imx6 nand: dbbt version/layout
Leif.Middelschulte at klsmartin.com
Fri Jun 11 08:16:40 PDT 2021
Am Montag, dem 03.05.2021 um 14:32 +0200 schrieb Sascha Hauer:
> Hi Leif,
> On Thu, Apr 22, 2021 at 12:13:59PM +0000, Middelschulte, Leif wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I'm in the process of fixing up imx-kobs to support
> > - boot configuration dumps
> > - boot stream extracts/updates
> > on iMX6QDL using the GPMI-NAND interface, as provided by some more
> > "recent" kernels.
> > I updated barebox on the NAND flash storage using another instance of
> > barebox. Now it turns out that the dbbt version used (i.e. written)
> > by
> > barebox and supported by imx-kobs (as it was) is not documented in
> > the
> > i.MX6 QDL reference manual.
> > Barebox uses DBBT version 0x1000000, while the reference manual
> > describes (i.MX6DQRM Rev 3., section 18.104.22.168) layout version 0x1.
> It's stored in big endian. Just endianess swap 0x01000000 and you have
> your 0x00000001.
Thank you for explaining the quite obvious, my bad. :)
On another note though: Barebox writes and verifies ' BCF' and
'TBBD' in the BCB.
The most recent manual (IMX6DQRM rev. 6)* states the following though:
- FCB FingerPrint "FCB ": also given as 0x20424346, which is ' BCF' in
- DBBT FingerPrint "DBBT": also given as 0x44424254, which is 'DBBT' in
Notice how the value is reversed in the first case, while it is not in
Other tools, such as imx-kobs, seem to use the value given in the
reference manual for the DBBT.
Since the ROM seems to boot either way, finding "the correct"
Fingerprint might be nitpicking, besides the verification (write skip).
*CAUTION: Older versions of the IMX6DQRM state even other hex values
for the FCB fingerprint (i.e. the ascii equivalent of ` BCN`).
> > Besides that, the reference manual apparently does not describe the
> > field `BBMarkerPhysicalOffsetInSpareData` at the end of the FCB
> > structure. Yet again, imx-kobs and barebox are reading/writing it.
> barebox doesn't actively sets the value to anything else than 0x0. I
> have no idea if and how the ROM interprets this value. Indeed the name
> of the field seems to be inconsistent to the reference manual.
Never mind this.
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