Problems booting exynos5420 with >1 CPU

Doug Anderson dianders at
Fri Jun 6 11:56:21 PDT 2014


On Fri, Jun 6, 2014 at 11:31 AM, Abhilash Kesavan
<kesavan.abhilash at> wrote:
> Hi Doug,
> On Fri, Jun 6, 2014 at 11:50 PM, Doug Anderson <dianders at> wrote:
>> Abhilash,
>> On Fri, Jun 6, 2014 at 11:12 AM, Abhilash Kesavan
>> <kesavan.abhilash at> wrote:
>>> Hi Doug,
>>> On Fri, Jun 6, 2014 at 11:32 PM, Doug Anderson <dianders at> wrote:
>>>> Abhilash,
>>>> On Fri, Jun 6, 2014 at 10:36 AM, Abhilash Kesavan
>>>> <kesavan.abhilash at> wrote:
>>>>> Hi Doug,
>>>>> The first change in the kernel (clearing an iRAM location) is needed
>>>>> because of an unnecessary change that we are carrying in the Chrome
>>>>> U-boot. There is no reason for us to have the workaround in the
>>>>> mainline kernel. Rather, we should remove the check from our u-boot.
>>>>> However AFAIR a clean-up patch that I had posted internally was not
>>>>> accepted as we had frozen the SPL at the time.
>>>> Ah, is that this one, or a different one?
>>> Yes, this along with a kernel side change.
>> Can we safely take this one without the kernel-side one?
> Yes, just the u-boot change should suffice.
>>>> If we land that patch now it won't help since nobody is going to be
>>>> updating their read-only firmware.  We'll need to put code somewhere
>>>> that fixes it.
>>> We just carry the workaround fix locally until we migrate to mainline
>>> u-boot for 5420 where the unnecessay check will not be present.
>> I think there are people out there who want to run a mainline kernel
>> on existing Chromebook 2 hardware and don't want to rewrite their RO
>> firmware.  We need a solution for those people.
> Yes, I see your point. But, do you think someone who has changed the
> existing fused kernel on the device to a mainline one would be averse
> to applying a couple of small work-around changes as well ? Their
> finding this thread and the proposed "magic" fixes may be difficult
> but not the actual application I think.
> How about having a page similar to
> ""
> for Peach ? We could have the work-arounds listed there.

We can (though the fewer weird things we have the better), but we
definitely need to provide workarounds that don't require people to
change their RO firmware.

Thinking all that through, I think the answer is that we want to
abandon the U-Boot change above
<>.  At this point
we're never going to take it at this point and there's no possible way
to do it in an RW firmware update (right?) since any workaround would
be overwritten by the SPL at resume time.

So the proper "fix" for the "mw.l 02073028 0" is a kernel fix.  ...and
if upstream doesn't want land it because it's impure then we'll just
have to list it on our "apply these hacks to your kernel".  You sent
me this as a kernel fix before and now I think I understand why (to
handle the s2r case).  Can you please post this up to the mailing
list?  Please make sure it will handle the suspend/resume case
whenever suspend/resume starts working (I haven't tested but I
remember hearing that it doesn't work).

Note: I think there are actually two possible kernel fixes (right?):
1. Have the kernel itself (re)write the code at 0x02073000 at bootup /
resume time.  I don't know of any reason why this should need to be in
U-Boot.  Maybe upstream would take this?

2. Have the kernel clear this flag to work with existing Chromebook 2 firmware.


The proper "fix" for the "mw.l 10d25000 3" is a U-Boot fix.  Let me
see if I can put together something that will handle this in RW
U-Boot.  Even if we don't officially ship this RW U-Boot we can always
point people at the binaries.

Does that make sense?


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