[v1 PATCH 0/1] Add boot hartid to a Device tree

Atish Patra atish.patra at wdc.com
Thu Feb 27 22:00:34 CET 2020

The RISC-V booting protocol requires the hart id to be present in "a0"
register. This is not a problem for bootm/booti commands as they directly
jump to Linux kernel. However, bootefi jumps to a EFI boot stub code in
Linux kernel which acts a loader and jumps to real Linux after terminating
the boot services. This boot stub code has to be aware of the boot hart id
so that it can set it in "a0" before jumping to Linux kernel. Currently,
UEFI protocol doesn't have any mechanism to pass the boot hart id to an
EFI executable. We should keep it this way as this is a RISC-V specific
requirement rather than a UEFI requirement. Out of the all possible options,
device tree seemed to be the best choice to do this job.
The detailed discussion can be found in the following thread (the patch in
discussion is no longer required) 


This patch updates the device tree in arch_fixup_fdt() which is common for
all booting commands. As a result, the DT modification doesn't require any
efi related arch specific functions and all DT related modifications are
contained at one place. However, the hart id node will be available for
Linux even if the kernel is booted using bootm command.

Changes from previous version:
1. Renamed the DT node property to "boot-hartid" from "efi-boot-hartid".
2. Changed the property type to u32 instead of u64 for RV32 compatibility.

Atish Patra (1):
riscv: Add boot hartid to Device tree

arch/riscv/lib/bootm.c | 13 +++++++++++++
1 file changed, 13 insertions(+)


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