It seems since version 4.17 and since commit:
Makefile.inc: Generate master header and pointer as C structs
The coreboot miscompiles the ROM image. At the beginning of the image
there should be usually something like:
"cbfs_master_header" and "ORBC"
but on my setup there is no ORBC magic ID. Instead it seems a ".note.gnu.property"
section has been copied by objcopy into the final image (conincidentally it is
the last section in the object file too).
Does anybody have the same problem? The missing header will cause seabios to fail to
detect secondary payloads (ex. memtest and nvramcui) and probably the rest of CBFS stuff
My binutils version is 2.38 (exactl version is: GNU objcopy version 2.38-slack151).
But for coreboot 4.16 the image seems to be compiled correctly (so the problem would be
only with a singular object file?).
I was able to force the correct section copy by changing the Makefile.inc near this code:
$(eval $(2): $(1) $(obj)/build.h $(obj)/fmap_config.h $(KCONFIG_AUTOHEADER); \
printf " CC+STRIP $(1)\n"; \
$(CC_ramstage) -MMD $(CPPFLAGS_ramstage) $(CFLAGS_ramstage) --param asan-globals=0 $$(ramstage-c-ccopts) -include $(KCONFIG_AUTOHEADER) -MT $(2) -o $(2).tmp -c $(1) && \
- $(OBJCOPY_ramstage) -O binary --set-section-flags .bss*=alloc,contents,load $(2).tmp $(2); \
+ $(OBJCOPY_ramstage) -O binary --only-section=.data.* --set-section-flags .bss*=alloc,contents,load $(2).tmp $(2); \
but this is most like really dirty hack. With this change the ORBC header is generated correctly,
but I didn't have a chance to test if the image boots.
How should I fix it correctly.