[coreboot] [PATCH] Implement GPIO configuration options for Intel 3100 southbridge

Ed Swierk eswierk at arastra.com
Wed May 7 23:44:27 CEST 2008

On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 2:28 PM, Joe <joe at settoplinux.org> wrote:
>  The gpio settings very from board to board. Why not leave this up to the
>  mainboard?

Some settings are board-specific but others are required by the
chipset. For example the Intel 3100 datasheet says software is
required to drive a handful of GPIOs in a particular way.

As long as the chipset code has to deal with GPIOs, it may as well try
to abstract away some of the boilerplate code and magic values, making
it easier to port to a new mainboard.

And the code already exists, so why not use it?


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