Add Proper Bootloader Support for Versatile Express
vexpress currently uses our master image approach which uses a fixed boot loader. However, vexpress can be configured/scripted to use different bootloaders. This would allow us to keep a fixed working bootloader, but also take the boot loader from the test iamge and instruct vexpress to boot it.
This will probably require creating a new vexpress.py device that extends master.py to deal with the new bootloader interactions.
- Antonio Terceiro
- Series goal:
- Accepted for trunk
- Milestone target:
- Started by
- Antonio Terceiro on 2013-01-23
- Completed by
- Antonio Terceiro on 2013-04-07
[terceiro, 2013-02-28] blocked by problem with serial line on A9 board that I was going to use for tests
[terceiro, 2013-03-27] Ryan told me during Connect that UEFI was not working on A9. We should probably ship the support for TC2 and add A9 when it is fixed
[terceiro, 2013-04-07] splitting A9 support out to a new blueprint.
Headline: VExpress test images no longer use the master image's boot loader
Acceptance: We have a vexpress board in lava configured with this new mechanism with a tag that can accept jobs.
Roadmap Id: CARD-231
Builds to test:
Android, bad: http://
Android, good: http://
Ubuntu, bad: http://
Ubuntu, good: http://
Ryan to supply a script with documentation demonstrating how to swap the bootloader on a vexpress board: DONE
agree on the actual procedure for updating UEFI on vexpress board: DONE
perform the procedure manually once to check it's sound: DONE
setup development environment at dispatcher01: DONE
code to copy UEFI from master/test image into the board: DONE
test TC2 x Ubuntu: DONE
test TC2 x Android: DONE