path: root/arch/x86
diff options
authorGabe Black <gabeblack@google.com>2011-11-12 16:31:18 +0000
committerGraeme Russ <graeme.russ@gmail.com>2011-11-29 21:30:38 +1100
commit03228b26d5d999b05ea6e5946ad0375715b9043c (patch)
tree3ac9ce371564425cd6e2bab64366ac8beabe8056 /arch/x86
parent2f0e0cd246c2279883062fcfe90cd705f05bcb31 (diff)
x86: Fix how the location of the realmode and bios blobs are calculated
There are two blobs embedded into the u-boot image which are linked to run at an address which is different from where they actually end up in the ROM, one called "realmode" and one called "bios". There are realmode_setup and bios_setup functions which prepare those blobs by copying them into the location they're supposed to run from, among other things. During u-boot relocation from ROM to RAM, the text and a few data segments are copied over. The realmode and bios sections are not copied, and so the only place they can be read from is their original location in the ROM. Looking specifically at the bios blob, there are symbols defined in the linker script called __bios_start and __bios_size which are defined to be the start and size of the blob in the ROM. In the bios_setup function, there seem to be two mistakes happening. First, the offset from ROM to RAM is being added to __bios_start which implies that this code expects to use the copy moved to RAM. No such copy is made, so that's wrong. More subtly, when u-boot relocates itself, it goes through all of the relocations stored in .rel.dyn and fixes them up. This has the effect of transforming the __bios_start reference in bios_setup so that it refers to the version in RAM (if one existed) instead of the one in ROM. To correct for that, the offset actually needs to be subtracted out again to translate the address back into the ROM. The net effect is that for both blobs, a + needs to be changed to a -. Signed-off-by: Gabe Black <gabeblack@chromium.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'arch/x86')
2 files changed, 10 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/arch/x86/lib/bios_setup.c b/arch/x86/lib/bios_setup.c
index 053280b95..0dfe4a103 100644
--- a/arch/x86/lib/bios_setup.c
+++ b/arch/x86/lib/bios_setup.c
@@ -78,7 +78,11 @@ static void setvector(int vector, u16 segment, void *handler)
int bios_setup(void)
- ulong bios_start = (ulong)&__bios_start + gd->reloc_off;
+ /*
+ * The BIOS section is not relocated and still in the ROM. The
+ * __bios_start symbol was adjusted, though, so adjust it back.
+ */
+ ulong bios_start = (ulong)&__bios_start - gd->reloc_off;
ulong bios_size = (ulong)&__bios_size;
static int done;
diff --git a/arch/x86/lib/realmode.c b/arch/x86/lib/realmode.c
index 5a525ee79..bf0d0aaa3 100644
--- a/arch/x86/lib/realmode.c
+++ b/arch/x86/lib/realmode.c
@@ -30,7 +30,11 @@
int realmode_setup(void)
- ulong realmode_start = (ulong)&__realmode_start + gd->reloc_off;
+ /*
+ * The realmode section is not relocated and still in the ROM. The
+ * __realmode_start symbol was adjusted, though, so adjust it back.
+ */
+ ulong realmode_start = (ulong)&__realmode_start - gd->reloc_off;
ulong realmode_size = (ulong)&__realmode_size;
/* copy the realmode switch code */