[u-boot PATCH] board: ti: am57xx-idk: Prevent boot for invalid configuation

Roger Quadros rogerq at ti.com
Mon Feb 10 10:59:24 CET 2020

On am571x-idk there can be following configurations based on Jumper J51
and LCD panel detected.

1) J51 removed (6port): 6 port Ethernet. Disable LCD panel.
2) J51 placed (LCD) + Panel detected: 4 port Ethernet with appropriate LCD.
3) J51 placed (LCD) + Panel not detected/not supported.

Configuration 3 is considered invalid as we can't use display nor ICSS1
ethernet ports due to hardware muxing. Alert the user to fix the
configuration and prevent boot.

Alternative was to allow boot and limit to 4 port Ethernet with no display
but this involved introduction of another DTB for the kernel and was
considered not worth the hassle.

Signed-off-by: Roger Quadros <rogerq at ti.com>
Acked-by: Suman Anna <s-anna at ti.com>
 board/ti/am57xx/board.c | 12 ++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 12 insertions(+)

diff --git a/board/ti/am57xx/board.c b/board/ti/am57xx/board.c
index d70ab0c4d0..683d3aa8da 100644
--- a/board/ti/am57xx/board.c
+++ b/board/ti/am57xx/board.c
@@ -706,6 +706,18 @@ void am57x_idk_lcd_detect(void)
 	env_set("idk_lcd", idk_lcd);
+	/*
+	 * On AM571x_IDK, no Display with J51 set to LCD is considered as an
+	 * invalid configuration and we prevent boot to get user attention.
+	 */
+	if (board_is_am571x_idk() && am571x_idk_needs_lcd() &&
+	    !strncmp(idk_lcd, "no", 2)) {
+		printf("%s: Invalid HW configuration: display not detected/supported but J51 is set. Remove J51 to boot without display.\n",
+		       __func__);
+		hang();
+	}
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