[coreboot-gerrit] Patch merged into coreboot/master: 3926b4c AMD Inagua: add GEC firmware, document Broadcom BCM57xx Selfboot Patch format

gerrit at coreboot.org gerrit at coreboot.org
Mon Mar 25 22:42:03 CET 2013

the following patch was just integrated into master:
commit 3926b4c520e74da9dc22e3d136a8a178483e0d25
Author: Jens Rottmann <JRottmann at LiPPERTembedded.de>
Date:   Fri Mar 1 19:41:41 2013 +0100

    AMD Inagua: add GEC firmware, document Broadcom BCM57xx Selfboot Patch format
    The Broadcom BCM5785 GbE MAC integrated in the AMD Hudson-E1 requires a
    secret sauce firmware blob to work.  As Broadcom wasn't willing to send us
    any documentation (or a firmware adapted to our Micrel PHY) I had to figure
    out everything by myself in many weeks of hard detective work.
    In the end we had to settle for a different solution, the modified firmware
    I devised for the Micrel KSZ9021 PHY on our early FrontRunner-AF prototypes
    is no longer needed for the production version.  However the information
    contained here might be very useful for others who'd like to use a
    competing PHY instead of Broadcom's 50610, so it should not get lost.
    And of course the unmodified, but now in large parts documented Selfboot
    Patch is needed to get Ethernet on AMD Inagua.  The code introduced here
    should make the Hudson's internal MAC usable without having to add the
    proprietary firmware blob. - At least in theory.
    Unfortunately we've been unable to actually test this patch on Inagua,
    therefore the broadcom_init() call in mainboard.c was left commented out.
    If you have the hardware and can confirm it works please enable it.
    The fun thing is: as Broadcom refused to do any business with us at all,
    or send us any documentation, we never had to sign an NDA with them.  This
    leaves me free to publish everything I have found out.  :-)
    Change-Id: I94868250591862b376049c76bd21cb7e85f82569
    Signed-off-by: Jens Rottmann <JRottmann at LiPPERTembedded.de>
    Reviewed-on: http://review.coreboot.org/2831
    Tested-by: build bot (Jenkins)
    Reviewed-by: Ronald G. Minnich <rminnich at gmail.com>

Build-Tested: build bot (Jenkins) at Tue Mar 19 19:02:00 2013, giving +1
Reviewed-By: Ronald G. Minnich <rminnich at gmail.com> at Mon Mar 25 22:42:01 2013, giving +2
See http://review.coreboot.org/2831 for details.


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