[coreboot] SST25VF016B (2MB) flash on m57sli (IT8716F).

ron minnich rminnich at gmail.com
Fri Jan 18 08:17:50 CET 2008

OK, SiS sent me this nice board with some 2 MB flash parts and I have
not gotten much past step 1, "Program the flash", as it is a 2 MB
flash. I had no idea what a mess the superio/flash interface was going
to be.

So, Ronald, I am most interested in your patch, hope it is ready soon!

And, well, seems we have a problem with 2 MB parts. Ouch. I guess what
I will do for now is use 512KB of the 2 MB part (i.e. program it with
4 512KB images).

I hate to say this, and I agree with the desire to remain clean in v3,
but we may have to find a way to deal with this mess. I hope not.  It
is hard to believe how brain-dead PC hardware can be, given that the
same mistakes and lessons are learned (and forgotten) over and over
again. Too bad.

Anyway I am ready to test the patch tomorrow morning, I have a 1/2
vacation day and intend to put it to good use ...


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