Commit 4d907025 authored by Stephen Warren's avatar Stephen Warren Committed by Simon Glass

sandbox: restore ability to access host fs through standard commands

Commit 95fac6ab "sandbox: Use os functions to read host device tree"
removed the ability for get_device_and_partition() to handle the "host"
device type, and redirect accesses to it to the host filesystem. This
broke some unit tests that use this feature. So, revert that change. The
code added back by this patch is slightly different to pacify checkpatch.

However, we're then left with "host" being both:
- A pseudo device that accesses the hosts real filesystem.
- An emulated block device, which accesses "sectors" inside a file stored
  on the host.

In order to resolve this discrepancy, rename the pseudo device from host
to hostfs, and adjust the unit-tests for this change.

The "help sb" output is modified to reflect this rename, and state where
the host and hostfs devices should be used.
Signed-off-by: 's avatarStephen Warren <>
Tested-by: 's avatarJosh Wu <>
Acked-by: 's avatarSimon Glass <>
Tested-by: 's avatarSimon Glass <>
parent dbb7234b
......@@ -114,11 +114,13 @@ static int do_sandbox(cmd_tbl_t *cmdtp, int flag, int argc,
sb, 8, 1, do_sandbox,
"Miscellaneous sandbox commands",
"load host <dev> <addr> <filename> [<bytes> <offset>] - "
"load hostfs - <addr> <filename> [<bytes> <offset>] - "
"load a file from host\n"
"sb ls host <filename> - list files on host\n"
"sb save host <dev> <filename> <addr> <bytes> [<offset>] - "
"sb ls hostfs - <filename> - list files on host\n"
"sb save hostfs - <filename> <addr> <bytes> [<offset>] - "
"save a file to host\n"
"sb bind <dev> [<filename>] - bind \"host\" device to file\n"
"sb info [<dev>] - show device binding & info"
"sb info [<dev>] - show device binding & info\n"
"sb commands use the \"hostfs\" device. The \"host\" device is used\n"
"with standard IO commands such as fatls or ext2load"
......@@ -510,6 +510,25 @@ int get_device_and_partition(const char *ifname, const char *dev_part_str,
int part;
disk_partition_t tmpinfo;
* Special-case a psuedo block device "hostfs", to allow access to the
* host's own filesystem.
if (0 == strcmp(ifname, "hostfs")) {
*dev_desc = NULL;
info->start = 0;
info->size = 0;
info->blksz = 0;
info->bootable = 0;
strcpy((char *)info->type, BOOT_PART_TYPE);
strcpy((char *)info->name, "Sandbox host");
info->uuid[0] = 0;
return 0;
/* If no dev_part_str, use bootdevice environment variable */
if (!dev_part_str || !strlen(dev_part_str) ||
!strcmp(dev_part_str, "-"))
......@@ -165,12 +165,12 @@ static int do_ut_cmd(cmd_tbl_t *cmdtp, int flag, int argc, char * const argv[])
/* File existence */
HUSH_TEST(e, "-e host - creating_this_file_breaks_uboot_unit_test", n);
run_command("sb save host - creating_this_file_breaks_uboot_unit_test 0 1", 0);
HUSH_TEST(e, "-e host - creating_this_file_breaks_uboot_unit_test", y);
HUSH_TEST(e, "-e hostfs - creating_this_file_breaks_uboot_unit_test", n);
run_command("sb save hostfs - creating_this_file_breaks_uboot_unit_test 0 1", 0);
HUSH_TEST(e, "-e hostfs - creating_this_file_breaks_uboot_unit_test", y);
/* Perhaps this could be replaced by an "rm" shell command one day */
HUSH_TEST(e, "-e host - creating_this_file_breaks_uboot_unit_test", n);
HUSH_TEST(e, "-e hostfs - creating_this_file_breaks_uboot_unit_test", n);
......@@ -14,7 +14,7 @@ set -e
run_uboot() {
echo -n "Test Verified Boot Run: $1: "
${uboot} -d sandbox-u-boot.dtb >${tmp} -c '
sb load host 0 100;
sb load hostfs - 100;
fdt addr 100;
bootm 100;
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