[U-Boot] [PATCH] stm32mp1: configs: fix checking the presence of an environment

Bartosz Biłas bartosz.bilas at hotmail.com
Sun Nov 3 10:15:04 UTC 2019

Hello Patrick,

sorry for the late answer but I'll try to explain you my issue.

On 10/29/19 9:38 AM, Patrick DELAUNAY wrote:

Hi Bartosz,

Please ad get maintainers or tools/patman to sent patch for stm32mp1 platform.

Ok, I'll remember about that.

From: U-Boot <u-boot-bounces at lists.denx.de><mailto:u-boot-bounces at lists.denx.de> On Behalf Of Bartosz Bilas
Sent: dimanche 27 octobre 2019 15:46
To: u-boot at lists.denx.de<mailto:u-boot at lists.denx.de>
Subject: [U-Boot] [PATCH] stm32mp1: configs: fix checking the presence of an

Execute env check command within extra env settings section instead of bootcmd
whereby we are able to mount rootfs partition from sd card properly.

Signed-off-by: Bartosz Bilas <bartosz.bilas at hotmail.com><mailto:bartosz.bilas at hotmail.com>
 include/configs/stm32mp1.h | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/include/configs/stm32mp1.h b/include/configs/stm32mp1.h index
988992b336..cadc0358fd 100644
--- a/include/configs/stm32mp1.h
+++ b/include/configs/stm32mp1.h
@@ -115,7 +115,6 @@
        "if test ${boot_device} = serial || test ${boot_device} = usb;" \
        "then stm32prog ${boot_device} ${boot_instance}; " \
        "else " \
-               "run env_check;" \
                "if test ${boot_device} = mmc;" \
                "then env set boot_targets \"mmc${boot_instance}\"; fi;" \
                "if test ${boot_device} = nand;" \
@@ -160,6 +159,7 @@
        "initrd_high=0xffffffff\0" \
        "altbootcmd=run bootcmd\0" \
        "env_default=1\0" \
+       "run env_check;" \

It is not a correct place, this define CONFIG_EXTRA_ENV_SETTINGS only the default environment (only set env variable).
Only "bootcmd"  or "preboot" is really executed, this command will be never executed here.

        "env_check=if test $env_default -eq 1;"\
                " then env set env_default 0;env save;fi\0" \
        STM32MP_BOOTCMD \

Can you explain you issue and the board used.

The problem which I've encountered is that I'm not able to boot my rootfs partition properly using the latest U-Boot version (2019.10) using stm32mp157c-dk2 board (I've been getting kernel panic because it wasn't able to mount partition). On the previous version (2019.07) there is no any problems with that. I've used git bisect to check which commit causes the problem and it turned out that the problem is with commit 22bed7ee4988aadfaef0c0da9746bf8541549ed4.

I think your patch only mask the issue, as environment is not saved, U-Boot never write in EXT4 file system.
You should have again the issue if you execute manually by the command "env save".

Hmm, it makes sense.

Today I have no issue on my side with environment in ext4 file system (generated by donwstrean yocto);
the requests done by U-Boot are acceptable if the ext4 file system is generated with only the features supported by U-Boot.

I use buildroot and if you wanna you can build and check that image yourself. Here is a link to guide https://github.com/buildroot/buildroot/tree/master/board/stmicroelectronics/stm32mp157c-dk2 but remember to comment this line -> BR2_GLOBAL_PATCH_DIR="board/stmicroelectronics/stm32mp157c-dk2/patches" in stm32mp157c_dk2_defconfig file to disable my faulty patch.

But we solved issue with latest ext4 tools; since e2fsprogs 1.43 at least, we have ascendance incompatibility as new enable features are enable by default = metadata_csum and dir_index.

We remove them with the mkfs.ext4 option: -O ^metadata_csum,^dir_index

Example : mkfs.ext4 -L rootfs -O ^metadata_csum,^dir_index /dev/sdb4

I'll check that and let you know about the results.

For details of restriction, see commit 10a7a1b8 : update with hash tree directory of EXT4 not support by U-Boot (EXT4_INDEX_FL)


Best regards



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