[U-Boot-Users] set up stack before board_init_f() on ppc440 core?

Shawn Jin shawnxjin at gmail.com
Fri Feb 25 19:42:28 CET 2005


Before board_init_f() is called, which is C code, a stack must be set
up. The stack is usually set up in internal SRAM. Where shall I put
stack in if I don't have an internal SRAM?

I read through cpu/ppc4xx/start.S and found some set up the temporary
stack in DCACHE (Walnut 405 is an example). But the CFG_INIT_RAM_ADDR
is 0x40000000, which is inside SDRAM. Why was it commented that the
stack was set in DCACHE? I don't quite understand how a cache acts
like RAM, i.e., a cache can be accessed by address xxxx_xxxx. Is a
cache only accessible by special cache instructions? The following
code is extracted from ppc4xx/start.S

	/*----------------------------------------------------------------------- */
	/* Memory Bank x (nothingness) initialization 1GB+64MEG */
	/* used as temporary stack pointer for stage0  */
	/*----------------------------------------------------------------------- */
	li	r4,PBxAP
	mtdcr	ebccfga,r4
	lis	r4,0x0380
	ori	r4,r4,0x0480
	mtdcr	ebccfgd,r4

	addi	r4,0,PBxCR
	mtdcr	ebccfga,r4
	lis	r4,0x400D
	ori	r4,r4,0xa000
	mtdcr	ebccfgd,r4

	/* turn on data chache for this region */
	lis	r4,0x0080
	mtdccr	r4


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