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Previously, platform.h contained many declarations and definitions
used for different purposes. This file has been split so that:
* Platform definitions used by common code that must be defined
by the platform are now in platform_def.h. The exact include
path is exported through $PLAT_INCLUDES in the platform makefile.
* Platform definitions specific to the FVP platform are now in
* Platform API declarations specific to the FVP platform are now
* The remaining platform API declarations that must be ported by
each platform are still in platform.h but this file has been
moved to /include/plat/common since this can be shared by all
Currently the platform code gets to define the base address of each
boot loader image. However, the linker scripts couteract this
flexibility by enforcing a fixed overall layout of the different
images. For example, they require that the BL3-1 image sits below
the BL2 image. Choosing BL3-1 and BL2 base addresses in such a way
that it violates this constraint makes the build fail at link-time.
This patch requires the platform code to now define a limit address
for each image. The linker scripts check that the image fits within
these bounds so they don't rely anymore on the position of a given
image in regard to the others.
BL1 RO and RW base address used to be fixed, respectively to the first
address of the Trusted ROM and the first address of the Trusted RAM.
Introduce new platform defines to configure the BL1 RO and RW base
All common functions are being built into all binary images,
whether or not they are actually used. This change enables the
use of -ffunction-sections, -fdata-sections and --gc-sections
in the compiler and linker to remove unused code and data from
At present, the entry point for each BL image is specified via the
Makefiles and provided on the command line to the linker. When using a
link script the entry point should rather be specified via the ENTRY()
directive in the link script.
This patch updates linker scripts of all BL images to specify the entry
point using the ENTRY() directive. It also removes the --entry flag
passed to the linker through Makefile.
Fixes issue ARM-software/tf-issues#66
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 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.
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
- Add instructions for contributing to ARM Trusted Firmware.
- Update copyright text in all files to acknowledge contributors.
- 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.