ARM A53 and initial MMU mapping for EL0/1/2/3 ?
Joakim.Tjernlund at infinera.com
Wed Feb 9 19:07:24 CET 2022
On Wed, 2022-02-09 at 13:13 +0000, Andre Przywara wrote:
> On Wed, 9 Feb 2022 14:05:57 +0100
> Michael Walle <michael at walle.cc> wrote:
> > > > The problem I have is that I boot a custom SOC into u-boot and when u-boot tries
> > > > to boot linux I get an error exception when u-boot calls armv8_switch_to_el2 to enter linux.
> > >
> > > So that means that U-Boot runs in EL3, is that the first and only firmware
> > > that you run? I think the EL3 part of U-Boot is not widely used and tested
> > > beyond the very few platforms that use it.
> > FWIW, the u-boot on the kontron_sl28 (which is a A72 core) is running
> > in EL3. But it's a layerscape so it might be worth looking in
> > arch/arm/cpu/armv8/fsl-layerscale/ if there is anything special.
> Thanks Michael, that's what I meant: the generic EL3 code in
> arch/arm/cpu/armv8 might depend on more platform specific code to make it
Thanks guys, will look at these boards.
I have learnt that EL2 state in our design may be broken so I started to look at going directly to EL1
instead, is that a bad idea?
In u-boot I find:
static void switch_to_el1(void)
if ((IH_ARCH_DEFAULT == IH_ARCH_ARM64) &&
(images.os.arch == IH_ARCH_ARM))
armv8_switch_to_el1((u64)images.ft_addr, 0, 0, 0,
armv8_switch_to_el2((u64)images->ft_addr, 0, 0, 0,
which looks promising but when I look closer I see that this seems to do:
EL3 -> EL1 -> EL2
Really? What is the point ? Looks like I need to hack something myself to go EL3->EL1
or am I missing something ?
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