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This patch factors out the ARM FVP specific code to create MMU
translation tables so that it is possible for a boot loader stage to
create a different set of tables instead of using the default ones.
The default translation tables are created with the assumption that
the calling boot loader stage executes out of secure SRAM. This might
not be true for the BL3_2 stage in the future.
A boot loader stage can define the `fill_xlation_tables()` function as
per its requirements. It returns a reference to the level 1
translation table which is used by the common platform code to setup
This patch is a temporary solution before a larger rework of
translation table creation logic is introduced.
This patch reworks BL2 to BL3-1 hand over interface by introducing a
composite structure (bl31_args) that holds the superset of information
that needs to be passed from BL2 to BL3-1.
- The extents of secure memory available to BL3-1
- The extents of memory available to BL3-2 (not yet implemented) and
- Information to execute BL3-2 (not yet implemented) and BL3-3 images
This patch also introduces a new platform API (bl2_get_bl31_args_ptr)
that needs to be implemented by the platform code to export reference to
bl31_args structure which has been allocated in platform-defined memory.
The platform will initialize the extents of memory available to BL3-3
during early platform setup in bl31_args structure. This obviates the
need for bl2_get_ns_mem_layout platform API.
BL2 calls the bl2_get_bl31_args_ptr function to get a reference to
bl31_args structure. It uses the 'bl33_meminfo' field of this structure
to load the BL3-3 image. It sets the entry point information for the
BL3-3 image in the 'bl33_image_info' field of this structure. The
reference to this structure is passed to the BL3-1 image.
Also fixes issue ARM-software/tf-issues#25
This patch adds guards so that an exception vector exceeding 32
instructions will generate a compile-time error. This keeps the
exception handlers in check from spilling over.
This patch ensures that VBAR_EL3 points to the simple stack-less
'early_exceptions' when the C runtime stack is not correctly setup to
use the more complex 'runtime_exceptions'. It is initialised to
'runtime_exceptions' once this is done.
This patch also moves all exception vectors into a '.vectors' section
and modifies linker scripts to place all such sections together. This
will minimize space wastage from alignment restrictions.
The SynchronousExceptionA64 vector has gone beyond the 32-instruction
limit for individual exception vector. This patch splits and relocates
the exception handler so that it fits into the 32-instruction window.
This patch moves the translation tables into their own section. This
saves space that would otherwise have been lost in padding due to page
table alignment constraints. The BL31 and BL32 bases have been
Also fix warnings generated in release builds when assert code
Tidy up the spacing of variable definitions within the makefiles to make
them more consistent, easier to read and amend.
Signed-off-by: Ryan Harkin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Move all explicit platform or architecture specific references
into a new platform.mk file that is defined for each platform.
Signed-off-by: Ryan Harkin <email@example.com>
This patch replaces the empty definition of display_boot_progress() in
bl2_main.c with a weak definition. The former allowed bl2 to use the
early_exceptions(). It is possible to do that with a simple weak
definition as well.
Ctags seem to have a problem with generating tags for assembler symbols
when a comment immediately follows an assembly label.
This patch inserts a single space character between the label
definition and the following comments to help ctags.
The patch is generated by the command:
git ls-files -- \*.S | xargs sed -i 's/^\([^:]\+\):;/\1: ;/1'
Traps when accessing architectural features are disabled by clearing bits
in CPTR_EL3 during early boot, including accesses to floating point
registers. The value of this register was previously undetermined, causing
unwanted traps to EL3. Future EL3 code (for example, context save/restore
code) may use floating point registers, although they are not used by current
Also, the '-mgeneral-regs-only' flag is enabled in the GCC settings to
prevent generation of code that uses floating point registers.
- This change is split into two separate patches in order to
simplify the history as interpreted by 'git'. The split is
between the move/rename and addition of new files.
- Remove dependency on toolchain C library headers and functions in
order to ensure behavioural compatibility between toolchains.
- Use FreeBSD as reference for C library implementation.
- Do not let GCC use default library include paths.
- Remove unused definitions in modified headers and implementations.
- Move C library files to 'lib/stdlib' and 'include/stdlib'.
- Break std.c functions out into separate files.
Platform setup code has to reserve some memory for storing the
memory layout information. It is populated in early platform setup
blx_get_sec_mem_layout() functions used to return a copy of this
structure. This patch modifies blx_get_sec_mem_layout() functions
so that they now directly return a pointer to their memory layout
structure. It ensures that the memory layout returned by
blx_get_sec_mem_layout() is always up-to-date and also avoids a
useless copy of the meminfo structure.
Also rename blx_get_sec_mem_layout() to blx_plat_sec_mem_layout()
to make it clear those functions are platform specific.
- Add instructions for contributing to ARM Trusted Firmware.
- Update copyright text in all files to acknowledge contributors.
This patch makes sure the C runtime environment is properly
initialised before executing any C code.
- Zero-initialise NOBITS sections (e.g. the bss section).
- Relocate BL1 data from ROM to RAM.
- Check at link-time that bootloader images will fit in memory
at run time and that they won't overlap each other.
- Remove text and rodata orphan sections.
- Define new linker symbols to remove the need for platform setup
code to know the order of sections.
- Reduce the size of the raw binary images by cutting some sections
out of the disk image and allocating them at load time, whenever
- Rework alignment constraints on sections.
- Remove unused linker symbols.
- Homogenize linker symbols names across all BLs.
- Add some comments in the linker scripts.
Any asynchronous exception caused by the firmware should be handled
in the firmware itself. For this reason, unmask SError exceptions
(and Debug ones as well) on all boot paths. Also route external
abort and SError interrupts to EL3, otherwise they will target EL1.
blx_plat_arch_setup() should only perform platform-specific
architectural setup, e.g. enabling the MMU. This patch moves
generic architectural setup code out of blx_plat_arch_setup().