[coreboot] [PATCH] [flashrom] initial numonyx support

Stefan Reinauer stepan at coresystems.de
Fri Jun 27 18:34:25 CEST 2008

* Peter Stuge <peter at stuge.se> [080627 17:48]:
> > * drop erroneous "unknown flash chip" entries. They badly clash with the
> >   "multiple flash chip support" and are no longer required since it's
> >    possible to force a flash chip with Peter's last patch.
> Thumbs up on this. I thought on doing this in my patch, but I wanted
> a flashrom mode that was completely equivalent - ie. it would scan
> for known vendors. But I am fine with removing this right now.

Great. This has been giving me the weirdest errors and outputs over the
time, nearly rendering the tool unusable for production use.

In /dev/bios I had an extra array with { VENDOR_ID, "vendorname" }
that I could use to match an unknown flash chip against a vendor.

One idea I had a long time ago was also to always print an vendor/device
ID in case the probe command changed the chip's state (ie the read ID is
different from the memory read before in non-spi mode)

Then we could identify the "you have a flashchip in your system, but we
don't fully know it" case much better.


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