[PATCH] disk: part_efi: update partition table entries after write
takahiro.akashi at linaro.org
Wed Jan 27 07:33:52 CET 2021
On Tue, Jan 26, 2021 at 04:08:13PM +0100, Heinrich Schuchardt wrote:
> On 26.01.21 14:56, Gary Bisson wrote:
> > Fixes fastboot issues when switching from mbr to gpt partition tables.
> > Signed-off-by: Gary Bisson <gary.bisson at boundarydevices.com>
> > ---
> > Hi,
> > I hesitated calling this a RFC as I'm not sure everyone will like the
> > idea.
> > Basically the issue encountered was the following:
> > - Device with its storage flashed with a MBR partition table
> > - Run fastboot to flash a new OS (and new partition table)
> > - After flashing a GPT partition table, U-Boot couldn't find any of the
> > partition names from the GPT
> > -> reason is that the partition table entries aren't updated
> > -> so U-Boot still believes it's a MBR table inside and so its parsing
> > fails
> > This commit adds an update of the table entries inside the
> > write_mbr_and_gpt_partitions() function. At first I thought maybe this
> > should be added in fastboot file (fb_mmc.c) but couldn't think of a good
> > reason why this shouldn't happened in part_efi directly.
> > Let me know if you have any questions.
> > Regards,
> > Gary
> > ---
> > disk/part_efi.c | 3 +++
> > 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)
> > diff --git a/disk/part_efi.c b/disk/part_efi.c
> > index 2f922662e6e..7a24e33d189 100644
> > --- a/disk/part_efi.c
> > +++ b/disk/part_efi.c
> > @@ -867,6 +867,9 @@ int write_mbr_and_gpt_partitions(struct blk_desc *dev_desc, void *buf)
> > return 1;
> > }
> > + /* Update the partition table entries*/
> > + part_init(dev_desc);
> > +
> > return 0;
> > }
> > #endif
> This change is for GPT only. Don't we need the same for MBR partition
> tables (write_mbr_partitions())?
> Essentially this reflashing is similar to changing media. What I am
> missing in part_init() is setting a field with a counter to indicate the
> media change. The EFI_BLOCK_IO_PROTOCOL has a u32 field media_id. Would
> struct blk_desc be the right place to add such a field.
As far as "efi_loader" is concerned, none of partitions on the media,
either in case of repartitioning or changing media, will no longer be
recognized as a "efi disk" after efi subsystem is initialized.
All we can and have to do is to just reboot the system.
I think we should take one step further to fixing the issue along with
this patch. I have posted a couple of proposals in the past, for example,
> Best regards
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