Crochet build for Pi3 fails to boot on r313441 (and later), works on r313109

Toomas Soome tsoome at
Thu Feb 9 15:31:33 UTC 2017

> On 9. veebr 2017, at 17:05, Karl Denninger <karl at> wrote:
> On 2/9/2017 08:58, Toomas Soome wrote:
>>> On 9. veebr 2017, at 16:36, Karl Denninger <karl at> <mailto:karl at> wrote:
>>> On 2/8/2017 16:18, Karl Denninger wrote:
>>>> r313441 blows up on the Pi3 in /boot/loader.efi with:
>>>> FreeBSD/arm64 EFI loader, Revision 1.1
>>>> (Tue Feb  7 15:15:52 CST 2017 freebsd at <mailto:freebsd at>)
>>>> Failed to start image provided by UFS (14)
>>>> "Synchronous Abort" handler, esr 0x96000004
>>>> ELR:     3af62cec
>>>> LR:      3af61d60
>>>> x0 : 0000000000000001 x1 : 0000000000000001
>>>> x2 : 000000003afeb000 x3 : 000000000000003f
>>>> x4 : 0000000000000020 x5 : 0000000000000010
>>>> x6 : 0000000000000000 x7 : 0000000039b260a4
>>>> x8 : 000000003af61d48 x9 : 000000000000000d
>>>> x10: 0000000000000030 x11: 0000000000000000
>>>> x12: 0000000000000000 x13: 0000000000000002
>>>> x14: 0000000000000000 x15: 0000000000000000
>>>> x16: 0000000000000000 x17: 0000000000000000
>>>> x18: 000000003ab30df8 x19: 0000000037a16008
>>>> x20: 0000000000000000 x21: 0000000000000000
>>>> x22: 0000000039b28000 x23: 0000000039b1d49c
>>>> x24: 0000000039b28850 x25: 000000003ab3d740
>>>> x26: 000000003af839a0 x27: 0000000039b2e3e8
>>>> x28: 0000000000000000 x29: 000000003ab2ef60
>>>> Resetting CPU ...
>>>> If you copy in a loader.efi from an earlier build (e.g. r313109) then the system boots but complains about SMP problems, fails to start any of the other CPUs (although it sees them) and panics before it reaches a login prompt with what appears to be a problem reading the SD card (I also get a couple of lor's in here too..... not sure if those are "real" or false positives)
>>>> B
>>> This has been isolated to r313333 in sys/boot/efi; reverting the EFI
>>> loader to a previous revision stops the crash.
>>> Filed here: <> <> <>
>> Does it still crash with r313442? I think it does and this is why:
>> From your log above, the hint is "Failed to start image provided by UFS (14)”, so what we can guess here is that for some reason the loader.efi main() failed to detect the boot device, and did return back to boot1.
>> Boot1 did print out this error message and did call panic(). So, the question is, why it is failing to detect the root fs handle. I’ll try to check if I can replicate the issue with x86 + ufs.
>> BTW: sorry for trouble:)
>> rgds,
>> toomas
> Yes.
> It's isolated to that particular revision, which appears to have reworked the enumeration of the available devices to boot from.  Reverting only sys/boot/efi to anything before 313333 (e.g. "svn update -r 313332 ." in src/sys/boot/efi) and rebuilding results in a loader.efi that successfully loads and starts the kernel.

Well, the x86 version does not appear to have problems with finding the ufs devices. So this has to be some sort of corner case related to arm:( unfortunately I do not have much variants to test arm, except qemu… so some help would be needed there. Since the only crash is from boot1 call to panic, I am pretty sure the disk detection and setup was ok, so we should get disk list if we insert something like:

for (i = 0; devsw[i] != NULL; i++) {
        if (devsw[i]->dv_print != NULL){
            if (devsw[i]->dv_print(verbose))

after dv_init() loop.

If thats true, then it should not take too much to find why we fail to get the handle for root fs in case of arm… 


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