[U-Boot] [PATCH v1 0/7] imx: add USB Serial Download Protocol (SDP) support

Stefan Agner stefan at agner.ch
Fri Aug 4 23:38:06 UTC 2017

From: Stefan Agner <stefan.agner at toradex.com>

This series adds NXP's Serial Download Protocol (SDP) support via
USB for SPL/U-Boot. It allows to download U-Boot via USB from a
(recovered) SPL using the same tools used to download SPL itself
(specifically imx_usb, but also sb_loader seems to work).

The idea has been brought up when the first targets started to make
use of SPL for DDR initialization, see:

The initial SDP implementation (patch 2) requires the payload to
have the imx specific headers (hence the move of the imx header
file in patch 1).

Patch 3 extends image header support beyond the SDP specification,
specifically implements also support for U-Boot headers. This
allows to use the same SPL/U-Boot binaries for recovery as used on
the regular boot device (SD/eMMC). For that to work also the host
side imx_usb tools needed an extension, currently available here:


The full patchset allows to download SPL and U-Boot over USB to a
target in recovery mode using the same usb_imx utility:

The usb_imx utility also has a batch mode which allows to download
multiple artifacts with a single invocation. The details are
outlined in the imx_usb commit message:

In case this patchset gets accepted in U-Boot, I plan to push the
imx_usb changes upstream as well.

Stefan Agner (7):
  imx: move imximage header to common location
  usb: gadget: add SDP driver
  usb: gadget: sdp: extend images compatible for jumps
  cmd: add sdp command
  spl: add serial download protocol (SDP) support
  apalis/colibri_imx6: use independent USB PID for SPL
  apalis/colibri_imx6: enable SDP by default

 board/toradex/apalis_imx6/apalis_imx6.c   |  13 +
 board/toradex/colibri_imx6/colibri_imx6.c |  13 +
 cmd/Kconfig                               |   7 +
 cmd/Makefile                              |   1 +
 cmd/usb_gadget_sdp.c                      |  53 +++
 common/spl/Kconfig                        |   6 +
 common/spl/Makefile                       |   1 +
 common/spl/spl_sdp.c                      |  38 ++
 configs/apalis_imx6_defconfig             |   4 +
 configs/colibri_imx6_defconfig            |   4 +
 drivers/usb/gadget/Kconfig                |   7 +
 drivers/usb/gadget/Makefile               |   2 +
 drivers/usb/gadget/f_sdp.c                | 739 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 {tools => include}/imximage.h             |   0
 include/sdp.h                             |  16 +
 15 files changed, 904 insertions(+)
 create mode 100644 cmd/usb_gadget_sdp.c
 create mode 100644 common/spl/spl_sdp.c
 create mode 100644 drivers/usb/gadget/f_sdp.c
 rename {tools => include}/imximage.h (100%)
 create mode 100644 include/sdp.h


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