As of late last week:
W have the processor user guide, full register documentation, and a
smattering of other resources released publicly . The PHB
documentation is still in process and still moving forward, along with
the electrical datasheet.
If you are interested in documentation that isn't already available and
isn't on the to-do list, please let me know. My understanding is that
the list above should be pretty much everything needed for firmware work.
where are we on the docs at this point
On Thu, Jun 7, 2018 at 5:59 PM Timothy Pearson
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
> (over 7000 pages of documentation!)
> That leaves only the PHB documentation in
process at this point.
> On 05/12/2018 02:34 AM, Timothy Pearson
>> On 05/03/2018 06:02 PM, ron minnich wrote:
>>> On Thu, May 3, 2018 at 1:20 PM
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>>> I think I was being a bit
pessimistic / too careful here.
>>> to getting the docs publicly
released, but that doesn't
>>> wanting access right now, which
is why I mentioned the
>>> IBM's committed to getting
the documentation released,
>>> making sure that what they
release is actually correct for
>>> 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 freed up.
>> We're getting there. First manual to
be released is the
>> 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
>>> dual gpl2 licensing with the current
apache2 license, apache2
>>> are not compatible, so we'd be in
a bit of a mess should we use
>>> 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
>>> worked through that, and there was
agreement in the end it ought to
>>> happen, said agreement reached about 2 years ago. Stuff Would
>>> was told. After that, silence.
>> We've reignited this. It's
>>> This is pretty much par for the
course with Power. In 1990 I
>>> years getting an agreement that would
allow me to .... get more
>> We've plowed through this already and
are at the action point.
>> most part, just let me know what you need
and I'll see if we can
>>> So close doesn't count. Once I
see the kind of docs I need to
>>> requiring a clickwrap, and covering
all aspects of every chip
>>> board, I'm in: I'll order a
board. Until then, I can't really
>> Is the NIC an issue? There are several
people working on REing the
>> hardware with some great progress , but there's really no
>> get Broadcom to ever release official
>> the libre-friendly non-SAS version either
has docs available or
>> close to getting them published.
>>> Thanks for your efforts on Power!
>> No problem! We still consider Power the
best path forward for
>> libre systems at this point, getting
really tired of the other
>> actively working against efforts to
create open firmware (this
>> SiFive at this point).
>> Will keep you posted as we get more docs
published online, but
>> you and the others here might at least be
interested in the
>>  IRC discussions on #talos-workstation
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