Thank you for this enlightening message about blobgesa... Luckily AMD was 10 years slow at following Intel's ME example, 10 years since ME first version, and it was not until 2015 that built-in Platform Secure Processors completely took over the AMD's Mobility family ( Kaveri from 2014 still didnt have PSP ) . Desktop family has 2015 Godavari without the PSP. It seems that PSP-blobgesa plague is going from low end to high end direction, and - while it took over the mobility family - desktop high end is still OK, and server family is far from it (so far only low end "seattle" servers are affected)
Hopefully this blobgesa will be open sourced eventually - its not that far from reality because AMD open sourced a lot of stuff during the past months... Also it will be very interesting to see how AMD Zen platforms will behave
Best regards, Vladimir Shipovalov
On 28 October 2015 at 00:35, Felix Held firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
if you would check a "Binary situation" page at coreboot's wiki, you would
see that Intel is in three times more evil
That page is outdated. Newer AMD systems have the platform security processor, which is quite similiar to the ME.
http://www.uefi.org/sites/default/files/resources/UEFI_PlugFest_AMD_Security... has some information on the PSP. Chips with PSP are btw. only supported by blobgesa.
Also the AGESA source is quite a mess (I started to do some cleanups there, but finally dropped the project, because it wasn't worth the time for me) and having native initialization will be much better.