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AR# 68061

2016.3 Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC, Create Boot Image: u-boot image fails to boot


My BOOT.bin file created with the 2016.3 SDK "Create Boot Image" option contains an FSBL,ATF, and u-boot.

When I boot, I see ATF prints, but there is no u-boot print out.


If the image was built using the 2016.3 SDK "Create Boot Image" option, the exception levels are NOT properly specified in the .bif.

You will need to manually modify the .bif file to set the proper exception levels.

Below is a sample of a working .bif for FSBL + ATF + u-boot:

//arch = zynqmp; split = false; format = BIN
 [destination_cpu = a53-0, exception_level = el-3, trustzone]bl31.elf
 [destination_cpu = a53-0, exception_level = el-2]u-boot.elf

AR# 68061
Date 11/24/2016
Status Active
Type General Article
  • Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2016.3
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