[LinuxBIOS] AMD Turion - AGESA

Eric W. Biederman ebiederman at lnxi.com
Fri Aug 11 14:44:55 CEST 2006

jf simon <jfaslist at yahoo.fr> writes:

> I have read on the mailing list that Intel didn't want to see linuxbios 
> running on their CPUs (certainly a shame). But it was my understanding 
> that AMD was willing to share information so that linubios runs on AMD 
> CPUs. Is this true? The agesa  thing seems to contradict this since AMD 
> doesn't provide the code of it.

Neither is true.
As this thread clarified even the latest AMD work does not require AGESA.

In addition while it sucks to work with Intel you can work with them,
if you have an appropriate business case.  We coming close to getting
having a port to the latest Intel chipset completed.

There are camps within Intel that are strongly opposed to the idea of LinuxBIOS
in general.  But those camps are not the ones making the decision.

AMD has a general policy of being friendly and enabling inovators
(or something like that), making AMD much easier to deal with.


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