Patrick Georgi via coreboot:
coreboot is shipping AMD's open sourced AGESA for a few generations
as part of its tree.
Some people advocate dropping the code due to its quality and lack
of maintenance while others are happy with using the code.
So: to help keep this code alive, we'd need maintainers - people
willing to work through issues, improve the code quality and generally
act as a point of contact if any questions arise.
One item to start with could be to work through Coverity
issues, where the largest proportion is now AGESA based
after Jacob cleaned up most of the rest of the tree. See
I would like to help out. Is there someone experienced who can mentor me
on setting up a streamlined, open-source development environment for
Coreboot? I've been using grep and gedit for my hacking needs, but
trying to maintain a 5 level deep state table of AGESA code dependencies
in my head was a problem. How did Jacob get started and what IDE did he
use, for example?
Drivers needs support to not get in the way of later
and AGESA is sorely lacking in that department. If you see value
in that code, please step up now, not only when we're looking into
removing that code for good.
Which drivers and what support? I see Kyösti Mälkki replied with better
questions. Where is the biggest pain point today, i.e. not already being
worked on and would return the most value to Coreboot by my work?