[LinuxBIOS] One very important device to support

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Sat Aug 18 05:36:20 CEST 2007

On 18.08.2007 04:55, Darmawan Salihun wrote:
> Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
>> On 18.08.2007 01:43, Marek Artur Penther wrote:
>>> I think there, about support for every clock chip (like l9248). I think this 
>>> will help to overclock and/or underclock and/or for (most important) properly 
>>> set speed of CPU and FSB and PCI and AGP. If you have any trouble in find 
>>> datasheets about clock chips I know few web sites where anyone can download 
>>> datasheets for free.
>> Do you offer to write some code? Back in 2005, we had some code to
>> over-/underclock hypertransport links. That code has been dropped, though.
>> Even if some new code for overclocking will be written, there is still
>> the question whether we want such code in LinuxBIOS. Usually people
>> blame the stuff which gives them the ability to shoot themselves in the
>> foot. I don't want people blaming LinuxBIOS because it allowed them to
>> overclock their machines until the hardware failed.
> Yeah, agree with that ;-). It shouldn't be given to the unknowns.
> But, what about an "overclocking/underclocking branch" for LinuxBIOS?
> I mean maybe someone interested to maintain such a branch of LinuxBIOS?
> Only, a naive idea though ;-).

Please call the branch/fork UnreliableBIOS :-P


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