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[Qemu-devel] [PATCH 0/5] hw/arm/boot: Support DTB autoload for firmware-

From: Peter Maydell
Subject: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 0/5] hw/arm/boot: Support DTB autoload for firmware-only boots
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2019 11:22:35 +0000

The arm_boot_info struct has a skip_dtb_autoload flag: if this is
set to true by the board code then arm_load_kernel() will not
load the DTB itself, but will leave this for the board code to
do itself later. However, the check for this is done in a
code path which is only executed for the case where we load
a kernel image file. If we're taking the "boot via firmware"
code path then the flag isn't honoured and the DTB is never
We didn't notice this because the only real user of "boot
via firmware" that cares about the DTB is the virt board
(for UEFI boot), and that always wants skip_dtb_autoload
anyway. But the SBSA reference board model we're planning to
add will want the flag to behave correctly.

The first four patches in this set are just refactoring,
splitting the code in arm_load_kernel() out into a
couple of sub-functions for "direct kernel boot" and
"firmware boot". The last patch that fixes the issue is
then just a one-liner. (Without the refactoring we'd
need to use a goto, which is what I wanted to avoid.)

-- PMM

Peter Maydell (5):
  hw/arm/boot: Fix block comment style in arm_load_kernel()
  hw/arm/boot: Factor out "direct kernel boot" code into its own
  hw/arm/boot: Factor out "set up firmware boot" code
  hw/arm/boot: Clarify why arm_setup_firmware_boot() doesn't set
  hw/arm/boot: Support DTB autoload for firmware-only boots

 hw/arm/boot.c | 166 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++---------------------
 1 file changed, 96 insertions(+), 70 deletions(-)


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