UDK2018 Core Update Notes

Laurie Jarlstrom edited this page Apr 2, 2018 · 6 revisions

UDK2018 Core Update Notes

  1. The GCC tool chain adds --whole-archive link option to detect the duplicated function or variable name. If the source code has this issue, the code will need to be fixed first, or the platform can set a link option to disable this checker in the platform's DSC file as shown below:
GCC:*_*_*_DLINK_FLAGS = -Wl,--no-whole-archive
  1. The MdePkg BaseLib adds a new API CalculateCrc32() to calculate CRC32 value. If the source code has the same function name, it will need to be updated to use BaseLib one.

  2. The Define GLOBAL_REMOVE_IF_UNREFERENCED is defined as empty in Base.h for Visual Studio 2013* (VS2013) and later compilers. If the platform defines this MACRO as the different value, the platform will need to update their code to remove this macro definition, and use it from Base.h. If the platform has the duplicated global variable name from the different libraries, it may be exposed by this change. Platforms will need to update the code to avoid the duplicated global variable name.

  3. To follow UEFI 2.7, the variable driver is updated to do more check and expose an issue in ShellPkg DmpStore.c. Then the DmpStore command in old the SHELL will not work. The New UEFI SHELL binary or source needs to be used.

  4. The code to provide TFTP and DP shell commands is moved from ShellPkg/Library directory to ShellPkg/DynamicCommand directory. Platforms which use Shell source code needs to:

a. Remove below two libraries' INF files reference from platform DSC file;


b. Add dynamic commands for the two shell commands in DSC and FDF files;


c. Set gEfiShellPkgTokenSpaceGuid.PcdShellLibAutoInitialize as FALSE for Shell.inf and these two command INF in platform DSC.

  1. The SmbiosMeasurement has been updated to skip measurement for OEM type. Platform code should measure OEM type by itself if required.

  2. Microcode update module has been moved from UefiCpuPkg to IntelSiliconPkg. The Platform needs to update the MicrocodeUpdate INF path in DSC/FDF as below.

-> IntelSiliconPkg/Feature/Capsule/MicrocodeUpdateDxe/MicrocodeUpdateDxe.inf
  1. The PerformancePkg is removed. Platforms should use the DP command produced by the ShellPkg/DynamicCommand/DpDynamicCommand. The PcAtchipsetPkg/Library/AcpiTimerLib is recommended to be used instead of the PerformancePkg/Library/TscTimerLib. If the overrided TscTimerLib is still used, the definitions in PerformancePkg TscFrequency.h and GenericIch.h will need to be copied to the platform package.

  2. A new interface is introduced to CpuExceptionHandlerLib. It must be implemented for any existing instance of this library otherwise the build will fail. This method can just call original InitializeCpuExceptionHandlers if there is not a stack switch to setup for Stack Guard feature. The new interface is below:

InitializeCpuExceptionHandlersEx (
  1. The DxeIpl is updated to set all memory blocks used for page table as read-only. For those platforms providing their own implementation of EFI_CPU_ARCH_PROTOCOL, the SetMemoryAttributes method must be updated to clear CR0.WP before changing page attributes and re-set it afterwards.

  2. The PEI SectionExtraction PPI removes the hardcode alignment adjustment in GUIDED and Compression section. If the leaf section in GUIDED and Compression section has the alignment requirement, it needs to obviously specify its align in FDF file.

  3. The New performance library and DP application depends on the ACPI50 FPDT table. Platform needs to include MdeModulePkg FirmwarePerformanceDataTablePei/FirmwarePerformanceDataTableDxe /FirmwarePerformanceDataTableSmm drivers. And, if PcAtChipsetPkg BaseAcpiTimerLib is used to catch the performance log in PEI phase, it needs to be changed to PeiAcpiTimerLib.

  4. The new OpalPassword solution removes the OpalPasswordSmm and adds the OpalPasswordPei. Platforms will need to exclude the lines below in their platform dsc and fdf files.


The Platform will need to update as in the line below for their platform dsc and fdf files.

-> SecurityPkg/Tcg/Opal/OpalPassword/OpalPasswordDxe.inf

The Platform will need to add the line below in their platform dsc and fdf files.
The platform will also need to connect the trusted storage and console to enable the new OpalPassword solution. The S3 reserved memory size (for example, PcdS3AcpiReservedMemorySize) will need to be enlarged as well as the new OpalPasswordPei will need to allocate a DMA buffer for DMA operations to unlock the OPAL device.

  1. A new field Translation is added to PCI_ROOT_BRIDGE_APERTURE structure in MdeModulePkg/Include/Library/PciHostBridgeLib.h. A Platform whose HOST address equals to DEVICE address needs to initialize this field to 0.

  2. All TrEE libraries and drivers are removed. A platform should use Tcg2 libraries and drivers. Left guid/header file/library/drivers are removed. They are required to be replaced by right ones.

    gTrEEConfigFormSetGuid                    <== gTcg2ConfigFormSetGuid
    gEfiTrEEPhysicalPresenceGuid              <== gEfiTcg2PhysicalPresenceGuid
    Include/Guid/TrEEConfigHii.h              <== Include/Guid/Tcg2ConfigHii.h
    Include/Guid/TrEEPhysicalPresenceData.h   <== Include/Guid/Tcg2PhysicalPresenceData.h
    Include/Library/TrEEPhysicalPresenceLib.h <== Include/Library/Tcg2PhysicalPresenceLib.h
    Include/Library/TrEEPpVendorLib.h         <== Include/Library/Tcg2PpVendorLib.h
    Library/TrEEPpVendorLibNull               <== Library/Tcg2PpVendorLibNull
    Library/DxeTrEEPhysicalPresenceLib        <== Library/DxeTcg2PhysicalPresenceLib
    Library/Tpm2DeviceLibTrEE                 <== Library/Tpm2DeviceLibTcg2
    Tcg/TrEEConfig                            <== Tcg/Tcg2Config
    Tcg/TrEEPei                               <== Tcg/Tcg2Pei
    Tcg/TrEEDxe                               <== Tcg/Tcg2Dxe
    Tcg/TrEESmm                               <== Tcg/Tcg2Smm

Note: This page describes the Core package differences based on UEFI Development Kit (UDK) UDK2017 Release. For a detailed list of Changes and updates See UDK2018 Release wiki page

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