[coreboot] Flashrom - verified mainboards

Rogen, Mario Mario.Rogen at sie.at
Wed Nov 5 14:49:24 CET 2008

I've written a rom file with 'flashrom -w romfile.rom' and verified
afterwards with 'flashrom -v romfile.rom'. The result was "VERIFIED"!
On the congatec board I just tried to erase and read again, have a look
at the attached output... I don't know if it's correct...

To the other systems i currently don't have access, i hope i'll be able
to try the erase and read procedure in the future.. 
The write and verify worked out of the box! If you need, i can provide
logfiles from the write and verify of each board!

-----Original Message-----
From: Uwe Hermann [mailto:uwe at hermann-uwe.de] 
Sent: Wednesday, November 05, 2008 2:21 PM
To: Rogen, Mario
Cc: coreboot at coreboot.org
Subject: Re: [coreboot] Flashrom - verified mainboards

On Wed, Nov 05, 2008 at 01:19:20PM +0100, Rogen, Mario wrote:
> Hi...
> I just tested flashrom on a bunch of mainboards:
> SST49LF008A congatec conga-x852 SBC
> (http://www.congatec.com/single_news+M5e8f9751886.html). Read, write 
> and erase works out of the box. I also verified with the original 
> congatec tool. It reports success!
> SST49LF008A IEI PICOe-9452
> (http://www.iei.com.tw/en/product_IPC.asp?model=PICOe-9452) Everything

> ok...
> SST39SF040 LEX Systems CV700A
> (http://www.lex.com.tw/product/CV700A_s.htm) Everything works fine...
> SST49LF004A/B Portwell PEB-4700VLA
> (http://www.portwell.com/products/detail.asp?CUSTCHAR1=PEB-4700VLA)
> Everything works fine..

Nice, thanks! Did you run the write with the -v (verify) option a la
'flashrom -wv foo.rom' and did it report "VERIFIED"?

Did a 'flashrom -E', 'flashrom -r empty.rom', 'hexdump -C empty.rom'
report only 0xff lines?

If yes, all of the boards do work nicely out of the box, indeed. We can
then update the flashrom code and the wiki.

Btw, the LEX Systems CV700A has a VIA VN700 / VT8237R chipset, so it
could be supported by coreboot quite easily, if you're interested.

Cheers, Uwe.
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