[LinuxBIOS] one last note
Ronald G Minnich
rminnich at lanl.gov
Mon Jan 23 05:24:38 CET 2006
Adam Talbot wrote:
> Currently trying to port the EBC3410, but if I could find a small GX2
> board for a good price I would switch. My project is all about boot time
> and that built in DDR memory controler REALY speeds things up.
> My current board.
Adam, if you do this port, it will help gx2.
What are you doing about the VSA stuff?
The geode has some real IP baggage .... I'm trying to talk to AMD about
this, as it dates back to the NSC days. If we go with Geode, and we want
(e.g.) VGA, we're going to have a huge binary blob of proprietary code
in the middle of linuxbios. Hmm, not that much different than VGA, eh?
But, you get the big blob from these guys:
i.e., a proprietary BIOS vendor seems to be the control point for the
AMD geode code, although the code seems to be freely available in some
form or another. This is kind of weird. I don't quite know why it is
done this way.
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