[LinuxBIOS] Generic RAM detection routine
popkonserve at gmx.de
Wed Aug 8 22:10:03 CEST 2007
i'll have a generic ram detection routine ready by the end of the week
that it able to detect any size of EDO/FPM (and maybe SDRAM too) just by
reading/writing data. it doesn't need to access any smbus. i'll use this
routine to support DRAM initialization on almost any socket 7
chipset..just have a little patience. the routine will not be able to
determine any memory latencies by itself, so it may require user
interactity or it will just set default values.
the chipsets that will be supported:
ALi Aladdin III/IV/IV/V
before you ask: yes, i'll write a separate raminit.c for all those
chipsets..so it may take a while. anyway, the all use the same ram
detection routine that, as said before, will be finished by the end of
the week. any help is appreciated.
if the ram detection works for sdram as well (i didn't took a closer
look but i guess it works just like the edo/fpm detection) i'll write
routines for various Slot1 chipsets, too. Intel LX/BX first i guess.
btw. if you happen to live in germany and you want to donate some of the
above listed hardware for testing purpose: drop me a line :)
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