From: Marc Jones [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 10:39 AM
To: Stefan Reinauer
Cc: She, Kerry; coreboot
Subject: Re: [coreboot] how to delete symbol link created at compile time
On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 4:44 PM, Stefan Reinauer
* Marc Jones <marcj303(a)gmail.com> [111016
> >> > I have created 2 devicetree file :
> >> >
> >> > devicetree_f15.cb for platform with family 15 CPU
> >> >
> >> > devicetree_f10.cb for platform with family 10 CPU
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > I changed the makefile to create a symbol link
> devicetree_f10.cb or devicetree_f15.cb at compile time.
>> > The problem is that I can't delete the symbol link when make
>> > clean/distclean.
> Please fix the problem by using one device tree for both platforms.
Can you explain your thoughts on how that would work? Can we put a #if
in the devicetree.cb? It uses the c precompiler? It requires different
CPU files/device locations. We can try it next week.
Usually the way this is handled in coreboot is that there is one socket
that binds together all CPU types. Then in the device tree only the
socket type is specified, and code for both CPUs is pulled in.
Maybe we need something like a socket for northbridge code, since the
northbridge now lives in the CPU?
It seems like a bad idea to have to recompile your BIOS because you
change the CPU. We did a lot of nastyness with K8 and Fam10, but we
should find a better way to do this for future chipsets/CPUs.
Yes, we are discussing how the AGESA code would work. The socket
decision is rather complicated as we need a way to handle multiple
calls with the same names (function point tables etc). I think that
there may be a solution within AGESA, but the device tree may still be
a problem as the CPUs have different HT link numbering. This makes it
hard to have the same device tree layout for the same socket.
Because of the function name conflict, put cpu code of 2 families together would not
We need to dig into AGESA more to figure out a solution.
As for the devicetree problem, following text is the devicetree difference in detail:
--- devicetree_fam10.cb 2011-08-15 15:00:14.426692437 +0800
+++ devicetree_fam15.cb 2011-08-15 15:00:14.426692437 +0800
@@ -16,19 +16,17 @@
# along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
# Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA
device lapic_cluster 0 on
- chip cpu/amd/agesa/family10
- device lapic 0x10 on end
+ chip cpu/amd/agesa/family15
+ device lapic 0x20 on end
device pci_domain 0 on
subsystemid 0x15d9 0xab11 inherit #SuperMicro
- chip northbridge/amd/agesa/family10 # CPU side of HT root complex
- device pci 18.0 on end # link 0
- device pci 18.0 on end # link 1
- device pci 18.0 on end # link 2
- device pci 18.0 on # link 3, SB on socket0 link 2, on internal Node0 Link 3
+ chip northbridge/amd/agesa/family15 # CPU side of HT root complex
+ device pci 18.0 on end # Link 0
+ device pci 18.0 on # Link 1, IO-HUB on socket0 link 2(internal Node0 Link 1)
chip northbridge/amd/cimx/rd890 # Southbridge PCI side of HT Root complex
device pci 0.0 on end # HT Root Complex 0x9600