[coreboot] coreboot and embedded controllers, for example OLPC and its OpenEC code

Jordan Crouse jordan.crouse at amd.com
Thu Jun 19 22:43:52 CEST 2008

On 19/06/08 15:23 -0500, Ken.Fuchs at bench.com wrote:
> coreboot needs to have a solution/framework/interface for dealing
> with embedded controllers.  The trend seems to be that mainboards
> will have more of these as time goes by.  For existing boards,
> coreboot may be able to load the existing embedded controller
> code, but for new designs with coreboot firmware, the embedded
> controller code will have to written from scratch and obviously
> will require a toolchain and debugging tools.

When done right, the embedded controller will be transparent to
coreboot.  If you need a solution / framework / interface
for dealing with custom embedded controller code, then the
openEC project isn't doing a very good job.


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