE_RPI_FIRMWARE_BOOT).elf $(BINARIES_DIR)/rpi-firmware/start.elf
>  	$(INSTALL) -D -m 0644 $(@D)/boot/fixup$(BR2_PACKAGE_RPI_FIRMWARE_BOOT).dat $(BINARIES_DIR)/rpi-firmware/fixup.dat
>  endef
> -endif
>  
>  define RPI_FIRMWARE_INSTALL_IMAGES_CMDS
>  	$(INSTALL) -D -m 0644 package/rpi-firmware/config.txt $(BINARIES_DIR)/rpi-firmware/config.txt
>  	$(INSTALL) -D -m 0644 package/rpi-firmware/cmdline.txt $(BINARIES_DIR)/rpi-firmware/cmdline.txt
> -	$(RPI_FIRMWARE_INSTALL_BOOT)
> +	$(RPI_FIRMWARE_INSTALL_BOOTCODE_BIN)
> +	$(RPI_FIRMWARE_INSTALL_START_FILES)
>  	$(RPI_FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DTB)
>  	$(RPI_FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DTB_OVERLAYS)
>  endef
> -- 
> 2.26.2
> 
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