[coreboot] [PATCH] Factor out common CAR asm snippets

ron minnich rminnich at gmail.com
Sat Oct 2 21:42:51 CEST 2010

On Sat, Oct 2, 2010 at 12:27 PM, Warren Turkal <wt at penguintechs.org> wrote:
> I think that making arguments against this code on grounds that it
> doesn't feel like other common code is a little shortsighted. When
> bugs are fixed in one bit of code, we should be able to take advantage
> of those in other parts of code. For instance, I just had to
> copy/paste some CPP logic to fix the via/vt8454c CAR init due to a
> tiny bootblock. That would have already been fixed had the via and amd
> logic been unified since they are basically identical bits of code.

well, you have to be careful. We've had more than one problem with
"common" code that was not so common. CAR is so tricky, and one
platform changes may break another platform in ways we don't expect.
CAR, in fact, scares me. It's fragile. I'm particularly concerned
about the idea of unifying via and amd code. The changes some
well-intentioned people made years ago to some via northbridge code to
"clean it up" -- it broke many things -- are still fresh in my mind.

I contribute very little code at this point, really zero in the last
year, so I don't believe my opinions should be taken that seriously
:-) I'm really more than anything recommending you all to be very
careful. Anything you do to CAR needs to be extensively tested.

So let's call it my .01, not my .02 :-)


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