[coreboot] [PATCH] CBFS decompress error

Patrick Georgi patrick at georgi-clan.de
Thu Oct 8 22:56:00 CEST 2009

Am Donnerstag, den 08.10.2009, 14:49 -0600 schrieb Myles Watson:
> Move the ulzma prototype into cbfs.h
Not sure if I like it - that way, ulzma() becomes part of the public
interface of cbfs.
Any issue this fixes?

> Check the return value when decompressing.
That one is nice. Thank you.

> Signed-off-by: Myles Watson <mylesgw at gmail.com>
> It's not 100% fixed, since the caller (cbfs_load_stage)
> 	if (cbfs_decompress(stage->compression,
> 			     ((unsigned char *) stage) +
> 			     sizeof(struct cbfs_stage),
> 			     (void *) (u32) stage->load,
> 			     stage->len))
> 		return (void *) -1;
> returns -1 and then cbfs_and_run_core jumps to it.
> print_debug("Jumping to image.\r\n");
> dst = cbfs_load_stage(filename);
> print_debug("Jumping to image.\r\n");
> Why do we jump to a -1 instead of hanging?
-1 is a known free value (it points into ROM, at a highly unlikely
address) and as such used as "invalid image" marker.

It should be caught by the caller, which _might_ have some better idea
than hanging (eg. some backup image), so this is not an option inside


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