lib: add base64 decoder

It became necessary to decode base64 data retrieved from VPD and
convert it into binary for inclusion in the device tree.

The patch introduces the decoder function based on the description
found in

An open source implementation from was
considered, in the end the only thing borrowed from it is the table to
translate base64 ascii characters into numbers in 0..63 range.


TEST=created a test harness generating random contents of random size
     (in 8 to 32766 bytes range), then converting the contents into
     base64 using the Linux utility, and then converting it back to
     binary using this function and comparing the results.

     It succeeded 1700 iterations before it was stopped.

Change-Id: I502f2c9494c99ba95ece37a7220c0c70c4755be2
Signed-off-by: Patrick Georgi <>
Original-Commit-Id: 6609f76e1559d3cdd402276055c99e0de7da27c8
Original-Change-Id: I5ed68af3a4daead50c44ae0f0c63d836f4b66851
Original-Signed-off-by: Vadim Bendebury <>
Original-Reviewed-by: Aaron Durbin <>
Tested-by: build bot (Jenkins)
Reviewed-by: Stefan Reinauer <>
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