[LinuxBIOS] Flashrom and superiotool on non-x86 platforms?
c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Mon Oct 22 21:51:06 CEST 2007
On 22.10.2007 21:36, Peter Lemenkov wrote:
> 2007/10/22, ron minnich <rminnich at gmail.com>:
>> On 10/21/07, Peter Lemenkov <lemenkov at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hello All!
>>> Does anybody tried to use linuxbios and LB-tools on non-x86 platforms?
>>> There are some issues we need to fir even for compilation (not for
>>> successful usage).
>>> One thing I found so far is excessive usage of non-portable inb/outb
>>> macros. For instance - inb may be emulated as folliwing:
>> because superio is not performance-critical, I would recommend we move
>> to that usage for all cases. It would make the tool completely
> I'll try to create more suitable solutuion (with #ifdef/#else/#endifs).
OK, but be prepared that the solution has to be somewhat clean.
>>> But I need an advice - I found ppc970 branch of LinuxBIOS - who
>>> maintains it and what's the current status of that port? Does anyone
>>> successfully boots any non-x86 machine using LinuxBIOS?
>> interest in ppc970 ended with the Apple changeover.
> But users still got huge amount of old-skool powerpc hardware :)
> I think it would be more funny to make something valuable with
> powerpc-machines instead if simply getting rid of them.
A patch will not be merged if it does not work better than the current
situation. If flashrom really works in practice on a non-x86 platform,
we might merge the patch.
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