|author||Julius Werner <firstname.lastname@example.org>||Mon Dec 09 13:03:29 2019 -0800|
|committer||Patrick Georgi <email@example.com>||Wed Dec 11 11:38:59 2019 +0000|
printf: Automatically prefix %p with 0x According to the POSIX standard, %p is supposed to print a pointer "as if by %#x", meaning the "0x" prefix should automatically be prepended. All other implementations out there (glibc, Linux, even libpayload) do this, so we should make coreboot match. This patch changes vtxprintf() accordingly and removes any explicit instances of "0x%p" from existing format strings. How to handle zero padding is less clear: the official POSIX definition above technically says there should be no automatic zero padding, but in practice most other implementations seem to do it and I assume most programmers would prefer it. The way chosen here is to always zero-pad to 32 bits, even on a 64-bit system. The rationale for this is that even on 64-bit systems, coreboot always avoids using any memory above 4GB for itself, so in practice all pointers should fit in that range and padding everything to 64 bits would just hurt readability. Padding it this way also helps pointers that do exceed 4GB (e.g. prints from MMU config on some arm64 systems) stand out better from the others. Change-Id: I0171b52f7288abb40e3fc3c8b874aee14b9bdcd6 Signed-off-by: Julius Werner <firstname.lastname@example.org> Reviewed-on: https://review.coreboot.org/c/coreboot/+/37626 Tested-by: build bot (Jenkins) <email@example.com> Reviewed-by: Paul Menzel <firstname.lastname@example.org> Reviewed-by: Patrick Georgi <email@example.com> Reviewed-by: David Guckian
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.
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.
coreboot supports a wide range of chipsets, devices, and mainboards.
For details please consult:
ANY_TOOLCHAINKconfig option if you're feeling lucky (no support in this case).
Please consult https://www.coreboot.org/Build_HOWTO for details.
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.
Further details on the project, a FAQ, many HOWTOs, news, development guidelines and more can be found on the coreboot website:
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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.