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Subject[PATCH 2/2] mips: boot compressed: add support for vlinuz ELF DTB
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For legacy bootloader devices that do not support DTB,
and only support booting ELF, or have issues booting large ELF files.

vmlinux (objcopy to bytecode then compressed for vmlinuz)
requires MIPS_RAW_APPENDED_DTB, then
vmlinuz may use MIPS_ELF_APPENDED_DTB_VMLINUZ, and insert the DTB into
the ELF:

objcopy --update-section .appended_dtb=<filename>.dtb vmlinuz

Signed-off-by: John Thomson <git@johnthomson.fastmail.com.au>
---
arch/mips/Kconfig | 21 +++++++++++++++++++++
arch/mips/boot/compressed/decompress.c | 4 ++++
arch/mips/boot/compressed/vmlinuz.lds.S | 9 +++++++++
3 files changed, 34 insertions(+)

diff --git a/arch/mips/Kconfig b/arch/mips/Kconfig
index 8f328298f8c..2749d46be9e 100644
--- a/arch/mips/Kconfig
+++ b/arch/mips/Kconfig
@@ -3098,6 +3098,27 @@ choice
if you don't intend to always append a DTB.
endchoice

+config MIPS_ELF_APPENDED_DTB_VMLINUZ
+ bool "vmlinuz (ELF self-decompressing kernel) appended DTB support"
+ depends on MIPS_RAW_APPENDED_DTB && SYS_SUPPORTS_ZBOOT
+ help
+ With this option, the vmlinuz (self-decompressing kernel ELF binary)
+ boot code will look for a device tree binary (DTB|FDT) included in
+ the vmlinux ELF section .appended_dtb. By default it is empty and
+ the DTB can be appended using binutils command
+ objcopy:
+
+ objcopy --update-section .appended_dtb=<filename>.dtb vmlinuz
+
+ This is meant as a backward compatiblity convenience for those
+ systems with a bootloader that can't be upgraded to accommodate
+ the documented boot protocol using a device tree.
+
+ vmlinuz uses the compressed vmlinux.bin, thus vmlinux must use
+ MIPS_RAW_APPENDED_DTB to expect a DTB at the end-of-uncompressed
+ kernel location. vmlinuz copies the DTB to this location after kernel
+ decompression.
+
choice
prompt "Kernel command line type" if !CMDLINE_OVERRIDE
default MIPS_CMDLINE_FROM_DTB if USE_OF && !ATH79 && !MACH_INGENIC && \
diff --git a/arch/mips/boot/compressed/decompress.c b/arch/mips/boot/compressed/decompress.c
index 88f5d637b1c..cd1a47c69e3 100644
--- a/arch/mips/boot/compressed/decompress.c
+++ b/arch/mips/boot/compressed/decompress.c
@@ -33,7 +33,11 @@ extern void puthex(unsigned long long val);
#define puthex(val) do {} while (0)
#endif

+#ifdef CONFIG_MIPS_ELF_APPENDED_DTB_VMLINUZ
+unsigned char __section(.appended_dtb) __appended_dtb[0x100000];
+#else
extern char __appended_dtb[];
+#endif

void error(char *x)
{
diff --git a/arch/mips/boot/compressed/vmlinuz.lds.S b/arch/mips/boot/compressed/vmlinuz.lds.S
index 890c31c55c1..f5a35b60059 100644
--- a/arch/mips/boot/compressed/vmlinuz.lds.S
+++ b/arch/mips/boot/compressed/vmlinuz.lds.S
@@ -31,9 +31,18 @@ SECTIONS
CONSTRUCTORS
. = ALIGN(16);
}
+
+#ifdef CONFIG_MIPS_ELF_APPENDED_DTB_VMLINUZ
+ /* keep the empty unreferenced ELF DTB section */
+ .appended_dtb : {
+ *(.appended_dtb)
+ KEEP(*(.appended_dtb))
+ }
+#else
__appended_dtb = .;
/* leave space for appended DTB */
. += 0x100000;
+#endif /* _APPENDED_DTB */

_edata = .;
/* End of data section */
--
2.28.0
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