In what is coming a month occurance, I’ve put up yet another firmware build for the Raptor Blackbird with close-to-upstream firmware (see here and here for previous ones).
Well, Iâ€™ve done another build! Itâ€™s current op-build (as of yesterday), but my branch with patches for the Raptor Blackbird. The skiboot patch is there, the SBE speedup patch is now upstream. The machine-xml which is straight from Raptor but in my repo.
Here’s the current versions of everything:
$ lsprop /sys/firmware/devicetree/base/ibm,firmware-versions/ skiboot "v6.5-228-g82aed17a-p4360f95" bmc-firmware-version "0.00" occ "3ab2921" hostboot "acdff8a-pe7e80e1" buildroot "2019.05.3-15-g3a4fc2a888" capp-ucode "p9-dd2-v4" machine-xml "site_local-stewart-a0efd66" hostboot-binaries "hw013120a.opmst" sbe "c318ab0-p1ddf83c" hcode "hw030220a.opmst" petitboot "v1.12" phandle 0000064c (1612) version "blackbird-v2.4-514-g62d1a941" linux "5.4.22-openpower1-pdbbf8c8" name "ibm,firmware-versions"
If we compare this to the last build I put up, we have:
So, what do those changes mean? Not too much changed over the past month. Kernel bump, new petitboot (although I can’t find release notes but it doesn’t look like there’s a lot of changes), and slight bumps to other firmware components.
Grab blackbird.pnor from https://www.flamingspork.com/blackbird/stewart-blackbird-4-images/ and give it a whirl!
To flash it, copy
blackbird.pnor to your Blackbird’s BMC in /tmp/ (important! the /tmp filesystem has enough room, the home directory for root does not), and then run:
pflash -E -p /tmp/blackbird.pnor
Which will ask you to confirm and then flash:
About to erase chip ! WARNING ! This will modify your HOST flash chip content ! Enter "yes" to confirm:yes Erasing... (may take a while) [==================================================] 99% ETA:1s done ! About to program "/tmp/blackbird.pnor" at 0x00000000..0x04000000 ! Programming & Verifying... [==================================================] 100% ETA:0s
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