[coreboot] [flashrom] nic3com: A thanks, a question and a suggestion

Idwer Vollering vidwer at gmail.com
Fri May 22 15:47:52 CEST 2009

2009/5/22 Urja Rannikko <urjaman at gmail.com>

> Hello all,
> First thanks to Uwe for nic3com support and to Mats Erik (IIRC) for helping
> with (or atleast pointing out the lack of) 3C905B support - i just tested a
> SST 29EE010 on an 3C905B-TXNM that had been useless for a while - works :)
> Anyways, does anyone know how big flash chips these 3com's support? The SST
> i tested is 128k - i can propably (given time) test 256k also, but just
> curious.

Not that I have a 905B, but:

> And also, if i plan on using this for "hotflashing" a chip from another box
> to do my various hacks, it would be very much indeed too easy to
> accidentally write flashrom -w <file> instead of flashrom -p nic3com -w
> <file> .
> I'm not 100% sure whether this is a good idea (some might find it
> annoying), but i suggest that in case of "flashrom -w" or "flashrom -E" it
> would ask for sure, eg. "This will erase/write your INTERNAL flash chip. Are
> you sure (y/n)?".
> If given flashrom -p internal -w (or -E) it would not ask (for scripting).
> --
> urjaman
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