[LinuxBIOS] [PATCH] flashrom: board specific enables based on matching pci-ids.
stepan at coresystems.de
Fri Mar 23 22:38:44 CET 2007
* Luc Verhaegen <libv at skynet.be> [070323 21:18]:
> > Ok, so do I get this right: all boards below might be supported by
> > LinuxBIOS as well, if we create ports for them based on the Epia-M
> > and start setting correct subsystem vendor ids?
> No, this is just flashrom working on them. If users want to read/write
> prorietary bioses from linux directly, then they can. It's only the
> various flash enables that need to be written for flashrom to become a
> general tool.
Sorry, I asked the wrong way. Do all systems have the same north and
southbridge? Because then we could easily get all of them up in LinuxBIOS
itself in a few days, if there's testhardware. But it looks like it is
not that easy:
> As for the other devices: The Shuttle and the Asus have VIAs KM400
> northbridge, if time permits, i will try to implement them fully.
Is this very different from the vt8623?
> > Also: This is nothing that the user would manually choose, except during
> > migration process. Later these strings are read from the linuxbios
> > table, which is "the one correct answer" rather than a solution based on
> > heuristics..
> Right, depend on the linuxbios table. On the other hand, it's too easy
> to copy over a mainboards Options.lb and forget about adjusting the name
Well, if you do that on an already working port, you might be into
trouble, but then again, if you mess up other files like that, you will
end up with a not bootable system very easily.
> Maybe the linuxbios name is added to the pci-id table as well, NULL if
> If there's a linuxbios table present, then just try to match main ids
> and the name. Otherwise, try to match both main and card ids.
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