[PATCH master] ARM: i.MX8M: romapi: reserve scratch space

Ahmad Fatoum a.fatoum at pengutronix.de
Tue Sep 5 07:26:48 PDT 2023

We have 32K of RAM at the end of the initial memory, where a
prebootloader can place data for future use. i.MX8M is currently the
only user and currently uses it to save the ROM API log, which is
located in SRAM and is inaccessible by the time barebox proper runs
in EL2. This area was so far not reserved, which can lead to clobbering
it when chainloading barebox. Avoid this by requesting the region.

Signed-off-by: Ahmad Fatoum <a.fatoum at pengutronix.de>
 arch/arm/mach-imx/romapi.c | 10 ++++++++++
 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+)

diff --git a/arch/arm/mach-imx/romapi.c b/arch/arm/mach-imx/romapi.c
index 2fd803b0d998..aef0ff0534c9 100644
--- a/arch/arm/mach-imx/romapi.c
+++ b/arch/arm/mach-imx/romapi.c
@@ -10,6 +10,8 @@
 #include <mach/imx/xload.h>
 #include <asm/barebox-arm.h>
 #include <zero_page.h>
+#include <memory.h>
+#include <init.h>
 #include <pbl.h>
 static int imx8m_bootrom_load(struct rom_api *rom_api, void *adr, size_t size)
@@ -84,6 +86,14 @@ const u32 *imx8m_get_bootrom_log(void)
 	return NULL;
+static int imx8m_reserve_scratch_area(void)
+	return PTR_ERR_OR_ZERO(request_sdram_region("scratch area",
+				    (ulong)arm_mem_scratch_get(),
+				    sizeof(struct imx_scratch_space)));
 void imx8m_save_bootrom_log(void *dest)
 	const u32 *rom_log;

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