[coreboot] [PATCH] Drop all pre-CBFS rom_address entries in Config.lb/devicetree.cb

ron minnich rminnich at gmail.com
Thu Nov 5 19:25:07 CET 2009

On Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 10:22 AM, Myles Watson <mylesgw at gmail.com> wrote:

> I meant should "onboard" devices be the only ones allowed to have ROMs in
> CBFS, but I can see that that wasn't right either.  It just seems like when
> we made the change to CBFS we allowed a lot more devices to have ROMs in
> CBFS, and I was wondering if that was intentional, or a side-effect.

from my point of view, it fixed a problem that we also fixed in v3 --
it was really, really hard to have lots of ROM images in coreboot
before we went to LAR/CBFS. So we fixed a shortcoming.

It was incredibly painful (IMHO) to add rom images before we got CBFS.

What's interesting is we can even add (e.g.) an upgraded ROM image to
CBFS that might over-ride the ROM image on an add-in card. Hence you
can "upgrade" the rom image on a card without having to reflash the
card -- just put it in CBFS. We've never done this but the possibility
is there.


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