[coreboot] Master degree student wanting to give some help.

Tiago Marques tiagomnm at gmail.com
Thu Oct 2 14:32:02 CEST 2008

The current Atom platform and the Poulsbo platform havea PCI bus, it's
successor, Moorestown, will have no PCI bus and this is pointed as a problem
to run Windows in it, Linux, I've heard, will work fine even without the PCI

If coreboot is to be eventually ported to that platform, I'm just pointing
this out, so you can prevent decisions that can hurt Coreboot in the long
run and cause a new code overhaul(v4).

Best regards,

                          Tiago Marques

On Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 10:29 PM, Peter Stuge <peter at stuge.se> wrote:

> Hi Tiago,
> Tiago Marques wrote:
> > > >    Openmoko coreboot port or
> > >
> > > Probably not so useful. Is there a PCI bus in the Openmoko?
> >
> > Why is this important?
> coreboot really does just two things; RAM init and bus init.
> The buses coreboot knows so far are V-Link, HT and PCI(e).
> (Did I miss some?)
> > Supposedly, the next iteration of Intel's Atom platform won't
> > feature a PCI bus, coreboot won't work with it?
> coreboot already does not work with much of Intel's hardware, I don't
> think a new Atom will have much effect on that.
> That aside, of course coreboot could be made to support Atom. If
> there's no PCI then maybe something else needs initialization,
> complex or simple.
> The point is that RAM and bus init is often pretty tricky, and on
> smaller systems with simpler buses there isn't as much for coreboot
> to do.
> But of course, coreboot should run everywhere! :p
> //Peter
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