about s3c2442

Yi Qingliang niqingliang2003 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 10 04:08:47 EST 2013

On Thursday, January 10, 2013 09:36:36 AM Juergen Beisert wrote:
> Hi Yi,
> Yi Qingliang wrote:
> > 	I'm using barebox (based on mini2440) on my s3c2442 board,
> > 
> > 1. flash barebox into nand: can't start normally, but can see early output
> > on serial.
> > 2. load it in sdram: can start normally into shell, and then I use it to
> > boot kernel (also in sdram, also based on mini2440).
> > the kernel hang, no output.
> > 
> > after dig into it, I found something: add "mem=64M" into the kernel
> > paramer, then the kernel can start.
> > 
> > BUT:
> > the barebox doesn't pass that paramert to kernel for mini2440,
> > why the mini2440 kernel can start normally?
> > 
> > how does the kernel on 2440 get the sdram size?
> There is no autodetection possible. Take a look into
> the "arch/arm/boards/friendlyarm-mini2440/lowlevel_init.S": This is the code
> which runs immediately after reset. It calls the
> function "s3c24x0_sdram_init" from the generic part, and uses hard coded
> values from "arch/arm/boards/friendlyarm-mini2440/config.h" to setup the
> SDRAM controller according to the attached SDRAM type.
> When the SDRAM is up and running, it is very easy to read back the SDRAM
> size from the SDRAM controller's registers (which is done in the
> function "s3c24xx_get_memory_size").
> So you need routines which do the same job for your S3C2442 CPU.
and the kernel? how does the kernel know the sdram size for mini2440?
read the cpu register set by barebox?
> Regards,
> Juergen

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