[LinuxBIOS] Support for Abit AV8? Suggestion for AM2 board?

Ronald G Minnich rminnich at lanl.gov
Wed Oct 25 21:17:46 CEST 2006

Tom Sylla wrote:

> SPI is becoming a darling boot source, it is only 2 wires, and the
> ROMs are physically much smaller, but are similar densities to PLCCs.
> SPIs right now are mostly SO-8s, and socketing SO-8s is an expensive
> thing to do (much more expensive than a PLCC socket). The SPI ROMs
> themselves, however, are cheaper than their LPC/FWH PLCC counterparts.
> That is what makes me think SPI will take over soon. Maybe that is
> wrong, and PLCCs will last 5 more years, who knows. (NAND may also be
> a near term option on some southbridges)

certainly in embedded soldered-on is attractive.

Our job will get harder, but I think we will have to work it out.


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