Running U-Boot & Linux Kernel in QEMU
OpenSBI acts as a layer between the hardware and Operating System running in S-Mode for
RISC-V. It helps to get access to hardware from the Operating System. This tutorial uses
v1.2 of OpenSBI. Check the RISC-V SBI specs for details.
Run the following from the root working directory:
# Download the source code git clone https://github.com/riscv-software-src/opensbi.git cd opensbi git checkout v1.2 # Build for generic platform with U-Boot as bootloader make PLATFORM=generic FW_PAYLOAD_PATH=../u-boot/u-boot.bin -j$(nproc)
PLATFORM=generic= tells OpenSBI to build the firmware for generic platform, which isn't tied to any specific board. Rather, the hardware description comes from Flattened Device Tree (FDT) which is passed from previous boot stage. In other words, the firmware that loads OpenSBI will provide the list of devices available to the system.
FW_PAYLOAD_PATH= tells OpenSBI the location of the firmware to be executed next.
This tutorial will use the output file
QEMU can run. Because
FW_PAYLOAD_PATH points to the u-boot,
U-Boot is embedded in the output and
OpenSBI will launch
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