[PATCH 22/24] rockchip: Support building the all output files in binman

Simon Glass sjg at chromium.org
Thu Feb 10 19:57:59 CET 2022

Hi Peter,

On Thu, 10 Feb 2022 at 08:04, Peter Geis <pgwipeout at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 8, 2022 at 1:54 PM Simon Glass <sjg at chromium.org> wrote:
> >
> Good Morning,
> > Add the required binman images to replace the Makefile rules which are
> > currently used. This includes subsuming:
> >
> >    - tpl/u-boot-tpl-rockchip.bin if TPL is enabled
> >    - idbloader.img if either or both of SPL and TPL are enabled
> >    - u-boot.itb2 if SPL_FIT is enabled
> >    - u-boot-rockchip.bin if SPL is used, either using u-boot.itb2 when
> >      SPL_FIT is enabled or u-boot.img when it isn't
> >
> > For now u-boot.itb2 is used as the FIT filename to avoid conflicting with
> > the current u-boot.itb file. This will be updated in a future patch.
> >
> > Note that the intermediate files are dropped with binman, since it
> > producing everything in one pass. This means that
> > tpl/u-boot-tpl-rockchip.bin is not created, for example.
> A question if binman can handle the following:
> Currently, it is impossible to build a rk3568 image automatically.
> This is due to the fact that unlike previous boards, you must pass
> both TPL and SPL to mkimage at the same time (similar to rk3399 spi).
> Note: TPL currently isn't built in mainline, it must be pulled from a
> prebuilt binary.
> ./tools/mkimage -n rk3568 -T rksd -d
> rk3568_ddr_1560MHz_v1.12.bin:spl/u-boot-spl.bin idbloader.img
> The Makefile method didn't seem to be able to handle this, so I had to
> hack in my own function to do it.
> I'm hoping this series provides a more elegant solution.

Binman certainly lets you add multiple things in, but the bin: stuff
is not supported. If it is simply a case of joining the ddr and SPL
then you do that with:

mkimage {
   args = ...

   ddrl {
      type = "blob-ext";
      filename = "rk3568_ddr_1560MHz_v1.12.bin";
   u-boot-spl {

At present mkimage is not a subclass of Entry_section, so alignment
and padding of the mkimage input are not supported. But that should be
easy enough to change, if needed.



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