[riot-devel] CC2538dk Riotboot support

Brenton Chetty brent7984 at gmail.com
Wed May 29 14:18:06 CEST 2019

Thanks for the advice guys, but I'm still struggling to get the cc2538dk to
pass the riotboot tests.
To: Francisco Acosta

I provided the length and start variables to link the slots.
I used the cc2538sf53.ld Linker Script.
I was not sure how to get the offset required, so i used 255 as the offset,
this value made the slot0.riot.bin file = 512KB.
I assume this correct because whenever you compile an example (not with
riotboot), it generates a .bin file with this size.

Any ideas on what i could be doing wrong?

With thanks!

On Fri, May 24, 2019 at 2:33 PM Francisco Acosta <fco.ja.ac at gmail.com>

> Hi Brenton!
> So far I remember we didn't take it into account, and I don't know if
> someone is taking care of it.
> As far as I know, there are two ways of supporting that CPU:
> 1. The way we do it now, which is linking the image in another start
> address so the bootloader can recognise it and boot it.
> 2. Modify the start address on the CC2538 register dedicated to this.
> This might be a bit tricky but also interesting for the sake of research
> and compatibility.
> However, I'd advice the first option to have the full benefits of the
> bootloader and struggling less with the particular settings on that
> chip.
> Overall, the steps would be the following:
> 1. Adapt the linker scripts to succeed tests/cortexm_common_ldscript.
> This consists on making the linker scripts on cpu/cc2838/ldscripts
> comply with cpu/cortexm_common/ldscrpts/cortexm.ld. You might take a
> look how is it done for stm32 or sam0 families.
> 2. Provide the length and start variables to link slots correctly:
>    - ROM_LEN
>    - RAM_LEN
> Again, take a look on the supported CPUs as examples.
> 3. Make tests/riotboot pass
> 4. Perform a firmware update or flash different firmwares with different
> versions so the bootloader choses the newest.
> Optionally you might want to test if the WIP SUIT update format works.
> Don't hesitate to make more questions if you have some!
> Cheers,
> Paco.
> On 24/05/2019 13:43, Brenton Chetty wrote:
> > Hey guys, has anyone succeeded in providing riotboot support for the
> > cc2538dk board as yet?
> >
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