Re: HoneyComb first-boot notes

From: Mark Millard via freebsd-arm <>
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 03:09:38 -0700
> On 2021-Jun-22, at 02:20, Dmitry Salychev via freebsd-arm <freebsd-arm at> wrote:
>>>>>> I put an existing FreeBSD Optane into a just delivered
>>>>>> HoneyComb, put in the RAM and the matching UEFI/ACPI
>>>>>> image on a microsd card and put the card in the slot.
>>>>>> I plugged in a USB3 Ethernet dongle, like I use on some
>>>>>> other systems. Serial console via its USB port for such.
>>>>>> (Optane instead of video card.) The UEFI/ACPI image was
>>>>>> extracted from:
>>>>>> in order to match the RAM and being based on the
>>>>>> most current vintage at:
>>>>>> It booted.
>>>>> Could you share whole dmesg?
>>>> I've not done a "boot -v" . The below is actually from a
>>>> captured serial console output. It is lightly edited. I
>>>> have omitted nearly all loader output (and before).
>>> Thanks for sharing. Have you seen somewhere in output from UEFI (before
>>> the loader) that "DPAA2 Management Complex initialized"?
>> The text "DPAA2" does not occur in the captured output
>> at all. However, that is my understanding of the expected
>> status.
> That's strange because DPAA2 firmware should be included into UEFI built from
> lx2160a_uefi:
> I assumed that there might be any output that firmware has been loaded correctly
> at least.

The edk2 build is not a debug build and, before putting up
the menu, only outputs (I stripped some escape sequences):
NOTICE:  BL2: Built : 07:47:06, May 31 2021
NOTICE:  DDR4 UDIMM with 2-rank 64-bit bus (x8)

NOTICE:  64 GB DDR4, 64-bit, CL=17, ECC off, 256B, CS0+CS1
NOTICE:  BL2: Booting BL31
NOTICE:  BL31: v2.4(release):v2.0-4462-ge7b392d0a
NOTICE:  BL31: Built : 07:47:10, May 31 2021
NOTICE:  Welcome to lx2160acex7 BL31 Phase

UEFI firmware built at 07:44:26 on May 31 2021. version:
SOC: LX2160ACE Rev2.0 (0x87360020)
UEFI firmware (version 202102 built at 07:44:28 on May 31 2021)
Tianocore/EDK2 firmware version 202102
Press ESCAPE for boot options ....

After the menu things start with basically:

Consoles: serial port  
|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\|/-\    Reading loader env vars from /efi/freebsd/loader.env
Setting currdev to disk2p1:
|/-\|/FreeBSD/arm64 EFI loader, Revision 1.1

   Command line arguments: loader.efi
   Image base: 0xedc89000
   EFI version: 2.70
   EFI Firmware: EDK II (rev 0.00)
   Console: comconsole (0)
   Load Path: \EFI\BOOT\BOOTAA64.EFI
. . .

One might be able to make inferences from the content
of some potential menu displays. Otherwise, I expect
that a debug build would be required to see DPAA2

I do not expect one can validly infer much from the
lack of "DPAA2" text in my boot sequence (with any
capitalization vs. lower case status).

Mark Millard
marklmi at
( went
away in early 2018-Mar)

Received on Tue Jun 22 2021 - 10:09:38 UTC

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