[coreboot] Support for Jasper Forest and Sandy bridge on coreboot
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Sun Apr 3 21:09:33 CEST 2011
Stefan Reinauer <stefan.reinauer <at> coreboot.org> writes:
> * sharib khan <sharib4444 <at> gmail.com> [110328 11:36]:
> > It is possible for us to get the boot sequence and other required
> > these processors.
> You will have to get NDAed information from Intel about this.
> > Could you highlight what are the necessary changes required in
> > integrating a new processor.
> Please have a look at the existing chipsets. I suggest having a look at
> the i945 northbridge and ich7 southbridge code.
> Expect a new chipset/processor combination to be around 6-12 months of
> (fulltime) work, depending on your level of expertize.
I may be interested in funding the right person (or small team) to
accelerate the completion of the coreboot work for Sandy Bridge.
Is there a more appropriate (or better) way for me to find and
fund the expert to do the work? Thanks!
> > Also with my limited understanding of coreboot as of now I am assuming we
> > should be able to use standard linux
> > device drivers to support devices on our board. Is that correct?
> Yes, you can use the same Linux drivers that you use on a non-coreboot
> system. They won't help you with the hardware initialization that
> coreboot does, though.
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