[coreboot] flashrom 0.9.1 soon?

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Tue Jun 16 17:10:03 CEST 2009


we have lots of changes since flashrom 0.9.0.

New features include:
- External flasher infrastructure
- Support for 3Com NICs
- Support for Silicon Image SATA controllers
- Support for IT87* SPI translation as external flasher
- Support for a dummy flasher driver to trace execution
- Partial read support
- Automatic erase verification
- Dozens of added flash chips
- Some new chipsets are supported
- Some new boards are supported
- Improved SPI abstraction
- Accurate timing information for probing
- Tarball export target
- User interface cleanup
- Bus type dependent probing
- Block protection printing for more chips
- Probing accuracy improvements for old SPI chips on ICH
- MMIO abstraction layer
- Chip access abstraction layer
- No root privileges needed for some external flashers
- More intelligent error handling for ICH/VIA SPI
- Fix corner case SB600 SPI hangs on non-SPI boards
- Downgrade to byte program for certain chip families because they don't
support page program
- Detection of no-ID responses from chips
- Elan SC520 runtime detection
- 100x speedup for writes to some SPI chips
- Improved error messages
- Correctness fixes
- Code cleanups

Pending are:
- FT2232H/FT4232H SPI flasher support
- Blockwise erase
- Various small fixes

If you know of features or pending patches which are not in the list,
please reply to this mail and add them!



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