[coreboot] Support to Intel CPUs

Corey Osgood corey.osgood at gmail.com
Mon Jun 30 02:18:52 CEST 2008

No, I didn't mean intel chipsets (did I say chipsets? If so, I'm
sorry), I meant the CPUs. I've been through the docs enough to check
that the current init for P3s will work for all current Intel CPUs,
with the exception of having the microcode updates for the newer CPUs.
All my patch does is better organize the current CPUs, add the CPU IDs
and appropriate socket folders for the newer ones, and add the
microcode updates for every PII and newer CPU, including Xeons.
Unfortunately, those updates are too large to fit in the rom for some
socket types/mainboards currently in the tree, so something needs to
be done to make them fit. You'll have to take care of the rest of the
chipset yourself ;)

Good luck!

On Sun, Jun 29, 2008 at 2:59 AM, Patrick Georgi <patrick at georgi-clan.de> wrote:
> Star Liu schrieb:
>> I'm a little confused. We had a discussion in the coreboot IRC room
>> yesterday. We thought that intel do not provide public information on
>> how to initiate and test their chipset, so we are not able to provide
>> support to those intel chipset in coreboot.
> They might provide information under NDAs (non-disclosure agreements).
> Other vendors also do that, but that's okay if someone is willing to
> sign an NDA and if the NDA allows distribution of the resulting code
> under the terms of the GPL, maybe after getting clearance from the vendor.
> The issue seems to be that intel is less willing to do that than others,
> and if they are, they seem to move rather slowly.
> Regards,
> Patrick Georgi
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