[PATCH 3/8] qemu: arm64: Add support for efi firmware management protocol routines
grant.likely at arm.com
Tue May 5 13:15:34 CEST 2020
On 01/05/2020 10:33, Heinrich Schuchardt wrote:
> On 4/30/20 9:13 PM, Sughosh Ganu wrote:
>> On Fri, 1 May 2020 at 00:09, Heinrich Schuchardt <xypron.glpk at gmx.de
>> <mailto:xypron.glpk at gmx.de>> wrote:
>> On 4/30/20 7:36 PM, Sughosh Ganu wrote:
>> > Add support for the get_image_info and set_image routines, which are
>> > part of the efi firmware management protocol.
>> > The current implementation uses the set_image routine for updating the
>> > u-boot binary image for the qemu arm64 platform. This is supported
>> > using the capsule-on-disk feature of the uefi specification, wherein
>> > the firmware image to be updated is placed on the efi system partition
>> > as a efi capsule under EFI/UpdateCapsule/ directory. Support has been
>> > added for updating the u-boot image on platforms booting with arm
>> > trusted firmware(tf-a), where the u-boot image gets booted as the BL33
>> > payload(bl33.bin).
>> > The feature can be enabled by the following config options
>> > CONFIG_EFI_CAPSULE_ON_DISK=y
>> > CONFIG_EFI_FIRMWARE_MANAGEMENT_PROTOCOL=y
>> > Signed-off-by: Sughosh Ganu <sughosh.ganu at linaro.org
>> <mailto:sughosh.ganu at linaro.org>>
>> U-Boot's UEFI subsystem should work in the same way for x86, ARM, and
>> RISC-V. Please, come up with an architecture independent solution.
>> Please check the explanation that I gave in the other mail. If you check
>> the patch series, the actual capsule authentication logic has been kept
>> architecture agnostic, in efi_capsule.c. The fmp protocol is very much
>> intended for allowing platforms to define their firmware update
>> routines. Edk2 also has platform specific implementation of the fmp
>> protocol under the edk2-platforms directory.
> My idea is that for most platforms it will be enough to have a common
> FMP implementation that consumes a capsule
> * with one or more binaries
> * a media device path, a start address, and a truncation flag
> for each of the binaries
> The protocol implementation then will write the binaries to the device
> * to an SD-Card or eMMC exposing the Block IO protocol
> for most devices
> * to a file in case of the Raspberry Pi or the Sandbox or QEMU
> (and truncate it if the truncation flag is set)
Does U-Boot have a common device path protocol that can be backed by
either a block device or a file on a filesystem? I didn't think it did.
In the mean time, there are at least three backends that the FMP is
going to have to deal with; the two you list above (block device & file)
and SMC backed when updating firmware is managed by the secure world.
This first implementation only handles the file-backed use case. Can we
start with that limitation and refactor when the block-device and SMC
use cases are added in? I would hate to see this functionality held up
on having to refactor other functionality in U-Boot.
> If for some devices like a SPI flash we do not have a media device path
> yet, then the only platform specific bit would be the block device
> driver exposing the media device path.
> Same with a semi-hosted file: just add a driver exposing it as a media
> path with an EFI_BLOCK_IO_PROTOCOL.
Sughosh and I chatted about this and took a look a the semihosting
driver. Right now it is a standalone component implementing only the
smhload command. It looks like it easily maps onto fstype_info
operations which would be a better fit than the block IO protocol. Am I
correct in assuming that would also make semihosting available to the
EFI_FILE_PROTOCOL? The FMP backend code could be common for all
filesystem targets, with the only platform specific bit being the path
to the firmware files.
How does that sound?
> For security reasons it may be advisable to make the device read-only
> when reaching ExitBootServices() or even better before the first
> execution of StartImage(). For this purpose we could use the Reset()
> service of the EFI_BLOCK_IO_PROTOCOL or provide a U-Boot specific
> service in the EFI_BLOCK_IO_PROTOCOL.
> Best regards
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