rules.h: Rename ENV_VERSTAGE to ENV_SEPARATE_VERSTAGE

When CONFIG_SEPARATE_VERSTAGE=n, all verstage code gets linked into the
appropriate calling stage (bootblock or romstage). This means that
ENV_VERSTAGE is actually 0, and instead ENV_BOOTBLOCK or ENV_ROMSTAGE
are 1. This keeps tripping up people who are just trying to write a
simple "are we in verstage (i.e. wherever the vboot init logic runs)"
check, e.g. for TPM init functions which may run in "verstage" or
ramstage depending on whether vboot is enabled. Those checks will not
work as intended for CONFIG_SEPARATE_VERSTAGE=n.

This patch renames ENV_VERSTAGE to ENV_SEPARATE_VERSTAGE to try to
clarify that this macro can really only be used to check whether code is
running in a *separate* verstage, and clue people in that they may need
to cover the linked-in verstage case as well.

Signed-off-by: Julius Werner <jwerner@chromium.org>
Change-Id: I2ff3a3c3513b3db44b3cff3d93398330cd3632ea
Reviewed-on: https://review.coreboot.org/c/coreboot/+/40582
Tested-by: build bot (Jenkins) <no-reply@coreboot.org>
Reviewed-by: Aaron Durbin <adurbin@chromium.org>
19 files changed
tree: a2cd4a48dbd4a2512c7e8e9c9e2a2b74e78aa98d
  1. 3rdparty/
  2. configs/
  3. Documentation/
  4. LICENSES/
  5. payloads/
  6. src/
  7. util/
  8. .checkpatch.conf
  9. .clang-format
  10. .editorconfig
  11. .gitignore
  12. .gitmodules
  13. .gitreview
  14. AUTHORS
  15. COPYING
  16. gnat.adc
  17. MAINTAINERS
  18. Makefile
  19. Makefile.inc
  20. README.md
  21. toolchain.inc
README.md

coreboot README

coreboot is a Free Software project aimed at replacing the proprietary BIOS (firmware) found in most computers. coreboot performs a little bit of hardware initialization and then executes additional boot logic, called a payload.

With the separation of hardware initialization and later boot logic, coreboot can scale from specialized applications that run directly firmware, run operating systems in flash, load custom bootloaders, or implement firmware standards, like PC BIOS services or UEFI. This allows for systems to only include the features necessary in the target application, reducing the amount of code and flash space required.

coreboot was formerly known as LinuxBIOS.

Payloads

After the basic initialization of the hardware has been performed, any desired "payload" can be started by coreboot.

See https://www.coreboot.org/Payloads for a list of supported payloads.

Supported Hardware

coreboot supports a wide range of chipsets, devices, and mainboards.

For details please consult:

Build Requirements

  • make
  • gcc / g++ Because Linux distribution compilers tend to use lots of patches. coreboot does lots of "unusual" things in its build system, some of which break due to those patches, sometimes by gcc aborting, sometimes - and that's worse - by generating broken object code. Two options: use our toolchain (eg. make crosstools-i386) or enable the ANY_TOOLCHAIN Kconfig option if you're feeling lucky (no support in this case).
  • iasl (for targets with ACPI support)
  • pkg-config
  • libssl-dev (openssl)

Optional:

  • doxygen (for generating/viewing documentation)
  • gdb (for better debugging facilities on some targets)
  • ncurses (for make menuconfig and make nconfig)
  • flex and bison (for regenerating parsers)

Building coreboot

Please consult https://www.coreboot.org/Build_HOWTO for details.

Testing coreboot Without Modifying Your Hardware

If you want to test coreboot without any risks before you really decide to use it on your hardware, you can use the QEMU system emulator to run coreboot virtually in QEMU.

Please see https://www.coreboot.org/QEMU for details.

Website and Mailing List

Further details on the project, a FAQ, many HOWTOs, news, development guidelines and more can be found on the coreboot website:

https://www.coreboot.org

You can contact us directly on the coreboot mailing list:

https://www.coreboot.org/Mailinglist

Copyright and License

The copyright on coreboot is owned by quite a large number of individual developers and companies. Please check the individual source files for details.

coreboot is licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). Some files are licensed under the "GPL (version 2, or any later version)", and some files are licensed under the "GPL, version 2". For some parts, which were derived from other projects, other (GPL-compatible) licenses may apply. Please check the individual source files for details.

This makes the resulting coreboot images licensed under the GPL, version 2.