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honey the codewitch16-Feb-24 16:06
mvahoney the codewitch16-Feb-24 16:06 
I did it. I got the STM32MP157-DK evaluation board running on bare metal, no operating system. Boot time is pretty fast, but could be faster if I move away from using U-Boot, which thinks my code is a linux kernel. Laugh | :laugh:

I think I managed to get SPI code in place too but I have yet to wire up a logic analyzer to test with.

This is crazy. It also required me to install linux on my laptop. The VMs just hated me.

I even got both cores working, and I have a codebase that has my graphics library integrated, which by the way, I made a design decision a year ago with it that saved my bacon on this project. The library isn't fundamentally thread-safe BUT you can isolate different screens, and each handles its own rendering, so you can run them on different cores without synchronization between them.

Trouble is I still need synchronization anyway, and I may have to make some spinlocks and such with std::atomic if that works or LDREX and STREX asm instructions if it doesn't. Lovely.

Everything I'm doing I haven't done since maybe the 1980s. Messing with boot loader code, writing OS level system interaction, etc, and that was 8 and 16 bit processors which were far simpler than even this little embedded monsters.

It's an adventure

The screen below is proof of life. It came from the serial port of my device.

U-Boot 2020.01-stm32mp-r1 (Feb 16 2024 - 16:44:10 -0800)

Model: STMicroelectronics STM32MP157D-DK1 Discovery Board
Board: stm32mp1 in basic mode (st,stm32mp157d-dk1)
Board: MB1272 Var3.0 Rev.C-03
DRAM:  512 MiB
- MPU : 800 MHz
- MCU : 208.878 MHz
- AXI : 266.500 MHz
- PER : 24 MHz
- DDR : 533 MHz
NAND:  0 MiB
MMC:   STM32 SD/MMC: 0
Loading Environment from MMC... *** Warning - bad CRC, using default environment

In:    serial
Out:   serial
Err:   serial
*        WARNING 500mA power supply detected       *
*     Current too low, use a 3A power supply!      *

Net:   eth0: ethernet@5800a000
Hit any key to stop autoboot:  0 
switch to partitions #0, OK
mmc0 is current device
15272 bytes read in 30 ms (497.1 KiB/s)
## Booting kernel from Legacy Image at c2000040 ...
   Image Name:   stm32mp1-baremetal image
   Created:      2024-02-17   0:54:04 UTC
   Image Type:   ARM Linux Kernel Image (uncompressed)
   Data Size:    15208 Bytes = 14.9 KiB
   Load Address: c2000040
   Entry Point:  c2000040
   Verifying Checksum ... OK
   Loading Kernel Image

Starting kernel ...


Core0: Flashing an LED is hard work! I'm going to wake up Core1 to help.
Core0: I'll handle flashing LED1, and tell Core1 to flash LED2...
Core0: Starting Core1
Core1: Good morning, Core0! I'm happy to help, I can flash LED2 twice as fast as LED1!

Check out my IoT graphics library here:
And my IoT UI/User Experience library here:

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