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X-LINUX-AWS Distribution Package

Applicable for STM32MP13x lines

1. Generate X-LINUX-AWS OpenSTLinux distribution[edit source]

With the following procedure, you can generate the complete distribution enabling the X-LINUX-AWS Expansion Package.
This procedure is mandatory to use TPM on the X-LINUX-AWS Expansion Package.

1.1. Download the Distribution Package[edit source]

  • Install the OpenSTLinux Distribution Package by following the dedicated article (STM32MP1 Distribution Package) but do not initialize the OpenEmbedded environment (do not source the envsetup.sh).

1.2. Install X-LINUX-AWS environment[edit source]

  • Clone the meta-st-x-linux-aws git repository
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For X-LINUX-AWS v5.0.0:
 cd <Distribution Package installation directory>/layers/meta-st
 git clone https://github.com/STMicroelectronics/meta-st-x-linux-aws.git -b v5.0.0


  • Clone the meta-st-x-linux-tpm git repository
 cd <Distribution Package installation directory>/layers/meta-st
 git clone https://github.com/STMicroelectronics/meta-st-x-linux-tpm.git -b 5.0.0
  • Clone the meta-aws git repository
 cd <Distribution Package installation directory>/layers
 git clone https://github.com/aws4embeddedlinux/meta-aws.git -b mickledore
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  • Clone the meta-security git repository
 cd <Distribution Package installation directory>/layers
 git clone https://git.yoctoproject.org/meta-security -b mickledore
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Validated on commit d7db0a3bd1a8639df7570483f003ce00cbe274a2
  • For a new environment

Source the build environment with the correct board and layer:

 cd ../..
 MACHINE=stm32mp13-disco DISTRO=openstlinux-weston BSP_DEPENDENCY='layers/meta-st/meta-st-x-linux-tpm layers/meta-st/meta-st-x-linux-aws layers/meta-aws' source layers/meta-st/scripts/envsetup.sh
  • For an already installed environment

Add the layers to the Yocto environment:

 cd ../..
 source layers/meta-st/scripts/envsetup.sh
 bitbake-layers add-layer ../layers/meta-st/meta-st-x-linux-aws/ ../layers/meta-st/meta-st-x-linux-tpm/ ../layers/meta-aws/ ../layers/meta-security

1.3. Build the image[edit source]

 bitbake st-image-aws
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Note that building the image might take a long time depending on the host computer performance.

1.4. Program the built image[edit source]

Follow this link to see how to program the built image.

2. Main software modifications[edit source]

Through the X-LINUX-AWS Distribution Package, the OpenSTLinux distribution is mainly changed at two levels:

  • The Linux® kernel configuration and Device tree level with the X-LINUX-TPM Expansion Package integration.
  • User space bringing necessary libraries and tools to use AWS Greengrass, OP-TEE, and the TPM expansion board features.

List of modifications:

  • recipes-iot/aws-iot-greengrass/greengrass-bin_%.bbappend
    • Installation of Greengrass core software into directory /opt/greengrass/v2/
    • Download and installation of AmazonRootCA1 certificate
    • Download and installation of Pkcs11Provider 2.0.6 to use (hard or soft) Security Module at first connection
    • Configuration file modifications
  • recipes-security/optee/optee-os-stm32mp_3.19.0.bbappend
    • Installation of PKCS11 OP-TEE Trusted Application
  • recipes-security/latchset/pkcs11-provider.bb
    • Installation of PKCS#11provider for OpenSSL 3.x
    • Installation of OpenSSL PKCS#11 provider configuration file
  • recipes-tpm2/tpm2-pkcs11/tpm2-pkcs11_%.bbappend
    • Creation of a directory /etc/tpm2_pkcs11/ to store some metadata to make the tpm2-pkcs11 library operate correctly.
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You can also define that location with the TPM2_PKCS11_STORE environment variable.

In that case, the TPM2_PKCS11_STORE environment variable must be set in the /lib/systemd/system/greengrass.service file

Check the tpm2-software documentation for more details.

  • recipes-samples/demo-application/demo-application-aws.bb
    • Grant user weston the right to perform some operations
    • Creation of a demonstration application to:
      • Visualize current Greengrass Core Device configuration
      • Show Greengrass component status
      • Interact with an MQTT network by subscribing and publishing to topics
  • recipes-st/images/st-image-aws.bb
    • Creation of a custom build image