[coreboot] LAR gaps and climbing trees

Peter Stuge peter at stuge.se
Mon Jan 21 03:25:16 CET 2008


On Sun, Jan 20, 2008 at 10:31:23PM +0100, Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
> New plan:
> Scratch all "special" LAR member stuff and simply add a normal file
> called "foo" or "placeholder" with the nocompress: parameter to the
> LAR. No new code needed, gives us almost everything we need right
> now.
> What do you think?

I have been thinking about the problem but I can't come up with any
really simple solution that is without drawbacks.

So far I still prefer making sure that coreboot does not look for
files that do not exist, rather than adding special files. But there
are problems with that approache too. We want the lar to be dynamic
so things could change after coreboot has been built and I agree with
Ron that missing files, though we should make sure it's not a common
case, shall still be pretty efficient.

I like the plan Carl-Daniel, it's a simple workaround that buys us
time to think. Someone may come up with a new solution to all of
this once flashrom can work with individual sectors.


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