Marc Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org) just uploaded a new patch set to gerrit, which you can find at http://review.coreboot.org/66
commit cd3d80c3e6c6c4b3de63802ddab280da3c96e975 Author: Marc Jones email@example.com Date: Tue Jun 28 14:30:05 2011 -0600
Libpayload needs to clear the bss region.
Libpayload shouldn't count on coreboot or other payloads to clear memory. This fixes problems with payloads being loaded after or on top of each other.
Change-Id: I30303d47e465e8921f47acab667c7998ba79fca7 Signed-off-by: Marc Jones firstname.lastname@example.org --- payloads/libpayload/arch/i386/head.S | 9 ++++++++- 1 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
diff --git a/payloads/libpayload/arch/i386/head.S b/payloads/libpayload/arch/i386/head.S index db18a51..88db412 100644 --- a/payloads/libpayload/arch/i386/head.S +++ b/payloads/libpayload/arch/i386/head.S @@ -70,10 +70,17 @@ _init: movl %esp, %esi
/* Store EAX and EBX */ - movl %eax,loader_eax movl %ebx,loader_ebx
+ /* Clear the bss */ + cld + movl $.bss, %edi + movl $_end, %ecx + subl %edi, %ecx + xor %ax, %ax + rep stosb + /* Setup new stack. */ movl $_stack, %ebx