[coreboot] #121: Failure to mmap /dev/mem needs a better error message (was: flashrom runtime error)

Niels Ole Salscheider niels_ole at salscheider-online.de
Sun Jan 25 19:13:58 CET 2009


>  This happens because CONFIG_NONPROMISC_DEVMEM (pre 2008-07),
>  CONFIG_STRICT_DEVMEM or CONFIG_X86_PAT are set in your kernel.
>  Although flashrom can do nothing about any of these, I will add this
>  information to the error message, so I'm not closing the ticket just yet.

I did not try it but this kernel patch may fix the issue with CONFIG_X86_PAT 
since flashrom tries to mmap the first MB in cbtable.c:

Kind regards

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