[SRU] Creating FIT images is not supported

Bug #1931987 reported by Alfonso Sanchez-Beato
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flash-kernel (Ubuntu)
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Focal
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Hirsute
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Bug Description

[Impact]

flash-kernel does currently not support creating FIT images. There are some platforms where this is preferred, for instance for the Kria SOM platform.

This have been just fixed in flash-kernel 3.104ubuntu4 in impish (dev) (LP: #1931278), and we would like this ported back to hirsute/focal to support Kria SOM platform in focal.

[Test Plan]

For testing, a Kria SOM device is needed. By install flash-kernel with the fix, a file in path /boot/firmware/image.fit will be created, and the system should be able to boot.

[Where problems could occur]

The change adds new functionality which should not interfere with the previous one. However, there is some small potential for a regression happening. If that is the case, some hardware platforms that use flash-kernel might not be able to update the bootloader or will break it, making the system unable to boot.

[Other Info]

See LP: #1931278

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Alfonso Sanchez-Beato (alfonsosanchezbeato) wrote :

Hirsute debdiff

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Alfonso Sanchez-Beato (alfonsosanchezbeato) wrote :

Focal debdiff

Mathew Hodson (mhodson)
Changed in flash-kernel (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in flash-kernel (Ubuntu Focal):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in flash-kernel (Ubuntu Hirsute):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
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Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote : Please test proposed package

Hello Alfonso, or anyone else affected,

Accepted flash-kernel into hirsute-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/flash-kernel/3.104ubuntu4~21.04 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation on how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, what testing has been performed on the package and change the tag from verification-needed-hirsute to verification-done-hirsute. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed-hirsute. In either case, without details of your testing we will not be able to proceed.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance for helping!

N.B. The updated package will be released to -updates after the bug(s) fixed by this package have been verified and the package has been in -proposed for a minimum of 7 days.

Changed in flash-kernel (Ubuntu Hirsute):
status: New → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed verification-needed-hirsute
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Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

Hello Alfonso, or anyone else affected,

Accepted flash-kernel into focal-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/flash-kernel/3.103ubuntu1~20.04.3 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation on how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, what testing has been performed on the package and change the tag from verification-needed-focal to verification-done-focal. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed-focal. In either case, without details of your testing we will not be able to proceed.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance for helping!

N.B. The updated package will be released to -updates after the bug(s) fixed by this package have been verified and the package has been in -proposed for a minimum of 7 days.

Changed in flash-kernel (Ubuntu Focal):
status: New → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed-focal
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Alfonso Sanchez-Beato (alfonsosanchezbeato) wrote :

I have verified in focal. Installation generated FIT images on my Kria system, and reboot was successful. I cannot verify on hirsute though as I do not have a Kria image for that Ubuntu version.

$ apt policy flash-kernel
flash-kernel:
  Installed: 3.103ubuntu1~20.04.3
  Candidate: 3.103ubuntu1~20.04.3
  Version table:
 *** 3.103ubuntu1~20.04.3 500
        500 http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports focal-proposed/main arm64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     3.103ubuntu1~20.04.2 500
        500 http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports focal-updates/main arm64 Packages
     3.98ubuntu12 500
        500 http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports focal/main arm64 Packages

tags: added: verification-done-focal
removed: verification-needed-focal
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Łukasz Zemczak (sil2100) wrote :

I think the ageing we got on hirsute is enough of a verification on hirsute.

tags: added: verification-done-hirsute
removed: verification-needed-hirsute
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Łukasz Zemczak (sil2100) wrote : Update Released

The verification of the Stable Release Update for flash-kernel has completed successfully and the package is now being released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regressions.

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package flash-kernel - 3.103ubuntu1~20.04.3

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flash-kernel (3.103ubuntu1~20.04.3) focal; urgency=medium

  * Backport from 3.104ubuntu4 (LP: #1931987):
    * Add support for FIT images
      - Support for ITS files
      - New Boot-FIT-Path and Boot-ITS-File-Name DB fields
    * Add Xilinx Kria SOM and ZCU10{2,4,6} boards to the devices database

 -- Alfonso Sanchez-Beato (email Canonical) <email address hidden> Fri, 30 Jul 2021 09:46:25 +0200

Changed in flash-kernel (Ubuntu Focal):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package flash-kernel - 3.104ubuntu4~21.04

---------------
flash-kernel (3.104ubuntu4~21.04) hirsute; urgency=medium

  * Backport from 3.104ubuntu4 (LP: #1931987)
    * Add support for FIT images
      - Support for ITS files
      - New Boot-FIT-Path and Boot-ITS-File-Name DB fields
    * Add Xilinx Kria SOM and ZCU10{2,4,6} boards to the devices database

 -- Alfonso Sanchez-Beato (email Canonical) <email address hidden> Tue, 15 Jun 2021 10:51:59 +0200

Changed in flash-kernel (Ubuntu Hirsute):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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