[coreboot] EP80579 Mainboard support

Myles Watson mylesgw at gmail.com
Fri Jun 19 15:33:13 CEST 2009

I'm no expert on this board.

> TC Init
> PNP: 004e.4 init
> PNP: 004e.5 init
> PCI: 00:1f.2 init
> SATA init
> SATA Enabled
> PCI: 00:1f.4 init
> APIC_CLUSTER: 0 init
> Initializing CPU #0
> CPU: vendor Intel device 10650
> CPU: family 06, model 15, stepping 00
> Enabling cache
> Setting fixed MTRRs(0-88) Type: UC
> After this either it hang or jump back to "Uncompressing coreboot to
> RAM" and then hang. It can as
> well loop "Uncompressing coreboot to RAM".
> Could it still be related to wrong timing value set on the memory
> controller? I doubt about this because
> I have tried a lot of different DIMMs as well but the result same.
> Memory can be ECC or not, not
> much differences.

I don't think so.  This is a long time after RAM gets set up.

> I've tried both FSB (400 and 533MHz) and both SKU ( 600 and 1200MHz
> (forced to 1060 as well).
> What I can say as well is that depending where the PCIe GFX card is
> connected the boot process
> is very unstable. I know the build does not even use GFX output.
> Connecting the GFX card on the
> x16 PCIe slot is the more stable vector. By more stable I mean no
> strange unhandled exceptions.
I think more information here could be helpful.

> I was trying to find in the sources where the hardware watchdog timer is
> enabled or disabled. Am not
> sure if this is something you have been taking care about during your
> dev or not, did you enable and
> set a value in the WDT or not.
To see if the problem is the WDT, set the log level lower (less output) and
see if it reboots at a different place.  It will boot much faster with less

> A last thing is a bit before in the log is the following :
> set power on after power fail
> RTC Init
> The power did not fail, the voltage did not even drop, I've been
> measuring this with an oscilloscope
> in here. Is it expected?
I think this line means that it's setting the option, so that when there is
a power failure it will power back on.  It doesn't mean that there's been a
power failure.


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