[U-Boot] [PATCH] board: amlogic: document alternative libretech-cc installation methods
narmstrong at baylibre.com
Tue Aug 6 15:45:54 UTC 2019
On 06/08/2019 10:10, Daniel Drake wrote:
> As already documented in this README, several binaries must be
> glued together in order to boot the device.
> Extend the documentation to cover the prebuilt binaries
> (saving you the hassle of installing ancient cross-compilers),
> and also mention the open source replacements for the encryption
> tool (which is especially useful if you want to avoid requiring
> 32-bit x86 binaries in your build system).
Looks fine, could also be added to other board's README files.
Waiting a few more days until we have more comments on it by Andreas
> Signed-off-by: Daniel Drake <drake at endlessm.com>
> Cc: Neil Armstrong <narmstrong at baylibre.com>
> board/amlogic/p212/README.libretech-cc | 41 +++++++++++++++++++++++---
> 1 file changed, 37 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
> diff --git a/board/amlogic/p212/README.libretech-cc b/board/amlogic/p212/README.libretech-cc
> index d007f58764..6af7de3cfa 100644
> --- a/board/amlogic/p212/README.libretech-cc
> +++ b/board/amlogic/p212/README.libretech-cc
> @@ -38,9 +38,28 @@ U-Boot compilation
> Image creation
> -Amlogic doesn't provide sources for the firmware and for tools needed
> -to create the bootloader image, so it is necessary to obtain them from
> -the git tree published by the board vendor:
> +To boot the system, u-boot must be combined with several earlier stage
> +* bl2.bin: vendor-provided binary blob
> +* bl21.bin: built from vendor u-boot source
> +* bl30.bin: vendor-provided binary blob
> +* bl301.bin: built from vendor u-boot source
> +* bl31.bin: vendor-provided binary blob
> +* acs.bin: built from vendor u-boot source
> +These binaries and the tools required below have been collected and prebuilt
> +for convenience at <https://github.com/BayLibre/u-boot/releases/>
> +Download and extract the libretech-cc release from there, and set FIPDIR to
> +point to the `fip` subdirectory.
> + > export FIPDIR=/path/to/extracted/fip
> +Alternatively, you can obtain the original vendor u-boot tree which
> +contains the required blobs and sources, and build yourself.
> +Note that old compilers are required for this to build. The compilers here
> +are suggested by Amlogic, and they are 32-bit x86 binaries.
> > wget https://releases.linaro.org/archive/13.11/components/toolchain/binaries/gcc-linaro-aarch64-none-elf-4.8-2013.11_linux.tar.xz
> > wget https://releases.linaro.org/archive/13.11/components/toolchain/binaries/gcc-linaro-arm-none-eabi-4.8-2013.11_linux.tar.xz
> @@ -53,7 +72,10 @@ the git tree published by the board vendor:
> > make
> > export FIPDIR=$PWD/fip
> -Go back to mainline U-Boot source tree then :
> +Once you have the binaries available (either through the prebuilt download,
> +or having built the vendor u-boot yourself), you can then proceed to glue
> +everything together. Go back to mainline U-Boot source tree then :
> > mkdir fip
> > cp $FIPDIR/gxl/bl2.bin fip/
> @@ -100,3 +122,14 @@ and then write the image to SD with:
> > DEV=/dev/your_sd_device
> > dd if=fip/u-boot.bin.sd.bin of=$DEV conv=fsync,notrunc bs=512 skip=1 seek=1
> > dd if=fip/u-boot.bin.sd.bin of=$DEV conv=fsync,notrunc bs=1 count=444
> +Note that Amlogic provides aml_encrypt_gxl as a 32-bit x86 binary with no
> +source code. Should you prefer to avoid that, there are open source reverse
> +engineered versions available:
> +1. gxlimg <https://github.com/repk/gxlimg>, which comes with a handy
> + Makefile that automates the whole process.
> +2. meson-tools <https://github.com/afaerber/meson-tools>
> +However, these community-developed alternatives are not endorsed by or
> +supported by Amlogic.
More information about the U-Boot