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From: "coreboot" firstname.lastname@example.org To: "Kyösti Mälkki" email@example.com Cc: "coreboot" firstname.lastname@example.org, "Stefan Reinauer" email@example.com Sent: Friday, August 23, 2019 1:25:23 PM Subject: [coreboot] Re: Verified boot on AMD Picasso
coreboot itself is still open source. FSP is a mixed bag in that it enabled going on with contemporary hardware but also seemed to have killed all motivation to reverse engineer chipset bringup - or maybe that's due to the omnipresent ME on the same devices that made CPU-side reverse engineering seem useless because the ME firmware is still there?
Speaking for myself, the latter applies. I had the knowledge and willingness to keep working on newer native AMD init some years back, *except* that with the PSP forced on those platforms I saw no purpose in doing so. Instead I went back and focused on platforms that could be fully owner controlled, and partly as a result the native AMD init even for the old PSP-free 15h platforms is now rotting and dying out.
I started a new thread to discuss updates the Web site. Irregardless of developer opinion, I have seen firsthand user confusion over the statements on the site; this means the statements do need clarification. I have proposed some updated text in the other thread.
There is still room for both proper native init and the "glue" frameworks, just on completely different platforms. Let's not kill one off entirely to force the other, but at the same time we do need to be very clear in words that non-technical people may understand just what is what.
-- Timothy Pearson Raptor Engineering, LLC https://www.raptorengineering.com