[LinuxBIOS] Flashrom Hangs on this 440BX but ok on my Tyan 440BX

roger roger at eskimo.com
Wed Apr 18 12:48:21 CEST 2007

On Wed, 2007-04-18 at 09:08 +0200, Stefan Reinauer wrote:
> Can you try whether this patch helps?

I've applied the patch.

Still hangs whenever l440gx.ko is loaded.  Or even after l440gx.ko is
unloaded, flashrom will still hang at "Calibrating delay loop ..."

Seems like a conflict with memory, since l440gx access a similar address
flashrom does.  But after l440gx.ko is unloaded, as to why flashrom
hangs, who knows.  But after a cold boot, flashrom will flow through
it's execution without hanging.


flashrom also failed to detect the default flash (STMicroelectronics
256k) but, I replaced the STM flash with one of my DOC2000 chips and
flashrom successfully detected my DOC at 0xffffe000.


# modprobe docprobe doc_config_location=0xffffe000 

# cat /proc/mtd 
dev:    size   erasesize  name
mtd0: 00800000 00002000 "DiskOnChip Millennium"

I'm guessing the STM flash part isn't in the flashrom source?

Key fingerprint = 8977 A252 2623 F567 70CD 1261 640F C963 1005 1D61

Wed Apr 18 01:49:01 PDT 2007

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