Hi all, I'm working on support for PC Engines APU2 (AMD GX-412TC) board and I finally manage to boot Voyage Linux and run memtest86+. There some limitations and concerns that I have and hope you can advise how to proceed.
- Platform doesn't show anything on UART after power off. It works fine
when going through reset after flashing new firmware. It seems to do something because LEDs light up. Any idea what can be wrong or how to approach that ?
- Platform boots only with AGESA <= 22.214.171.124. With newer version (>=
126.96.36.199) it hangs right after passing control to Linux (GRUB seems to work fine). Binary from master (1.0.0.A) reboots in the same place when it pass control or start testing memory. Anyone saw similar behavior ? If yes what is the approach to debug that ? Or maybe there known fixes for that ?
I added Rudolf Marek as reviewer maybe he has an idea.
- APU2 got only UART interface and to make it accept input character I
had to port some changes from out of tree SeaBIOS. I managed to merge it with upstream version and it seems to work for APU2. Some of those changes are very specific to APU2. Code is here: https://github.com/pcengines/seabios/commits/apu2-support
At this point, for testers (if any), I changed Makefiles to point to gihub repo, but wonder if pushing those changes make sense before merging APU2 support ?
It would make sense to push a change for the seabios project itself and select it for the apu2 change. In general it will take some time to land your changes in tree ;) so just do it now !
- I also had to modify memtest86plus because it hanged on code looking
for SPD. This platform do not use memory modules, just chips soldered on board. At this point there is SPD_DISABLE define that disable SPD reading. I'm not sure if this is correct approach and if this should be pushed for review before proving it work ? https://github.com/pcengines/memtest86plus/commits/apu2
My changes to coreboot are under review here: https://review.coreboot.org/#/c/14138/
Any help appreciated.
Best Regards Philipp