On Thu, 30 Jun 2016 17:21:54 +0000 "Ma, Peter" firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I understand the not wanting to allow casual users to not accidentally mis-program their BIOS. But it does make flashrom not very useful for non-BIOS uses -- like programming FPGA bitstreams, etc.
One more thing regarding that: the way to go in that case at least for now is to pad the payload data with 0xFF to reach the flash chip size (either in front or back of the payload depending on the application's need). Cf. https://www.flashrom.org/pipermail/flashrom/2013-October/011828.html