[coreboot] [PATCH] flashrom: Dummy+external programmer cosmetics.

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Mon May 11 17:46:56 CEST 2009

On 11.05.2009 16:56, ron minnich wrote:
> Acked-by: Ronald G. Minnich <rminnich at gmail.com>

Thanks, committed in r495.

> As long as you have tested the dummy flasher on a dummy chip, and

Done. I tested the dummy flasher with a dummy "always return 0xff" chip
and the results are as expected.

> booted the dummy laptop with a dummy os, 

Unfortunately, flashrom does not support compilation on a dummy OS yet.
I'll happily take patches, though.

> and written the book "Flash programming for dummies"

That's actually a great idea. I decided to write that book and include
it below.

Flash Programming for Dummies

A book by Carl-Daniel Hailfinger

Dedicated to Ron Minnich, who taught me so much.

Table of Contents

Preface .............. 1
Flashing your BIOS ... 2

Flash programming on modern operating systems is still a challenge which
requires quite a bit of effort, experience and luck. Besides interaction
with chipsets, embedded controllers and flash translation chips, data
sheet foot notes and command line confusion loom right around the
corner. This book is indended for beginners and those who already know a
few things about low-level utilities.

Flashing your BIOS
Don't do it!



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