[coreboot] LAR gaps and climbing trees

Stefan Reinauer stepan at coresystems.de
Wed Jan 23 11:47:22 CET 2008

Peter Stuge wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.

We should distinguish here between the files before and after raminit. I 
don't think we should have any false file lookups before we can start 
caching the rom.
> 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.
> //Peter

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