Per my conversation with agaran on irc, please find the attached log of:
< agaran> !summary bassem
< flashrom_bot> bassem: please mail the output of 'flashrom -V',
'lspci -nnvvvxxx', 'superiotool -deV' (all commands as root), the
name of your board (including revision, if there
are multiple revisions), and a link to the official BIOS download to
I appreciate all the assistance you can provide.
/* bas */
This is a resend of the previous patch, now using the
I have now created a separate function, instead of hooking this code
onto another board enable that also raises gpio21 (but with a different
Allan, i know you have given an Ack already, but this is now based on
more general infrastructure. Can you give this patch a whirl too?
You will have to apply this patch here first though:
given that the eraseblock conversion is complete, what do we want to
merge before 0.9.2?
Here's my personal merge list:
- Laptop warning.
- DMI restructure (needed for laptop warning).
- Chip driver fixes in patchwork.
- All unacked board support patches (do we want to mark those boards as
- All chip driver patches.
- All other pending patchwork patches, unless they are rejected or have
unaddressed review points.
- Check if the man page is up to date (mention all programmers, use
correct format for parameters, ...)
- Fix compilation on Idwer's machine the right way because it might be
broken in other setups as well.
- Write a high-level changelog similar to the 0.9.1 changelog (see wiki).
- Provide a --test mode (destructive)
- Always read the chip before writing, and only issue the scary error
message if flash contents changed.
How fast do we have to release to meet various distribution cutoffs? I'm
especially thinking of Ubuntu which ships a semi-broken flashrom version
right now AFAICS.
If we have to release Right Now(tm), I am happy if we get the high
priority stuff merged/implemented.
"I do consider assignment statements and pointer variables to be among
computer science's most valuable treasures."
-- Donald E. Knuth
After seeing a request in
http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showpost.php?p=107559&postcount=5 for a dump
of flashrom using my nforce 2, here are the results.
I'm using an ASUS A7N8X Deluxe board, dmidecode says:
Vendor: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
Version: ASUS A7N8X2.0 Deluxe ACPI BIOS Rev 1008
Release Date: 08/04/2004
Attached are the results of running flashrom with the specified patch, and
Hope this helps,
flashrom.8 | 6 +++++-
1 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
diff --git a/flashrom.8 b/flashrom.8
index 1baea3f..3b9bb37 100644
@@ -22,7 +22,11 @@ checking that your flashrom version won't interpret options in a different way.
You can specify one of \-E, \-r, \-w, \-v or no operation.
If no operation is specified, then all that happens
-is that flash info is dumped and the flash chip is set to writable.
+is that flash info is dumped and the flash chip is set to writable. It is
+recommended that if you try flashrom the first time on a system, you run it
+in probe only mode and check the output. Also you are advised to make a
+backup of your current ROM contents with \-r before you try to write a new
.B "\-r, \-\-read <file>"
Read flash ROM contents and save them into the given