[coreboot] GeodeLX RAM initialisation issue
nathan at traverse.com.au
Tue Nov 10 21:26:02 CET 2009
Marc Jones wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 7:57 AM, Nathan Williams <nathan at traverse.com.au> wrote:
>> Another observation I made was that by setting the debug_level to BIOS_CRIT,
>> instead of dying at the usual spot in disable_car() and stopping, coreboot
>> would reset continuously (cycling every 1-2 seconds)
Since I needed to have a BIOS that didn't have much debugging enabled
for a customer sample, I looked a bit deeper to find the cause of this
continuous reset behaviour. Even changing the debug level from
BIOS_SPEW to BIOS_DEBUG caused the reset. I tracked it down to a single
printk and my attached patch means it works at BIOS_CRIT now, just
with a few extra debug lines. Without the printk, the code gets to
"missing phase4_read_resources" (just a few lines down from my patch)
>> Another issue that's partly related is the ability for coreboot to set the
>> GeodeLink speed depending on the detected RAM speed. As a work-around, we
>> are only using 333MHz SODIMMs and have set the bootstrap bits for
>> GLCP_SYS_RSTPLL[7:1] (section 220.127.116.11 of LX databook) to 500Mhz CPU,
>> 333MHz GLIU instead of bypass mode. In bypass mode, the GLIU is 266MHz and
>> some of our 333MHz RAM will fail in disable_car(). As a test, I have
>> experimented with
>> pll_reset(MANUALCONF, PLLMSRHI, PLLMSRLO) in initram.c in an attempt to
>> change the GLIU to 333MHz. I probably didn't have the correct bits set, so
>> even though I managed to set GLIU, it failed the last test (DLL) in
>> sdram_enable() and would reset.
> Your second problem might explain the first. You should look closely
> at the detection problem. It depends on the reset and the state of the
> rstpll flags. There could be a corner case or something unusual going
> on. How did you set the boot strap bits with hardware (straps)? You
> should use pll_reset(ManualConf) settings to change it with hardware.
Sorry, I should have explained that we set the boostrap bits in hardware:
Bit 7: PW1 pad - active high when the PCI clock is 66 MHz, low for 33 MHz.
Bit 6: IRQ13 pad - active high for stall-on-reset debug feature,
Bit 5: PW0 pad - part of CPU/GLIU frequency selects.
Bit 4: SUSPA# pad - part of CPU/GLIU frequency selects.
Bit 3: GNT2# pad - part of CPU/GLIU frequency selects.
Bit 2: GNT1# pad - part of CPU/GLIU frequency selects.
Bit 1: GNT0# pad - part of CPU/GLIU frequency selects.
We have pulled these pins up or down to be "0010110", which corresponds
to CPU 500MHz, GLIU 333MHz in table 6-87. This should also mean that
the on reset, the value of GLCP_SYS_RSTPLL should be 0000049C_0300182Ch
(except that SWFLAGS (GLCP_SYS_RSTPLL[31:26]) is only reset to 0 on
Power On Reset (POR). So I should be using pll_reset(ManualConf)? I'll
try it later today and see if I can get some debugging output.
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