[PATCH v3 0/7] x86: Improve support for chain-loading U-Boot

Simon Glass sjg at chromium.org
Sun Mar 8 00:22:13 CET 2020

This little series adds a few checks into the code to allow better
operation when booting a build from a previous-state loader such as

At present we have a 'coreboot' target but this runs very different code
from the bare-metal targets, such as coral. There is very little in common
between them.

It is useful to be able to boot the same U-Boot on a device, with or
without a first-stage bootloader. For example, with chromebook_coral, it
is helpful for testing to be able to boot the same U-Boot (complete with
FSP) on bare metal and from coreboot. It allows checking of things like
CPU speed, comparing registers, ACPI tables and the like.

This series allows U-Boot to detect that it ran from coreboot and
automatically do the right thing.

This series makes the most important changes to allow the same u-boot.bin
for coral to boot after coreboot (by itself) or bare metal (via TPL->SPL).

Changes in v3:
- Add a new patch with a gd flag for chain loading
- Add new patch to detect running from coreboot

Changes in v2:
- Drop the other check in interrupt_init() which is not needed now
- Drop patch 'dm: Avoid initing built-in devices when chain loading'

Simon Glass (7):
  x86: fsp: Allow skipping init code when chain loading
  x86: apl: Skip init code when chain loading
  x86: cpu: Skip init code when chain loading
  pci: Avoid auto-config when chain loading
  board: Add a gd flag for chain loading
  x86: Add a way to detect running from coreboot
  x86: Use the existing stack when chain-loading

 arch/x86/cpu/apollolake/fsp_s.c   |  2 ++
 arch/x86/cpu/cpu.c                |  4 +++-
 arch/x86/cpu/i386/cpu.c           | 15 +++++++++++++++
 arch/x86/cpu/i386/interrupt.c     |  6 ++++--
 arch/x86/cpu/start_from_spl.S     | 16 ++++++++++++++--
 arch/x86/include/asm/u-boot-x86.h |  7 +++++++
 arch/x86/lib/fsp/fsp_dram.c       |  8 ++++++++
 arch/x86/lib/fsp/fsp_graphics.c   |  3 +++
 arch/x86/lib/fsp2/fsp_dram.c      | 10 ++++++++++
 arch/x86/lib/fsp2/fsp_init.c      |  2 +-
 arch/x86/lib/init_helpers.c       |  3 +++
 drivers/pci/pci-uclass.c          |  4 ++--
 include/asm-generic/global_data.h |  1 +
 include/init.h                    |  2 +-
 14 files changed, 74 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)


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