[U-Boot-Users] lastest 1.1.3 CONFIG_SKIP problems with arm920t on rm9200 : fixed ! but ...

Mathieu Deschamps mathieu.deschamps at com2gether.net
Tue Sep 20 10:01:32 CEST 2005

Hello and Hurrah !

It works, thanks for your answer Andrey :

Indeed I had the same linker trouble and what I decided to do was to
move the ifdef SKIP_LOWLEVEL_INIT inside the cpu_init_crit in order
to keep the 'bl' instr. and its symbol alone thus preventing linker's shouts
(yes it complains about this)

The idea was good nevertheless I did it roughly (my #ifdef #endif embraced 
the whole procedure inners !) and Prog Counter never returned. Today's second 
look at it and I realized that only 'bl lowlevel_init' have to be commented 
or undef conditionnaly. See working patch below.

In the end, I'am wondering if letting still MMU disabled and ICACHE
and DCACHE flushed could harm the rest of the U-Boot process... 

Need of an extra upgrade ?  

Mathieu Deschamps.

PS : Your english is fine for me Andrey. 

--- cpu/arm920t/start.S.orig        2005-09-19 16:35:45.000000000 +0200
+++ cpu/arm920t/start.S     2005-09-20 09:09:33.000000000 +0200
@@ -156,9 +156,7 @@
         * we do sys-critical inits only at reboot,
         * not when booting from ram!
        bl      cpu_init_crit

 relocate:                              /* relocate U-Boot to RAM           */
@@ -262,9 +260,11 @@
         * find a lowlevel_init.S in your board directory.
        mov     ip, lr
        bl      lowlevel_init
        mov     lr, ip
        mov     pc, lr


On Monday 19 September 2005 19:26, Andrey P. Vasilyev wrote:
> Hello!
> On Mon, Sep 19, 2005 at 07:15:27PM +0200, Mathieu Deschamps wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I have upgraded U-Boot 1.1.2 to lastest 1.1.3. I still uses the boot.bin
> > program to set up the flash and the dram and such while having
> I've tried similar configuration recently. My board has only a
> DataFlash, not parallel flash, and I'm forced to use RomBoot to
> initialize CPU and SDRAM.
> It works for me.
> I've inserted the following options into
> u-boot-1.1.3/include/configs/at91rm9200dk.h (which I'm using as a
> template for my config), and it works:
> Also I've commented "bl lowlevel_init" instruction in
> u-boot-1.1.3/cpu/arm920t/start.S because it is undefined with
> SKIP_LOWLEVEL_INIT option set, and causes linking error.
> > Indeed kept undefined I have seen that it breaks everything reaching
> > SoC specific lowlevel_init.S in cpu/.../start.S. Imagine reinitializing
> > flash while reading init values from it, or reinit the memory controller
> > while using it !
> Strange... As for me, it only breaks linking because of absence
> lowlevel_init.S in compilation with CONFIG_SKIP_LOWLEVEL_INIT set. See
> above for a solution.

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