Any UK DiskOnChip Retailers?
Eric W Biederman
ebiederman at lnxi.com
Mon Sep 9 22:41:00 CEST 2002
"Hamish Guthrie \(Mail Lists\)" <hamishl at dplanet.ch> writes:
> Just having had a look at one of the BIOS flash vendors - there are now
> devices up to 8Mbit available for both firmware hub and LPC - one vendor in
> particular has an 8Mbit flash device which attaches directly to LPC.
> I have not looked to see which chipset vendors are supporting firmware hub,
> but according to a bit of documentation I saw, this is aimed at the i8xx
> chipsets, but it appears as though there is still the 8Mbit barrier.
To be clear the firmware hub is a variant on the LPC bus. And as addresses
are clocked across the LPC bus there is no theoretical ROM size limit.
> I guess this all depends upon the application - is the application a purely
> embedded solution with only flash being used, or is it a case of being able
> to fit a kernel into the BIOS chip - for the latter case, I guess 8Mbit
> would be adequate.
I suspect Beoboot would be a tight fit, but that is a different problem.
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