skiboot-5.1.0-beta2 was released on August 14th, 2015.
skiboot-5.1.0-beta2 is the second beta release of skiboot 5.1, which will become a new stable release, replacing skiboot-5.0 (released April 14th 2015)
Skiboot 5.1.0-beta2 contains all fixes from skiboot-5.0 stable branch up to skiboot-5.0.5 and everything from 5.1.0-beta1.
Over skiboot-5.1.0-beta1, the following features have been added:
- opal-api: Add OPAL call to handle abnormal reboots.
OPAL_CEC_REBOOT2 Currently it will support two reboot types (0). normal reboot, that will behave similar to that of opal_cec_reboot() call, and (1). platform error reboot.
Long term, this is designed to replace OPAL_CEC_REBOOT.
Over skiboot-5.1.0-beta1, the following bugs have been fixed:
external/opal-prd: Only map each PRD range once
could eventually lead to failing to map PRD ranges
On skiboot crash, don’t try to print symbol when we didn’t find one
makes backtrace prettier
On skiboot crash, dump hssr0 and hsrr1 registers correctly.
Better support old and biarch compilers
test “new” compiler flags before using them
Specify -mabi=elfv1 if supported (which means it’s needed)
fix boot-coverage-report makefile target
ipmi: Fix the opal_ipmi_recv() call to handle the error path
Could make kernel a sad panda when in continues with other IPMI commands
IPMI: truncate SELs at 2kb
it’s the limit of the astbmc. We think.
As per PEL spec, we should log events with severity >= 0x22 and “service action flag” is “on”. But in our case, all logs OPAL originagted logs are makred as report externally. We now only report logs with severity >= 0x22
IPMI: fixes to eSEL logging
hw/phb3: Change reserved PE to 255
Currently, we have reserved PE#0 to which all RIDs are mapped prior to PE assignment request from kernel. The last M64 BAR is configured to have shared mode. So we have to cut off the first M64 segment, which corresponds to reserved PE#0 in kernel. If the first BAR (for example PF’s IOV BAR) requires huge alignment in kernel, we have to waste huge M64 space to accommodate the alignment. If we have reserved PE#256, the waste of M64 space will be avoided.
unified version numbers for bundled utilities
better usable for automated boot testing