Coreboot Symposium 2008

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general: breaks at 10-10:30, 12-1, 3-3:30


Time Speaker Topic
1:00-2:00 Ron Minnich Opening of the meeting and discussion of the last year
2:00-3:00 Stefan Reinauer Automated Testbed, GSoC 2007, 2008
3:00-3:30 break
3:30-4:00 Stefan Reinauer coresystems' various BIOS customers, recent ports and other related work
4:00-end hack session -- set up boards and prioritize the goals of the rest of the time


Time Speaker Topic
8:30-10:00 Marc Jones (AMD) AMD talks about whatever they want :-)

- consumer issues

- what's going on

- new ports this year

- K10?


10:00-10:30 break
10:30-12:00 Marc Karasek (Sun) Marc talks about his work at Sun with SimNow
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-3:00 Ron Minnich Ron gives an overview of v3, from the smallest to the large bits.

Sample build/burn session

3:00-3:30 break
3:30-4:00 open questions (please add some)

1. how do we tell when a board is good enough to move from v2 to v3?

What's the test?

2. What pending issues are there?

4:00-5:00 Ward Vandewege The view from the FSF (slides and narrative)


  • hack all day. We hope to fix the problems we prioritized Thursday.

What needs to be brought

  • monitor
  • power supplies
  • ByteBlaster II

Who is bringing what

Ron: dbe61 and dbe62. Alix 1C. Alix LPC pod. Artec LPC pod. MINI PCI and PCI post cards. T23 with ubuntu. Outlet strips. FS2 if it arrives from LANL on time (it may not). USB hubs? ISDN card that causes Alix 1.c failure. Ethernet switch. USB PCI card for testing Alix 1.C. Somebody bring some cat 5 cables -- I forgot mine! Camera. I'm now in Denver!

Ward: alix2c3, Artec LPC dongle. alix.1c, usb-to-serial adapter, null-modem cable, philips screwdriver, bios savior, some plcc bios chips

Stefan: Advantech PCM-5820, possibly other boards, Artec LPC Dongle, JTAG cables on Request, Galep-5 Flash Writer, Flash Plaice(?)

Jordan: Norwich, FS2, ROM emulator, monitor, PS/2 keyboard, serial cable, laptop and lots of code.

MarcJ: Norwich, DB800, DBE61, ROM emulators, fs2, keyboard, cables, monitor, hd, atx power, etc. - any requests?

Current show stopper issues

  • ALIX1.C and DB800 lockup if MFGPT are enabled in kernel.
  • ALIX1.C interrupt flood if ISDN card is enabled (may be related to MFGPT issue).
  • DBE62 RAM timing is wrong.
  • DBE62 PLL reset gives wrong value on auto setting.
  • SiS card can't program 2M flash part.

See also Denver meeting discussion topics for more ideas.