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From: "Feldschmid, Ingo" <ifel@msc-ge.com>
To: <flashrom@flashrom.org>
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2012 15:05:22 +0100
Subject: [flashrom] Board identification patch for the MSC Q7 Tunnel Creek board



When trying to flash the bios chip on our Tunnel Creek module, there always is the “you may be running flashrom on an unsupported laptop” warning. Since our board is neither unsupported nor a laptop, I would love to patch that.


Basically, I added identification for our module to the board_matches list for phase P2, which is just before the laptop / laptop ok check. In the board function that is called from this list, I just set the global variable “is_laptop” to zero. This will prevent the laptop warning for tunnel creek boards which have the dmi string “Q7-TCTC”.


I am not sure if this mechanism is the correct way to do this, since entries in this lists are normally used to execute board-specific flash-chip-enable functions.


Of course, an easier path would be to just set the chassis information to something like “Desktop”, but we are not building complete boards, just a COM (Computer-On-Module). Therefore, the module could be used in all different kinds of chassis, but the flash chip update mechanism would always work, since everything relevant is on the module.


The attached patch has been built against flashrom trunk version 1486.

I have also included two flashrom logs, just to prove that we can flawlessly read and write the bios flash chip on our module.


Signed-off-by: Ingo Feldschmid <ifel@msc-ge.com>


Best regards,



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