skiboot 6.3.3 was released on Wednesday Aug 6th, 2019. It replaces skiboot-6.3.2 as the current stable release in the 6.3.x series.

It is recommended that 6.3.3 be used instead of any previous 6.3.x version due to the bug fixes it contains.

Bug fixes included in this release are:

  • struct p9_sbe_msg doesn’t need to be packed

    Only the reg member is sent anywhere (via xscom_write), so the structure does not need to be packed.

Fixes GCC9 build problem:
hw/sbe-p9.c: In function ‘p9_sbe_msg_send’:
hw/sbe-p9.c:270:9: error: taking address of packed member of ‘struct p9_sbe_msg’ may result in an unaligned p
ointer value [-Werror=address-of-packed-member]
  270 |  data = &msg->reg[0];
      |         ^~~~~~~~~~~~
  • hdata/vpd: fix printing (char*)0x00 GCC9 now catches this bug:

In file included from hdata/vpd.c:17:
In function ‘vpd_vini_parse’,
    inlined from ‘vpd_data_parse’ at hdata/vpd.c:416:3:
/skiboot/include/skiboot.h:93:31: error: ‘%s’ directive argument is null [-Werror=format-overflow=]
   93 | #define prlog(l, f, ...) do { _prlog(l, pr_fmt(f), ##__VA_ARGS__); } while(0)
        |                               ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
hdata/vpd.c:390:5: note: in expansion of macro ‘prlog’
  390 |     prlog(PR_WARNING,
        |     ^~~~~
hdata/vpd.c: In function ‘vpd_data_parse’:
hdata/vpd.c:391:46: note: format string is defined here
  391 |           "VPD: CCIN desc not available for: %s\n",
        |                                              ^~
cc1: all warnings being treated as errors
  • errorlog: Prevent alignment error building with gcc9.

Fixes this build error:
[ 52s] hw/fsp/fsp-elog-write.c: In function 'opal_elog_read':
[ 52s] hw/fsp/fsp-elog-write.c:213:12: error: taking address of packed member of 'struct errorlog' may result
in an unaligned pointer value [-Werror=address-of-packed-member]
[ 52s] 213 | list_del(&log_data->link);
[ 52s] | ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  • Support BMC IPMI heartbeat command

    A few years ago, the OpenBMC code added support for a “heartbeat” command to send to the host. This command is used after the BMC is reset to check if the host is running. Support was never added to the host side however so currently when the BMC sends this command, this appears in the host console: IPMI: unknown OEM SEL command ff received

    There is no response needed by the host (other then the low level acknowledge of the command which already occurs). This commit handles the command so the error is no longer printed (does nothing with the command though since no action is needed). Here’s the tested output of this patch in the host console (with debug enabled): IPMI: BMC issued heartbeat command: 00

  • Add: add mihawk platform file