[coreboot] Patch merged into coreboot/master: e4fc528 Add the memory reference code binary for sandybridge chipsets

Luc Verhaegen libv at skynet.be
Tue Apr 17 13:43:02 CEST 2012

On Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 05:03:39PM +0200, Peter Stuge wrote:
> Luc Verhaegen wrote:
> > > the following patch was just integrated into master:
> > > 
> > >     Add the memory reference code binary for sandybridge chipsets
> > >
> > > Reviewed-By: Peter Stuge <peter at stuge.se> at Mon Apr 16 01:12:57 2012, giving +2
> > 
> > ?
> For the first time in history, coreboot now supports the very latest
> hardware platforms from both AMD and Intel!
> I think this is an incredibly exciting development, and adding the
> MRC is an absolute no-brainer.
> Calling vendor reference code hooks for parts of the initialization
> is not ideal, but it is a lot better than not supporting a platform
> at all. For industry (which we want to reach) it may actually *be*
> ideal, since they are already familiar with the way the reference
> code works, so understanding coreboot becomes just a little bit
> easier.
> I still believe that we the coreboot community can create more
> innovative init code, as we have done for a decade already, but
> someone has to do it. So far I don't know of significant effort to
> create Sandy Bridge/Ivy Bridge memory controller init, but if one
> is underway then once it is done I would suggest using that by
> default, and relegating the MRC to an expert Kconfig option.
> I think Ron's effort on native Intel graphics init by refactoring KMS
> drivers is a great idea to have more native init, and it could well
> be *the* way we will finallyx get rid of the sucky VGA BIOS!
> I'm very thankful for the efforts David, Stefan, Ron, and the rest
> of their team at Google have put into making coreboot a serious
> alternative for the latest Intel hardware in the industry!
> You rock guys!
> //Peter

You just committed a patch that was under heavy discussion, completely 
ignoring this discussion, and you definitely ruined the outcome of that 

On top of that, you just committed a binary blob to a free software 
project, a free software project that used to take pride in providing 
the functionality that that binary blob now provides.

You rock!

Luc Verhaegen.

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