[coreboot] [PATCH 1/2] cs5536: Add a NAND device and do the IDE PCI header disabling on time.

Mart Raudsepp mart.raudsepp at artecdesign.ee
Fri Jan 9 16:06:31 CET 2009

Ühel kenal päeval, R, 2009-01-09 kell 07:55, kirjutas Myles Watson:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Ward Vandewege [mailto:ward at gnu.org]
> > Sent: Friday, January 09, 2009 7:46 AM
> > To: Myles Watson
> > Cc: coreboot at coreboot.org
> > Subject: Re: [coreboot] [PATCH 1/2] cs5536: Add a NAND device and do
> > theIDE PCI header disabling on time.
> > 
> > On Fri, Jan 09, 2009 at 07:33:37AM -0700, Myles Watson wrote:
> > > Maybe it would be better to have IDE/NAND selection depend on a
> > > value, so that the same BIOS could be used with either choice.
> > 
> > Will that work on boards without cmos battery (they exist - alix2c3 for
> > instance)?
> Maybe there are no boards with IDE and NAND support?  If there are, are
> there any without a CMOS battery?  How would the factory BIOS handle
> selection?

There's a default CMOS content to fall back to, so during build
configuration you'd probably select the default and then in NVRAM be
able to switch that around. If there is no CMOS battery or it gets reset
(checksums don't validate or so) you just fall back to the fallback
So without a CMOS battery you'd always have the default chosen at build
time, but you can switch by booting from the default and changing it
with nvramtool and soft restarting without removing power, or with a
currently non-existent setup menu payload in the future.

Everything highly hypothetical and if there are no boards with both
supported based on this choice, then it's quite unlikely new ones will
appear either given the status of GeodeLX.

Mart Raudsepp

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