[coreboot] [RFC] flashrom and coreboot tables

Stefan Reinauer stepan at coresystems.de
Sat Apr 11 00:20:32 CEST 2009

Peter Stuge schrieb:
> Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
>> Right now, flashrom assumes that if a coreboot table exists, the
>> board NEEDS a board specific enable function. If there is none
>> (because it is not needed), flashrom will complain.
>> Three options are available to solve this:
>> 1. Leave the code as-is and confuse developers and users alike.
>> 2. Add info to the coreboot table that the board doesn't need any
>> special flash enabling.
>> 3. Provide dummy functions for every board supported by coreboot.
> 4. Remove the table lookup completely.
> 5. Make flashrom continue silently instead of complaining.
> I prefer either of 4 or 5 over 1-3.

Removing the check completely is non-sense. Not complaining in case 
there is no entry sounds like the way to go though. I think we should 
focus on this once flashrom 1.0 has been released.


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