[LinuxBIOS] [PATCH] flashrom patch for iwill dk8_htx
libv at skynet.be
Thu Apr 26 00:52:09 CEST 2007
On Thu, Apr 26, 2007 at 12:29:11AM +0200, Peter Stuge wrote:
> Do you have any experience from reading factory BIOS data structures
> found in RAM somewhere while working with the VIA boards?
Nope, no experience there. At the time people were telling me to read in
dmi from the driver. DMI is just not fundamentally different from
subsystem ids, as the vendor is just as prone to shoot himself in the
foot. It's just a different kind of evil.
Besides, if i remember correctly, the consortium controlling dmi
deprecated the standard back in 2004.
As you said, reference designs are going to be a problem. Vendors should
imho just be more responsible about these things. As it's pure stupidity
that stop this neat functionality to be universally useful. This mess
happens everywhere though, DDC/EDID (monitors) is pretty much the same
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