OCP Delta Lake¶
This page describes coreboot support status for the OCP (Open Compute Project) Delta Lake server platform.
OCP Delta Lake server platform is a component of multi-host server system Yosemite-V3. Both were announced by Facebook and Intel in OCP virtual summit 2020.
Delta Lake server is a single socket Cooper Lake Scalable Processor (CPX-SP) server.
Yosemite-V3 has multiple configurations. Depending on configurations, it may host up to 4 Delta Lake servers (blades) in one sled.
The Yosemite-V3 system is in mass production. Facebook, Intel and partners jointly develop Open System Firmware (OSF) solution on Delta Lake as an alternative solution. The OSF solution is based on FSP/coreboot/LinuxBoot stack. The OSF solution reached DVT exit equivalent status.
Delta Lake server OSF solution requires:
- FSP blob: The blob (Intel Cooper Lake Scalable Processor Firmware Support Package) is not yet available to the public. It will be made public soon by Intel with redistributable license.
- Microcode: Available through github.com:otcshare/Intel-Generic-Microcode.git.
- ME binary: Ignition binary will be made public soon by Intel with redistributable license.
- ACM binaries: only required for CBnT enablement. Available under NDA with Intel.
- LinuxBoot: This is necessary only if you use LinuxBoot as coreboot payload. U-root as initramfs, is used in the joint development. It can be built following All about u-root.
To do in-band FW image update, use flashrom:
flashrom -p internal:ich_spi_mode=hwseq -c “Opaque flash chip” –ifd -i bios –noverify-all -w
From OpenBMC, to update FW image:
fw-util slotx –update bios
To power off/on the host: power-util slotx off power-util slotx on
To connect to console through SOL (Serial Over Lan): sol-util slotx
ChromeOS VPD is used to store most of the firmware configurations. RO_VPD region holds default values, while RW_VPD region holds customized values.
VPD variables supported are:
- firmware_version: This variable holds overall firmware version. coreboot uses that value to populate smbios type 1 version field.
- bmc_bootorder_override: When it’s set to 1 IPMI OEM command can override boot order. The boot order override is done in the u-root LinuxBoot payload.
- systemboot_log_level: u-root package systemboot log levels, would be mapped to quiet/verbose in systemboot as that is all we have for now. 5 to 8 would be mapped to verbose, 0 to 4 and 9 would be mapped to quiet.
- VPDs affecting coreboot are listed/documented in src/mainboard/ocp/deltalake/vpd.h.
The solution is developed using LinuxBoot payload with Linux kernel 5.2.9, and u-root as initramfs.
- Type 0 – BIOS Information
- Type 1 – System Information
- Type 2 – Baseboard Information
- Type 3 – System Enclosure or Chassis
- Type 4 – Processor Information
- Type 7 – Cache Information
- Type 8 – Port Connector Information
- Type 9 – PCI Slot Information
- Type 11 – OEM String
- Type 16 – Physical Memory Array
- Type 17 – Memory Device
- Type 19 – Memory Array Mapped Address
- Type 32 – System Boot Information
- Type 38 – IPMI Device Information
- Type 41 – Onboard Devices Extended Information
- Type 127 – End-of-Table
- BMC integration:
- BMC readiness check
- IPMI commands
- watchdog timer
- POST complete pin acknowledgement
- Check BMC version: ipmidump -device
- SEL record generation
- Converged Bootguard and TXT (CBnT)
- Bootguard profile 0T
- DRTM (verified through tboot)
- unsigned KM/BPM generation
- KM/BPM signing
- memory secret clearance upon ungraceful shutdown
- Early serial output
- port 80h direct to GPIO
- ACPI tables: APIC/DMAR/DSDT/EINJ/FACP/FACS/HEST/HPET/MCFG/SPMI/SRAT/SLIT/SSDT
- Skipping memory training upon subsequent reboots by using MRC cache
- BMC crash dump
- Error injection through ITP
- Check FSP version: cbmem | grep LB_TAG_PLATFORM_BLOB_VERSION
- Check Microcode version: cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep microcode
- Boot drive
- All 5 data drives
- NIC card
- Power button
- netboot from IPv6
- basic memory hardware error injection/detection (SMI handlers not upstreamed)
- basic PCIe hardware error injection/detection (SMI handlers not upstreamed)
Stress/performance tests passed¶
- OS warm reboot (1000 cycles)
- DC reboot (1000 cycles)
- AC reboot (1000 cycle)
- Mprime test (6 hours)
- StressAppTest (6 hours)
- Ptugen (6 hours)
Performance on par with traditional firmware¶
- Intel MLC (memory latency and bandwidth)
Other tests passed¶
- coreboot address sanitizer (both romstage and ramstage)
- Intel selftest tool (all errors analyzed; applicable errors clean)
- HECI access at OS run time:
- spsInfoLinux64 command fail to return ME version
- ptugen command fail to get memory power
- CLTT (Closed Loop Thermal Throttling, eg. thermal protection for DIMMs)
- ProcHot (thermal protection for processors)
- flashrom command not able to update ME region
- ACPI BERT table
- PCIe hotplug through VPP (Virtual Pin Ports)
- PCIe Live Error Recovery
- RO_VPD region as well as other RO regions are not write protected
- Not able to selectively enable/disable core
|Processor (1 socket)||Intel Cooper Lake Scalable Processor|
|BMC||Aspeed AST 2500|
|PCH||Intel Lewisburg C620 Series|