u-boot VS levinboot

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u-boot

Posts with mentions or reviews of u-boot. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-12-06.
  • Just about every Windows/Linux device vulnerable to new LogoFAIL firmware attack
    4 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 6 Dec 2023
    coreboot just initializes the hardware, the logo is something that the payload displays: https://www.coreboot.org/Payloads

    The most typically used payload is u-boot: https://docs.u-boot.org/en/latest/

    u-boot supports specifying splash screens via "splashfile", but it seems only bmp and maybe some raw image format are supported: https://github.com/u-boot/u-boot/blob/2f0282922b2c458eea7f85...

    In other words, no support for png, which this exploit uses :). That doesn't mean that coreboot/u-boot aren't written in C though which is a language known for its vulnerabilities.

  • Welcome Debian riscv64
    2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 24 Jul 2023
    Probably a better example than WiFi would be the on-chip SDRAM controller. It's always somebody's IP and there's a blob in the boot firmware that's just binary register settings. Like so:

    https://github.com/u-boot/u-boot/blob/master/arch/riscv/dts/...

  • GPL Code in Atgames Products
    2 projects | /r/LegendsUltimate | 25 Oct 2022
    Hello, It's my understanding that the following OSS software is used in the AtGames Legends family of products. Specifically: "Das U-Boot" https://github.com/u-boot/u-boot GPL-2.0+ Linux Kernel https://github.com/torvalds/linux GPL-2.0 The AtGames website at https://www.atgames.us/pages/credits does not contain the source code used in these products. Specifically, the GPL requires that if any modifications are made to GPL code, you must make the source code available to the users of the program as described in the GPL, and they must be allowed to redistribute and modify it as described in the GPL. Any modification to u-boot or the Linux Kernel adding the ability to boot a device must be made available to users of the program. Please see the following links regarding acceptable use of GPL software: https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.en.html#GPLRequireSourcePostedPublic https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.en.html#WhyDoesTheGPLPermitUsersToPublishTheirModifiedVersions https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.en.html#GPLCommercially https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.en.html#GPLInProprietarySystem https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.en.html#DistributingSourceIsInconvenient Please let this request serve as written notice of a request for source code for the OSS software used in the following products: HA2810, HA2811, HA2812 AtGames Legends Core Puck HA2819 AtGames Legends Core Max HA8800, HA8801, HA8802 AtGames Legends Ultimate HA8810, HA8812 AtGames Legends Ultimate Mini HA8819, HA8819C AtGames Legends Pinball (Model unknown) AtGames Legends Pinball Micro At this point in time, AtGames is in violation of the GPL and should work to return to compliance by publishing the requested source code and making it available to users of the products.
  • How does ARM support for Linux work? Why do they use custom kernels, OS instead of mainline and the typical distros?
    3 projects | /r/linux | 10 Sep 2022
    Upstream u-boot also supports quite a lot of boards: https://github.com/u-boot/u-boot/tree/master/arch/arm/dts
  • How to build a newer version of u-boot for the board smdk5250 (exynos 5250 of the google-samsung ARM chromebook.
    1 project | /r/embeddedlinux | 4 Sep 2022
    git clone https://github.com/u-boot/u-boot make smdk5250_defconfig Makefile:40: *** missing operator. Stop.
  • FreeBSD/riscv64 on QEMU with Arch
    1 project | /r/archlinux | 27 Apr 2022
    Hey everyone, if this question is off-topic I apologize in advance and if you can redirect me into correct channel or any other source where I can ask question I would happily do, for now I think this is the best place to ask. I daily drive arch and wanted to run freeBSD/riscv64 image on qemu following this https://wiki.freebsd.org/riscv#QEMU_Emulator and u-boot guide: https://github.com/u-boot/u-boot/blob/master/doc/board/emulation/qemu-riscv.rst However it seems I'm doing something wrong and compilation results in error here is all additional info: https://pastebin.com/72shccGa
  • Guide: Hush Shell-Scripting Language
    23 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 25 Apr 2022
  • Meine "4 Std." Arbeitswoche. Eine Beschreibung über mein Arbeitsalltag im Homeoffice
    1 project | /r/de | 1 Feb 2022
  • Intel completely disables AVX-512 on Alder Lake after all
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 7 Jan 2022
    The normal way this is done is the DDR training blob is just embedded into the bootloader like any other data, and the bootloader loads it into the PMU. Same exact end result, minus involving a Cortex-M4 core for no reason and minus sticking the blob in external flash for no reason. Here, this is how U-Boot does it on every other platform:

    https://github.com/u-boot/u-boot/blob/master/drivers/ddr/imx...

    Same code, just running on the main CPU because it is absolutely pointless running it on another core, unless you're trying to obfuscate things to appease the FSF. And then the blob gets appended to the U-Boot image post-build:

    https://github.com/u-boot/u-boot/blob/master/tools/imx8m_ima...

    Purism went out of their way and wasted a ton of engineering hours just to create a more convoluted process with precisely the same end result, because somehow all these extra layers of obfuscation made the blob not a blob any more in the FSF's eyes.

  • PinePhone Pro was announced last week. AMA.
    8 projects | /r/linux | 18 Oct 2021
    The RK3399 LPDDR4 training code is open-source (albeit rather impenetrable to read) - implementations exist in coreboot, u-boot, and levinboot, so closed source firmware isn't required. I'm afraid I don't know answers to the other questions.

levinboot

Posts with mentions or reviews of levinboot. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-18.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing u-boot and levinboot you can also consider the following projects:

coreboot - Mirror of https://review.coreboot.org/coreboot.git. We don't handle Pull Requests.

waydroid - Waydroid uses a container-based approach to boot a full Android system on a regular GNU/Linux system like Ubuntu.

barebox - The barebox bootloader - Mirror of ssh://[email protected]/barebox

pineeye_for_pinephone - Thermal imaging board aimed to be used with the PinePhone.

busybox - BusyBox mirror

cryptsetup-nuke - A cryptsetup patch which adds the option to nuke all keyslots given a certain passphrase for Ubuntu

Jumpdrive - Flash/Rescue SD Card image for PinePhone and PineTab. This is NOT a bootloader

beaglebone-ai - BeagleBone AI - the fast track for embedded machine learning

busybox - Docker Official Image packaging for Busybox

glodroid_manifest - Android port that aims to bring both user- and developer-friendly experience in using AOSP with a set of single-board computers (SBC), phones and other devices.

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