[PATCH v2 1/1] arm: sunxi: increase SYS_MALLOC_F_LEN

Samuel Holland samuel at sholland.org
Sat Jul 25 19:13:33 CEST 2020


On 7/25/20 2:49 AM, Heinrich Schuchardt wrote:
> On 6/8/20 2:59 PM, Jagan Teki wrote:
>> On Mon, Jun 8, 2020 at 8:25 AM Heinrich Schuchardt <xypron.glpk at gmx.de> wrote:
>>> On 08.06.20 13:50, Jagan Teki wrote:
>>>> On Mon, Jun 8, 2020 at 6:59 AM Heinrich Schuchardt <xypron.glpk at gmx.de> wrote:
>>>>> The current default of 0x400 for SYS_MALLOC_F_LEN is too small if any
>>>>> additional drivers marked as DM_FLAG_PRE_RELOC are loaded before
>>>>> relocation.
>>>>> CONFIG_RSA=y which is needed for UEFI secure boot or for FIT image
>>>>> verification loads the driver mod_exp_sw which has DM_FLAG_PRE_RELOC.
>>>>> CONFIG_LOG=Y is another setting requiring additional early malloc
>>>>> area, cf. log_init().
>>>>> When running pine64-lts_defconfig with CONFIG_RSA=y and debug UART enabled
>>>>> we see as output in main U-Boot
>>>>>     alloc_simple() alloc space exhausted
>>>>> With this patch the default values of SYS_MALLOC_F_LEN is raised to 0x2000.
>>>>> The default for SPL_SYS_MALLOC_F_LEN on ARCH_SUNXI is explicitely set to
>>>>> 0x400 to avoid an increased usage of SRAM on elder SoCs.
>>>>> Signed-off-by: Heinrich Schuchardt <xypron.glpk at gmx.de>
>>>>> ---
>>>> Reviewed-by: Jagan Teki <jagan at amarulasolutions.com>
>>> Thanks for reviewing.
>>> All sunxi boards have at least 32 KiB SRAM and only this 32 KiB used by
>>> U-Boot for SPL on all sunxi boards. A BananaPi with A20 CPU boots fine
>>> with SPL_SYS_MALLOC_F_LEN=0x2000. So it seems that also version 1 of the
>>> patch was on the safe side.
>> Okay. Planning to push this in MW, since the existing boards look fine.
>> Jagan.
> Hello Jangan,
> unfortunately the patch has not made it into mainline yet. Could you,
> please, take a look.
> The patch is available for download at:
> https://patchwork.ozlabs.org/project/uboot/patch/20200608105949.5809-1-xypron.glpk@gmx.de/

This patch no longer applies to U-Boot master, since ARCH_QEMU was recently
added to the condition for SYS_MALLOC_F_LEN. Please send a rebased version.


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