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Overview

  • Feature Name: Post Code Debug
  • PI Phase(s) Supported: PEI, DXE, SMM
  • SMM Required? Yes

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Purpose

The PostCodeDebugFeaturePkg include some useful post code debug libraries, such as get post code from status code and show it. This is an important capability in firmware development to get and analyze the post code.

High-Level Theory of Operation

It provide a library PostCodeStatusCodeHandlerLib used by edk2 StatusCodeHandler.efi, used to show the post code. It also provide a library of PostCodeMap lib, it map the status code to post code. A library of PostCode lib is needed by platform.

In the library contstructor function, PostCodeStatusCodeHandlerLib register the call back function for ReportStatusCode. When called, it call GetPostCodeFromStatusCode() in PostCodeMapLib to get post code from status code, and call PostCode() in PostCodeLib to show the post code.

PostCodeStatusCodeHandlerLib include 3 libraries for PEI, RuntimeDxe, SMM: * PeiPostCodeStatusCodeHandlerLib * RuntimeDxePostCodeStatusCodeHandlerLib * SmmPostCodeStatusCodeHandlerLib

Firmware Volumes

Linked with StatusCodeHandler.efi, and make sure put the StatusCodeHandler.efi after the ReportStatusCodeRouter.efi.

Modules

  • PostCodeStatusCodeHandlerLib
  • PostCodeMapLib

PostCodeStatusCodeHandlerLib

This library register the call back function for ReportStatusCode, and get post code from status code, and show post code.

PostCodeMapLib

This library provide a function to get post code from status code.

Key Functions

  • In PeiPostCodeStatusCodeHandlerLib: EFI_STATUS EFIAPI PostCodeStatusCodeReportWorker ( IN CONST EFI_PEI_SERVICES **PeiServices, IN EFI_STATUS_CODE_TYPE CodeType, IN EFI_STATUS_CODE_VALUE Value, IN UINT32 Instance, IN CONST EFI_GUID *CallerId, IN CONST EFI_STATUS_CODE_DATA *Data OPTIONAL )

  • In RuntimeDxePostCodeStatusCodeHandlerLib: EFI_STATUS EFIAPI PostCodeStatusCodeReportWorker ( IN EFI_STATUS_CODE_TYPE CodeType, IN EFI_STATUS_CODE_VALUE Value, IN UINT32 Instance, IN EFI_GUID *CallerId, IN EFI_STATUS_CODE_DATA *Data OPTIONAL )

  • In SmmPostCodeStatusCodeHandlerLib: EFI_STATUS EFIAPI PostCodeStatusCodeReportWorker ( IN EFI_STATUS_CODE_TYPE CodeType, IN EFI_STATUS_CODE_VALUE Value, IN UINT32 Instance, IN EFI_GUID *CallerId, IN EFI_STATUS_CODE_DATA *Data OPTIONAL )

  • In PostCodeMapLib: UINT32 EFIAPI GetPostCodeFromStatusCode ( IN EFI_STATUS_CODE_TYPE CodeType, IN EFI_STATUS_CODE_VALUE Value )

Configuration

  • Link the library to StatusCodeHandler.efi. Example: MdeModulePkg/Universal/StatusCodeHandler/RuntimeDxe/StatusCodeHandlerRuntimeDxe.inf { NULL|PostCodeDebugFeaturePkg/Library/PostCodeStatusCodeHandlerLib/RuntimeDxePostCodeStatusCodeHandlerLib.inf } Refer to PostCodeDebugFeature.dsc for other example.
  • Config PCD gPostCodeDebugFeaturePkgTokenSpaceGuid.PcdStatusCodeUsePostCode. In platform .dsc file, need to config the type of gPostCodeDebugFeaturePkgTokenSpaceGuid.PcdStatusCodeUsePostCode. Use PcdsFixedAtBuild to save binary size, and use PcdsDynamic if want to enable/disable in runtime.
  • Implemented platform's special PostCodeMapLib if needed.
  • Provide the platform's special PostCodeLib.
  • Make sure put the StatusCodeHandler.efi after the ReportStatusCodeRouter.efi.

Data Flows

Status Code (ReportStatusCode) -> Post Code (GetPostCodeFromStatusCode).

Control Flows

ReportStatusCode() -> PostCodeStatusCodeReportWorker() -> GetPostCodeFromStatusCode() -> PostCode()

Build Flows

There is not special build flows.

Test Point Results

Verify the post code shown is correct.

Functional Exit Criteria

N/A

Feature Enabling Checklist

  • Set the PCD gPostCodeDebugFeaturePkgTokenSpaceGuid.PcdStatusCodeUsePostCode to TRUE.
  • The post code can be shown.

Common Optimizations

  • Implemented platform's special PostCodeMapLib if needed.