Commit 3840ebfa authored by Feng Wang's avatar Feng Wang Committed by Wolfgang Denk
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fdt: Fix bug in size calculation in fdt_resize() with initrd use

Original bug description from Feng (fdt_resize() bug caused "WARNING:
could not set linux, initrd-start FDT_ERR_NOSPACE."):

What I got is an error: "WARNING: could not set linux,initrd-start
FDT_ERR_NOSPACE." after loading Device Tree blob. This in turn caused
linux to miss init part.

After some digging, I found out the reason for this error, it is caused
by fdt_resize().

FDT blob got resized after filling in all board specific information of
PowerPC. (in boot_body_linux()). It reduced blob size with only extra
space for two fdt_reserve_entry, one for fdt itself, and one for initrd.
Then it's aligned to a 0x1000 page boundary. However, later in
fdt_initrd(), it could add two more properties, initrd-start AND
initrd-end, each one needs at least two fdt_reserve_entry sizes done by
_fdt_add_property() (name and value). Thus, the two fdt_reserve_entry
extra space is not sufficient.

So for some specific fdt size which is just under the page boundary
after resizing, this will cause an error of FDT_ERR_NOSPACE in
fdt_initrd() when setting those two properties, and failed to pass
initrd information to linux.

My fix is in fdt_resize(), leave at least 4 fdt_reserve_entry for
initrd. So instead of 2*sizeof(struct fdt_reserve_entry) for
actual_totalsize, use 5*sizeof(struc fdt_reserve_entry).

Stefan: I got this same error on katmai, when trying to boot with
initrd (run flash_self). This patch fixes this issue.
Signed-off-by: default avatarFeng Wang <>
Tested-by: default avatarStefan Roese <>
Cc: Jerry Van Baren <>
Acked-by: default avatarGerald Van Baren <>
parent 75b5bbde
......@@ -498,11 +498,12 @@ int fdt_resize(void *blob)
* Calculate the actual size of the fdt
* plus the size needed for two fdt_add_mem_rsv, one
* for the fdt itself and one for a possible initrd
* plus the size needed for 5 fdt_add_mem_rsv, one
* for the fdt itself and 4 for a possible initrd
* ((initrd-start + initrd-end) * 2 (name & value))
actualsize = fdt_off_dt_strings(blob) +
fdt_size_dt_strings(blob) + 2*sizeof(struct fdt_reserve_entry);
fdt_size_dt_strings(blob) + 5 * sizeof(struct fdt_reserve_entry);
/* Make it so the fdt ends on a page boundary */
actualsize = ALIGN(actualsize + ((uint)blob & 0xfff), 0x1000);
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