[coreboot] [PATCH] Drop nrv2b support from coreboot

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Wed Oct 13 04:54:47 CEST 2010

[seems the CC to flashrom@ was lost]

On 13.10.2010 04:08, Warren Turkal wrote:
> On Tuesday 12 October 2010 15:32:18 you wrote:
>> Those boards are unable to map more than 512 kB of flash at a time. The
>> contents of bigger flash chips have to be retrieved with programmed I/O
>> in 3-byte chunks. If the LZMA code assumes the ability to unpack a
>> mapped image, it will fail. You need the stream decompressor variant of
>> lzma to get it working. Not sure if that variant is available in the
>> tree and working.
> That board doesn't select CONFIG_COMPRESSED_PAYLOAD_NRV2B. Shouldn't it do so 
> if it depends on that type of compression?

The non-modded M57SLI should work fine with LZMA, but to be honest,
working with only 512 kB of flash is not my idea of fun.
It is quite possible that the default for the M57SLI is for 512 kB
chips, but many people use bigger chips to have Linux or something else
in flash.



More information about the coreboot mailing list