On 2011-Oct-23 18:12 , Nathan Kunkee wrote:
I've checked out the Sun OpenBOOT code they provided, and gotten a
little lost. I was curious if anyone else has reviewed or built the
Well, I have. I was part of the team that reviewed and exported that
code for open source. Although the motivation was more a matter of
making the source readable than buildable. That was back when we were
Sun, Oracle doesn't do this kind of thing.
I've found the two key Makefiles:
Yup. Generally, you run the tools/Makefile first, which builds pieces
the individual platform builds will need. That's now an automatic part
of ordinary builds, although I don't think it was back then. Once you
have tools built, you go into arch/sun4v/ontario/release/ and make
there. That should produce an openboot.bin.
I figured out that a 'make' from the latter
works on building the
tools for constructing the firmware, while the former uses them to
build a firmware image. I've gotten stuck trying to build this since
it causes a SIGSEGV in libc on my Ultra60. Would anyone else be
interested if I start trying to patch it to have debug symbols and use
gcc as well as Oracle Solaris Studio (SUNWpro)?
Are you running Solaris 10 or later? You might try under Solaris 9 (the
release that was current at the time we shipped it), there was a
disagreement between Solaris and Openboot's assembler code on use of a
couple of the %g registers. This caused openboot builds to break in
Solaris 10. I believe this build was snapshotted before we fixed that.