[coreboot] I865 memory controller status

Joseph Smith joe at settoplinux.org
Tue Apr 5 18:38:13 CEST 2011

On 04/05/2011 12:25 PM, Corey Osgood wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 10:38 AM, James Wall<scouter389 at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> On Apr 5, 2011 9:02 AM, "Idwer Vollering"<vidwer at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>> 2011/4/5 James Wall<scouter389 at gmail.com>:
>>>> Hello all,
>>>> What is the status of the i865 memory controller?
>>> That chipset as a whole is (currently) unsupported, however plans to
>>> support it are there.
>>> RAM init is work in progress, another developer and I have a total of
>>> three i865 boards. Since RAM init is the hardest part, and we don't
>>> work on it full time, support can be expected anything but soon.
>>> All I have at this moment is nonworking code, it dies/stops in the
>>> beginning of RAM init. I expect to be working on this somewhat more
>>> frequent/intensive in two or three weeks.
>>> Idwer
>> I am willing to test but I have very little coding knowledge, mostly bash
>> scripts and hello world c programming skills.
> Well most of coreboot coding is pci_write_configX(whatever the
> datasheet tells you). The hard part is figuring out all the stuff the
> datasheet doesn't tell you :(
Yeah and Intel is great at only giving you half the picture ;-)

Joseph Smith

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