[coreboot] One more student would like to participate in GSoC

Tadas Slotkus devtadas at gmail.com
Mon Apr 4 18:51:52 CEST 2011


I am a student at Kaunas University of Technology in Lithuania, studying
Informatics Engineering second course and I would love to participate in
I have received some datasheets from VIA for unsupported chipsets, I
would like port them.
I have good soldering skills and am able to make small printed circuit
boards. Some of my homemade art PCBs:
So I have to setup a convenient flashing system for future development
which would be brick unaware. I am interested in these ideas: 

1) flashrom remote flashing with modified SerialICE - needs to add
flashing functionality. With SerialICE we won't need RAM working, so it
will help developing chipset code. After reset SerialICE flashing part
will be activated with dosens of bytes receiveid through serial port,
and communication with HOST system will be initiated (HOST system then
will send commands for flashing). If SerialICE won't get any bytes from
serial port in a few milliseconds it will let the coreboot to run. We
would use flashrom's codebase for flashing protocols...

2) flashrom as payload - for such implementation we should make a config
system where we would choose which flash chip(s) are needed to be
included in our payload's build. The rom image might be transferred
through serial port. But payload needs RAM, so this idea is in
discussion list.

The first idea would be the primary objective for me. What do you think?

Tadas Slotkus
P.S. I have been around coreboot for some time. My earlier email in
mailing-lists: mrtadis at gmail.com, current irc nick: mrtadis) 

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