[LinuxBIOS] [PATCH] flashrom patch for iwill dk8_htx

Luc Verhaegen libv at skynet.be
Thu Apr 26 00:52:09 CEST 2007

On Thu, Apr 26, 2007 at 12:29:11AM +0200, Peter Stuge wrote:
> Do you have any experience from reading factory BIOS data structures
> found in RAM somewhere while working with the VIA boards?

Nope, no experience there. At the time people were telling me to read in 
dmi from the driver. DMI is just not fundamentally different from 
subsystem ids, as the vendor is just as prone to shoot himself in the 
foot. It's just a different kind of evil. 

Besides, if i remember correctly, the consortium controlling dmi 
deprecated the standard back in 2004.

As you said, reference designs are going to be a problem. Vendors should 
imho just be more responsible about these things. As it's pure stupidity 
that stop this neat functionality to be universally useful. This mess 
happens everywhere though, DDC/EDID (monitors) is pretty much the same 

Luc Verhaegen.

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