[PATCH] efi_loader: allow to disable GOP support

Javier Martinez Canillas javier at dowhile0.org
Thu Jun 17 23:21:44 CEST 2021

On Wed, Jun 16, 2021 at 2:20 PM Icenowy Zheng <icenowy at aosc.io> wrote:
> I'm trying RK3399 with Linux. EFIFB never works as intended (maybe it's
> because IOMMU is reconfigured), and rockchipdrmfb will be fb1 (leave
> non-working EFIFB as fb0), makes fbcon unusable.
> The second problem has a proposed fix, but the first problem is
> mystery.

I think that figured out the mystery for your second problem too (if I
understood what you meant correctly).

The problem is that u-boot initializes the display controller and
provides the setup framebuffer memory to the kernel as a GOP. But then
the kernel re-initializes the HW again and mess with the resources
needed by the display controller that were correctly setup by u-boot.
Part of that is the IOMMU as you said, but also the clocks and power
domains that Linux will disable because are "unused".

So to have a GOP framebuffer that will be available until the rockchip
DRM fb emulation takes over (with the patch mentioned by Peter), you
will need the following kernel command line options:

initcall_blacklist=rk_iommu_init clk_ignore_unused pd_ignore_unused

Best regards,

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