[PATCHv5] Enable a way to provide the reason for "being here"

Juergen Beisert jbe at pengutronix.de
Wed Jul 18 04:46:46 EDT 2012

Many architectures support a way to detect why the bootloader is running.
This patch adds a global variable to be able to use the cause in some kind of
shell code to do special things on demand. For example to do an emergency boot,
when the last boot fails and the watchdog reactivates the hanging system.

V2 includes Marc's suggesion.
V3 includes the detection for the i.MX28 SoC and fixes its usage for other
i.MX SoCs.
V4 includes Marc's recent suggestion.
V5 includes Sascha's comments.

Comments are still welcome.


The following changes since commit 6e566b211351bba74d6118f983f5fcd29e78a5b6:

  Merge branch 'for-next/imx-keypad' into next (2012-07-17 20:46:17 +0200)

are available in the git repository at:

  git://git.pengutronix.de/git/jbe/barebox.git next_provide_reset_sourceV5

for you to fetch changes up to 92cc203ac2806fe0818d2aa4ad5bea04bdb4121b:

  ARM/MXS: add reset cause detection (2012-07-18 10:40:22 +0200)

Juergen Beisert (4):
      Enable a way to provide the reason for "being here"
      ARM/Samsung: add support to detect the reset source
      ARM/i.MX: add support to detect the reset source
      ARM/MXS: add reset cause detection

 arch/arm/mach-imx/Makefile           |    1 +
 arch/arm/mach-imx/reset_source.c     |   72 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 arch/arm/mach-samsung/Makefile       |    1 +
 arch/arm/mach-samsung/reset_source.c |   56 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 common/Kconfig                       |    8 ++++
 common/Makefile                      |    1 +
 common/reset_source.c                |   44 +++++++++++++++++++++
 drivers/watchdog/im28wd.c            |   25 ++++++++++++
 include/reset_source.h               |   27 +++++++++++++
 9 files changed, 235 insertions(+)
 create mode 100644 arch/arm/mach-imx/reset_source.c
 create mode 100644 arch/arm/mach-samsung/reset_source.c
 create mode 100644 common/reset_source.c
 create mode 100644 include/reset_source.h

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