SRU flash-kernel to add support for RISC-V boards

Bug #1978923 reported by Alexandre Ghiti
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Bug Description

[Impact]

The image for the StarFive VisionFive and the Nezha boards will be available in 22.04.1: in order to be able to boot using UEFI, we need flash-kernel to install the DTBs to the right location for GRUB to load, so we need to add those boards to the flash-kernel database.

[Test Plan]

I tested the version that built here [1] on the VisionFive board, and flash-kernel worked correctly:

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -i flash-kernel_3.104ubuntu11~ppa0_riscv64.deb
Selecting previously unselected package flash-kernel.
(Reading database ... 94352 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack flash-kernel_3.104ubuntu11~ppa0_riscv64.deb ...
Unpacking flash-kernel (3.104ubuntu11~ppa0) ...
Setting up flash-kernel (3.104ubuntu11~ppa0) ...
Installing new version of config file /etc/flash-kernel/bootscript/bootscr.uboot-generic ...
Using DTB: starfive/jh7100-starfive-visionfive-v1.dtb
Installing /lib/firmware/5.17.0-1001-starfive/device-tree/starfive/jh7100-starfive-visionfive-v1.dtb into /boot/dtbs/5.17.0-1001-starfive/starfive/jh7100-starfive-visionfive-v1.dtb
Taking backup of jh7100-starfive-visionfive-v1.dtb.
Installing new jh7100-starfive-visionfive-v1.dtb.
flash-kernel: deferring update (trigger activated)
Processing triggers for initramfs-tools (0.140ubuntu13) ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-5.17.0-1001-starfive
 Using DTB: starfive/jh7100-starfive-visionfive-v1.dtb
Installing /lib/firmware/5.17.0-1001-starfive/device-tree/starfive/jh7100-starfive-visionfive-v1.dtb into /boot/dtbs/5.17.0-1001-starfive/starfive/jh7100-starfive-visionfive-v1.dtb
Taking backup of jh7100-starfive-visionfive-v1.dtb.
Installing new jh7100-starfive-visionfive-v1.dtb.
Installing /lib/firmware/5.17.0-1001-starfive/device-tree/starfive/jh7100-starfive-visionfive-v1.dtb into /boot/dtbs/5.17.0-1001-starfive/starfive/jh7100-starfive-visionfive-v1.dtb
Taking backup of jh7100-starfive-visionfive-v1.dtb.
Installing new jh7100-starfive-visionfive-v1.dtb.
System running in EFI mode, skipping.
Processing triggers for man-db (2.10.2-1) ...
Processing triggers for flash-kernel (3.104ubuntu11~ppa0) ...
Using DTB: starfive/jh7100-starfive-visionfive-v1.dtb
Installing /lib/firmware/5.17.0-1001-starfive/device-tree/starfive/jh7100-starfive-visionfive-v1.dtb into /boot/dtbs/5.17.0-1001-starfive/starfive/jh7100-starfive-visionfive-v1.dtb
Taking backup of jh7100-starfive-visionfive-v1.dtb.
Installing new jh7100-starfive-visionfive-v1.dtb.
System running in EFI mode, skipping.

[1] https://launchpad.net/~alexghiti/+archive/ubuntu/riscv/+sourcepub/13689678/+listing-archive-extra

[Where problems could occur]

The changes are board-specific so it should not alter the behaviour on other boards and unfortunately, I tried flash-kernel on a non-working kernel as the kernel team is still working on it, but the changes are straightforward enough.

[Other Info]

I added support for the LicheeRV board although not officially supported, but as it works well with our current kernel, we'd better have it available.
Note that I dropped the ~22.04.1 suffix and moved to 3.104ubuntu11 as @waveform has just uploaded 3.106ubuntu1 into kinetic (which already contains the support for those boards).

description: updated
description: updated
Changed in flash-kernel (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Committed
Changed in flash-kernel (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → New
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Dave Jones (waveform) wrote :

Looks good; I've uploaded this to jammy-proposed (minus the ~ppa0 suffix obviously), and targetted the bug to jammy. Could you remove ubuntu-sponsors from the notification list? Thanks!

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Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote : Please test proposed package

Hello Alexandre, or anyone else affected,

Accepted flash-kernel into jammy-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/flash-kernel/3.104ubuntu11 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-jammy to verification-done-jammy. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed-jammy. 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 Jammy):
status: New → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed verification-needed-jammy
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Alexandre Ghiti (alexghiti) wrote :

Installed on the VisionFive board and rebooted successfully:

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -i flash-kernel_3.104ubuntu11_riscv64.deb
(Reading database ... 71987 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack flash-kernel_3.104ubuntu11_riscv64.deb ...
Unpacking flash-kernel (3.104ubuntu11) over (3.104ubuntu11) ...
Setting up flash-kernel (3.104ubuntu11) ...
Using DTB: starfive/jh7100-starfive-visionfive-v1.dtb
Installing /lib/firmware/5.17.0-1003-starfive/device-tree/starfive/jh7100-starfive-visionfive-v1.dtb into /boot/dtbs/5.b
Taking backup of jh7100-starfive-visionfive-v1.dtb.
Installing new jh7100-starfive-visionfive-v1.dtb.
flash-kernel: deferring update (trigger activated)
Processing triggers for initramfs-tools (0.140ubuntu13) ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-5.17.0-1003-starfive
Using DTB: starfive/jh7100-starfive-visionfive-v1.dtb
Installing /lib/firmware/5.17.0-1003-starfive/device-tree/starfive/jh7100-starfive-visionfive-v1.dtb into /boot/dtbs/5.b
Taking backup of jh7100-starfive-visionfive-v1.dtb.
Installing new jh7100-starfive-visionfive-v1.dtb.
Installing /lib/firmware/5.17.0-1003-starfive/device-tree/starfive/jh7100-starfive-visionfive-v1.dtb into /boot/dtbs/5.b
Taking backup of jh7100-starfive-visionfive-v1.dtb.
Installing new jh7100-starfive-visionfive-v1.dtb.
System running in EFI mode, skipping.
Processing triggers for man-db (2.10.2-1) ...
Processing triggers for flash-kernel (3.104ubuntu11) ...
Using DTB: starfive/jh7100-starfive-visionfive-v1.dtb
Installing /lib/firmware/5.17.0-1003-starfive/device-tree/starfive/jh7100-starfive-visionfive-v1.dtb into /boot/dtbs/5.b
Taking backup of jh7100-starfive-visionfive-v1.dtb.
Installing new jh7100-starfive-visionfive-v1.dtb.
System running in EFI mode, skipping.

And on the Nezha board with an image that was built with this version, the image booted fine.

tags: added: verification-done verification-done-jammy
removed: verification-needed verification-needed-jammy
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package flash-kernel - 3.104ubuntu11

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flash-kernel (3.104ubuntu11) jammy; urgency=medium

  * Add support for VisionFive, Nezha and LicheeRV boards (LP: #1978923)

 -- Alexandre Ghiti <email address hidden> Wed, 15 Jun 2022 13:40:27 +0200

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

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