[coreboot] patch: init gx cache earlier.
marc.jones at amd.com
Mon Feb 4 22:56:09 CET 2008
ron minnich wrote:
> We're still far too slow, perhaps because we are not caching ROM?
Correct. Here is a patch that changes that. BUT, here is a problem here.
Due to some cache coherency snoop problems across pci we need the ROM
cache properties to be write-serialize + cache disabled.
My suggestion is to reset the ROM cache properties in stage2 once code
is executing in memory. The problem is that stage2 returns to stage1 to
load the payload. v3 would be slow again trying to decompress the payload.
I don't have any good ideas to fix this yet. I don't know if any other
systems will have similar problems with going back to the ROM to load
payloads. Most BIOS "shadow" and this isn't an issues. It isn't an issue
in v2 because the payload load code is in memory.
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