[coreboot] r3406 - trunk/util/flashrom

Stefan Reinauer stepan at coresystems.de
Wed Jul 2 18:43:19 CEST 2008

Peter Stuge wrote:
>> There should not be a situation where the user has to know that she
>> can only write the flash after she set all the bits to 1 by erasing
>> it.
> This stands in contrast with the layout and (current) -s/-e options.
Not at all.
> If I tell flashrom to only write to a six-byte area in the chip - I
> sure do not want the eraseblock to be erased.
If necessary for those 6 byte to write, yes, that is exactly what you want.

>> That's hardware knowledge that the tool must have, not the user.
> I disagree. This is a major characteristic of flash technology and I
> don't think we should be hiding it.
> Look at the GALEP software for comparison. 

Yes, everyone knows the galep software is crap for exactly stuff like 
that. The new version does not allow autoerase anymore.

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