[U-Boot] [PATCH v2 2/5] fdt: boot_get_fdt: really boot w/o FDT when "goto no_fdt"

sjg at google.com sjg at google.com
Mon Apr 22 02:38:52 UTC 2019

On Mon, 1 Apr 2019 at 03:46, Eugeniu Rosca <erosca at de.adit-jv.com> wrote:
> The 'no_fdt' goto label was introduced by v2015.01 commit [0] and it
> had two review stages [1-2]. The *documented* purpose behind commit [0]
> is (excerpt from commit description):
> > allows both FDT and non-FDT kernels to boot by making the
> > third parameter to the bootm/bootz optional
> While [1] and [2] share the same goal, they have very different
> implementations:
>  - [1] was based on a very simple 'argc' check at function error out
>    with returning success to the caller if the third parameter was NOT
>    passed to bootm/bootz command. This approach had the downside of
>    returning success to the caller even in case of legitimate internal
>    errors, which should halt booting.
>  - [2] added the "no_fdt" label and several "goto no_fdt" statements.
>    This allowed to report the legitimate internal errors to the caller.
> IOW the major difference between [1] and [2] is:
>  - [1] boot w/o FDT if FDT address is not passed to boot{m,z,*}
>  - [2] give *freedom* to the developer to boot w/o FDT from any
>    (more or less) arbitrary point in the function flow (and here
>    comes the peculiar aspect, which looks to be a leftover from [1])
>    with the precondition that the 3rd argument (FDT address) is NOT
>    provided to boot{m,z,*}. In practice, this means that only a subset
>    of "goto no_fdt" end up booting w/o FDT while the other subset is
>    returning an error to the caller.
> This patch removes the peculiar behavior described above, such that
> "goto no_fdt" performs really what it tells to the developer.
> The motivation of this patch is to decrease the unneeded complexity
> and increase the readability of boot_get_fdt().
> [0] 48aead71c1ad ("fdt: Allow non-FDT kernels to boot when CONFIG_OF_LIBFDT is defined")
> [1] https://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/412923/
>     ("[U-Boot,v1] fdt: Allow non-FDT kernels to boot when CONFIG_OF_LIBFDT is defined")
> [2] https://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/415635/
>     ("[U-Boot,v2] fdt: Allow non-FDT kernels to boot when CONFIG_OF_LIBFDT is defined")
> Signed-off-by: Eugeniu Rosca <erosca at de.adit-jv.com>
> ---
> Changes in v2:
>  - NA
>  - Link v1: https://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/1071587/
> ---
>  common/image-fdt.c | 2 +-
>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

Reviewed-by: Simon Glass <sjg at chromium.org>

Can we create a test of the boot_get_fdt() behaviour?

We have test_fit and test_vboot as possible examples, although perhaps
a test that directly calls this function would be better?


Applied to u-boot-dm, thanks!

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