post_code: add post code for hardware initialization failure

Add a new post code POST_HW_INIT_FAILURE, used when coreboot fails to
detect or initialize a required hardware component.

TEST=build coreboot for sarien and arcada platforms

Change-Id: I73820d24b3e1c269d9d446a78ef4f97e167e3552
Signed-off-by: Keith Short <>
Tested-by: build bot (Jenkins) <>
Reviewed-by: Patrick Rudolph <>
diff --git a/Documentation/POSTCODES b/Documentation/POSTCODES
index 2a8285b..a9d392a 100644
--- a/Documentation/POSTCODES
+++ b/Documentation/POSTCODES
@@ -20,6 +20,7 @@
 0xe1 Resource stored within CBFS is corrupt
 0xe2 Vendor binary (e.g. FSP) generated a fatal error
 0xe3 RAM could not be initialized
+0xe4 Critical hardware component could not initialize
 0xf8 Entry into elf boot
 0xf3 Jumping to payload