[LinuxBIOS] about programming BIOS Savior

Mondrian Nuessle nuessle at uni-mannheim.de
Thu Apr 26 15:04:40 CEST 2007

Yes, when I looked around for good pci vendor/device ids respectively
subsystem ids, I got the impression that are no unambiguous ids.

Identification works perfectly once LinuxBIOS is booted using the
LinuxBios supplied vendor/part.

My suggestion then would be to remove matching of the board based on PCI
ids for the DK8-HTX.
Instead matching should only be done based on the name. If flashrom is
used on a system booted by factory BIOS, the flash might fail (actually
only if you have flash write protection enbaled in the factory BIOS
setup). One need to provide board name on the command line. This seems
to be much safer than guessing what board we're on and the fiddling with
the GPIOs... Of course, this should also be documented, and maybe a
warning message if the board could not be identified should be printed.
I could provide a patch in that direction. What do you think?


 Mondrian Nuessle                 University of Mannheim
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