[coreboot] [PATCH] flashrom: Check for failed SPI command execution

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Tue Nov 18 01:41:58 CET 2008

On 17.11.2008 14:28, Stefan Reinauer wrote:
> Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
>> Check for failed SPI command execution in flashrom. Although SPI itself
>> does not have a mechanism to signal command failure, the SPI host may be
>> unable to send a given command over the wire due to security or hardware
>> limitations. The current code ignores these mechanisms completely and
>> simply assumes almost every command succeeds. Complain if SPI command
>> execution fails.
>> Since locked down Intel chipsets (like the one we had problems with
>> earlier) only allow a small subset of commands, find the common subset
>> of commands between the chipset and the ROM in the chip erase case. That
>> is accomplished by the new spi_chip_erase_60_c7() which can be used for
>> chips supporting both 0x60 and 0xc7 chip erase commands.
>> Both parts of the patch address problems seen in the real world. The
>> increased verbosity for the error case will help us diagnose and address
>> problems better.
>> Signed-off-by: Carl-Daniel Hailfinger <c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net>
> Acked-by: Stefan Reinauer <stepan at coresystems.de>

Thanks, committed in r3757.



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