[coreboot] Supermicro H8QME-2+ mct_d fatal exit.

Andrew Goodbody andrew.goodbody at tadpole.com
Fri Mar 5 14:33:24 CET 2010

Sorry, neglected to send original reply to list.

Knut Kujat wrote:
> Andrew Goodbody escribió:
>> Knut Kujat wrote:
>>> Any suggestions ?
>> The vendor BIOS is doing some initialisation that coreboot is not.
>> This init survives a short shutdown but is lost after a longer period
>> without power.
> Yes, vendor BIOS must be doing something different when initializing
> ram. But why is coreboot working just fine up here in the lab even if I
> let it unplugged the whole night next morning I plug it back on and it
> works!

Don't focus on that too much. It's probably to do with the environment, 
or even just coincidence.

>> Is there a multiplexer on the SMBUS?
> I honestly don't know, I have:

A multiplexer on the SMBUS was just something that occurred to me. To 
find it you would need to actually use the SMBUS controller to scan the 
SMBUS for devices. This is not a trivial task but I think there may be 
tools out there to help you.

A better approach would be to start by actually debugging what is going 
wrong in RAM init. That will tell you the area to investigate for 


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