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[Qemu-devel] [PATCH for-2.5] piix: Document coreboot-specific RAM size c

From: Eduardo Habkost
Subject: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH for-2.5] piix: Document coreboot-specific RAM size config register
Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2015 16:15:31 -0300

The existing i440fx initialization code sets a PCI config register that
isn't documented anywhere in the Intel 440FX datasheet. Register 0x57 is
DRAMC (DRAM Control) and has nothing to do with the RAM size.

This was implemented in commit ec5f92ce6ac8ec09056be77e03c941be188648fa
because old coreboot code tried to read registers 0x5a-0x5f,0x56,0x57 to
get the RAM size from QEMU, but I couldn't find out why coreboot did
that. I assume it was a mistake, and the original code was supposed to
be reading the DRB[0-7] registers (offsets 0x60-0x67).

Document that coreboot-specific register offset in a macro and a
comment, for future reference.

Cc: Ed Swierk <address@hidden>
Cc: Richard Smith <address@hidden>
Signed-off-by: Eduardo Habkost <address@hidden>
References to coreboot commits:
* Original commit adding code reading register offsets
  0x5a, 0x5b, 0x5c, 0x5d, 0x5e, 0x5f, 0x56, 0x57 to Intel 440bx code in
* Commit adding the same register offsets to QEMU-specific
  coreboot code:
* coreboot commit replacing the weird register offsets with
  code that actually reads the DRB7 register, in the I440BX code:
* coreboot commit replacing the weird register offets with
  code reading the CMOS in QEMU-specific code:
 hw/pci-host/piix.c | 7 ++++++-
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/hw/pci-host/piix.c b/hw/pci-host/piix.c
index ad55f99..1cb25f3 100644
--- a/hw/pci-host/piix.c
+++ b/hw/pci-host/piix.c
@@ -117,6 +117,11 @@ struct PCII440FXState {
 #define I440FX_PAM_SIZE 7
 #define I440FX_SMRAM    0x72
+/* Older coreboot versions (4.0 and older) read a config register that doesn't
+ * exist in real hardware, to get the RAM size from QEMU.
+ */
+#define I440FX_COREBOOT_RAM_SIZE 0x57
 static void piix3_set_irq(void *opaque, int pirq, int level);
 static PCIINTxRoute piix3_route_intx_pin_to_irq(void *opaque, int pci_intx);
 static void piix3_write_config_xen(PCIDevice *dev,
@@ -394,7 +399,7 @@ PCIBus *i440fx_init(PCII440FXState **pi440fx_state,
     if (ram_size > 255) {
         ram_size = 255;
-    d->config[0x57] = ram_size;
+    d->config[I440FX_COREBOOT_RAM_SIZE] = ram_size;

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