[coreboot] [flashrom] nic3com: A thanks, a question and a suggestion

Rudolf Marek r.marek at assembler.cz
Fri May 22 15:52:16 CEST 2009

Urja Rannikko wrote:
> Hello all,
> First thanks to Uwe for nic3com support and to Mats Erik (IIRC) for 
> helping with (or atleast pointing out the lack of) 3C905B support - i 
> just tested a SST 29EE010 on an 3C905B-TXNM that had been useless for a 
> while - works :)
> Anyways, does anyone know how big flash chips these 3com's support? The 
> SST i tested is 128k - i can propably (given time) test 256k also, but 
> just curious.
> And also, if i plan on using this for "hotflashing" a chip from another 
> box to do my various hacks, it would be very much indeed too easy to 
> accidentally write flashrom -w <file> instead of flashrom -p nic3com -w 
> <file> .
> I'm not 100% sure whether this is a good idea (some might find it 
> annoying), but i suggest that in case of "flashrom -w" or "flashrom -E" 
> it would ask for sure, eg. "This will erase/write your INTERNAL flash 
> chip. Are you sure (y/n)?".
> If given flashrom -p internal -w (or -E) it would not ask (for scripting).

Yes I'm for this too. Moreover I would like to have Are you sure[y/N] dialog if 
-p internal is not specified...

Otherwise it would mean someone will flash the PXE as main BIOS (yes its 
unlikely because of different size of flashes but it may happen one day)


> -- 
> urjaman

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