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For anyone wanting a more affordable development platform for POWER9,
check out the Talos II Lite:
Hopefully we're getting down to a price point where coreboot development
becomes more practical (if still a bit painful)?
Looking forward to seeing coreboot on ppc64el systems!
On 05/29/2018 03:45 PM, Timothy Pearson wrote:
Sorry, can't add today....it's a little over
6,000 pages of new
documentation. Still, hardly light reading!
On 05/29/2018 03:39 PM, Timothy Pearson wrote:
Register documentation was published today.
Links to the three volumes
(over 7000 pages of documentation!)
That leaves only the PHB documentation in process
at this point. Almost
On 05/12/2018 02:34 AM, Timothy Pearson wrote:
> On 05/03/2018 06:02 PM, ron minnich wrote:
>> On Thu, May 3, 2018 at 1:20 PM Timothy
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>> I think I was being a bit pessimistic
/ too careful here. We're close
>> to getting the docs publicly released, but that doesn't help anyone
>> wanting access right now, which is why I mentioned the other route.
>> IBM's committed to getting the documentation released, they're just
>> making sure that what they release is actually correct for the products
>> it covers.
>> It might make sense to get our
"working group" together over the next
>> few weeks, by which time the documentation should be available in public
>> Are you interested in joining? :-)
>> of course, but not until those docs are
> We're getting there. First manual to be
released is the processor user
> guide. More to follow, including register documentation, in around a week.
> Users guide:
>> Context: I've been trying for 2 years
now to get OPAL released under
>> dual gpl2 licensing with the current apache2 license, apache2 and gpl2
>> are not compatible, so we'd be in a bit of a mess should we use OPAL
>> code in coreboot, and it would be easiest if we were able to use some of
>> that code.
>> The first response from IBM was "why
do you think you need coreboot?" I
>> worked through that, and there was agreement in the end it ought to
>> happen, said agreement reached about 2 years ago. Stuff Would Happen, I
>> was told. After that, silence.
> We've reignited this. It's underway.
>> This is pretty much par for the course
with Power. In 1990 I spent two
>> years getting an agreement that would allow me to .... get more agreements.
> We've plowed through this already and are
at the action point. For the
> most part, just let me know what you need and I'll see if we can get it
>> So close doesn't count. Once I see
the kind of docs I need to see, not
>> requiring a clickwrap, and covering all aspects of every chip on your
>> board, I'm in: I'll order a board. Until then, I can't really do
> Is the NIC an issue? There are several
people working on REing the
> hardware with some great progress , but there's really no way to
> get Broadcom to ever release official documentation. Everything else on
> the libre-friendly non-SAS version either has docs available or we are
> close to getting them published.
>> Thanks for your efforts on Power!
> No problem! We still consider Power the best
path forward for powerful
> libre systems at this point, getting really tired of the other vendors
> actively working against efforts to create open firmware (this includes
> SiFive at this point).
> Will keep you posted as we get more docs
published online, but thought
> you and the others here might at least be interested in the users guide.
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