[LinuxBIOS] [PATCH] flashrom patch for iwill dk8_htx

Ning (Michael) Qu quning at gmail.com
Wed Apr 25 23:40:08 CEST 2007


You are right, I just take a quick look at the source code of
LinuxBIOS and I agree that name should not be needed. But I am just
not sure about what subsystem id is? Is it the one in PCI
configuration registers?


On 4/25/07, Luc Verhaegen <libv at skynet.be> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 25, 2007 at 05:02:11PM -0400, Ning (Michael) Qu wrote:
> > Hi, Peter,
> >
> > These are two things I did when I use this patch (however it works on my board):
> >
> > 1 add a option to the flashrom command line, such as:
> >   -m iwill:dk8_htx
> >   It seems that flashrom rely on some information of LinuxBIOS in
> > CMOS, so before the first running of LinuxBIOS, there's nothing in
> > CMOS for LinuxBIOS, I have to add this option to make flashrom know
> > what my mainboard is.
> >
> > 2 I add a new entry in the table which is a little different from
> > Mondrian's. And I think both of these two entry are needed for
> > different dk8-htx mainboards.
> >
> >        { 0x1022, 0x7468, 0x1022, 0x7468,  0x0000, 0x0000, 0x0000, 0x0000,
> >                "iwill", "dk8_htx", "IWILL DK8-HTX", board_iwill_dk8htx },
> >
> > We will appreciate if you can add this patch into the official svn. It
> > helps a lot!
> >
> > Best,
> > Ning
> There are two full sets of pci ids possible in that structure.
> A full set consists of:
> * vendor id
> * device id
> * subsystem/card vendor id
> * subsystem/card vendor id
> There are two sets here, to ensure a good board match, as vendors tend
> to do awkward things.
> These two full sets of ids have no other purpose but to correctly and
> uniquely match a board. The board specific code goes on to try to find
> the device it needs to talk to itself.
> Are you sure that the subsystem ids of the device matched by 0x1022,
> 0x7468 are 0x1022, 0x7468 too?
> Please just find 2 different devices from your motherboard that have
> subsystem ids that differ from the main ids. That way, you don't need to
> provide the board name as an argument.
> Yes, once linuxbios is installed, it'll try to match on name, but please
> also make correct use of subsystem ids under linuxbios.
> Luc Verhaegen.

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