[coreboot] v2: The elfboot process with 128MB RAM

Stefan Reinauer stepan at coresystems.de
Fri Sep 5 00:42:37 CEST 2008

Mats Erik Andersson wrote:
> Hello all,
> I could use some of your insight into the elfboot stage.
> Appended to this message are two printouts of the elfboot
> process for 128MB RAM (which comes to a halt), and for
> 64MB RAM (which succeeds). It is jmp_to_elf_entry() in
>    src/arch/i386/boot/boot.c
> that is unable to complete the set task for 128MB RAM.
> I suspect that the problem lies in the value of
> 'bounce_buffer' that is determined in src/boot/elfboot.c,
> but I fail to identify why a large value is causing
> any problem at all. The informational "Candidate bounce_buffer"
> is my addition at the loop end in get_bounce_buffer().
> Since FILO never starts with 128MB, I cannot verify that the
> linuxbios_table indeed gets the expected last entry
Are you sure your second 64M are working correctly?

This could well be a ram init problem.

Which board?

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