[coreboot] [RFC] GSoC proposal: Native graphics init for AMD/ATI graphics hardware

Paul Menzel paulepanter at users.sourceforge.net
Wed Mar 20 11:28:43 CET 2013

Dear coreboot folks,

similar to implementing native graphics for Intel hardware to replace
the Video BIOS [1], which brings down the time from 1.5 seconds with the
Video BIOS to 200 ms with native graphics init [2], the same should be
done for hardware with AMD/ATI graphics.

Would such a project be feasible for Google Summer of Code 2013?

1. Is that even possible for AMD/ATI hardware in their current design
with ATOM BIOS and firmware?
2. Surely some student and mentor have to be found for tackling this
task. I could ask the Radeon and Linux DRM folks if they would be
willing to join such an effort. (Though the AMD/ATI developers seem to
be understaffed.)
3. Has anyone already thought about this idea?



[1] https://docs.google.com/document/d/1g8FMob25VZYxbWri2iFB8YiSL8gwF9vKJH3HGxr0xQU/edit?pli=1#
[2] http://review.coreboot.org/#/c/2531/5//COMMIT_MSG
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