[PATCH v7 07/10] doc: uefi: add firmware versioning documentation

Masahisa Kojima masahisa.kojima at linaro.org
Wed May 31 05:35:20 CEST 2023

This commit describes the procedure to add the firmware version
into the capsule file.

Signed-off-by: Masahisa Kojima <masahisa.kojima at linaro.org>
Changes in v7:
- move documentation into "Creating a capsule file"
- cleary describe the --fw-version option

Newly created in v6

 doc/develop/uefi/uefi.rst | 27 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 27 insertions(+)

diff --git a/doc/develop/uefi/uefi.rst b/doc/develop/uefi/uefi.rst
index ffe25ca231..30b90a09d5 100644
--- a/doc/develop/uefi/uefi.rst
+++ b/doc/develop/uefi/uefi.rst
@@ -318,6 +318,33 @@ Run the following command
       --guid <image GUID> \
+The UEFI specification does not define the firmware versioning mechanism.
+EDK II reference implementation inserts the FMP Payload Header right before
+the payload. It coutains the fw_version and lowest supported version,
+EDK II reference implementation uses these information to implement the
+firmware versioning and anti-rollback protection, the firmware version and
+lowest supported version is stored into EFI non-volatile variable.
+In U-Boot, the firmware versioning is implemented utilizing
+the FMP Payload Header same as EDK II reference implementation,
+reads the FMP Payload Header and stores the firmware version into
+"FmpStateXXXX" EFI non-volatile variable. XXXX indicates the image index,
+since FMP protocol handles multiple image indexes.
+To add the fw_version into the FMP Payload Header,
+add --fw-version option in mkeficapsule tool.
+.. code-block:: console
+    $ mkeficapsule \
+      --index <index> --instance 0 \
+      --guid <image GUID> \
+      --fw-version 5 \
+      <capsule_file_name>
+If the --fw-version option is not set, FMP Payload Header is not inserted
+and fw_version is set as 0.
 Performing the update

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