[coreboot] coccinelle project for i915 graphics driver for coreboot

Paul Menzel paulepanter at users.sourceforge.net
Mon Apr 9 22:21:32 CEST 2012

Dear Ron,

Am Montag, den 09.04.2012, 11:30 -0700 schrieb ron minnich:
> I'm trying an experiment and I welcome anyone who wants to help.
> It's a simple idea motivated by a very hard problem. The problem is
> that we have unending problems with binary video bioses. We'd like to
> get to a source based video bios on, e.g., chromebook.


> The simple idea is to use coccinelle to extract the init code from the
> linux driver to create a standalone piece of C code . I've got to the
> point that I can compile the module load function and most of the
> things it calls to a standalone user program.


> Anyway, there are people on this list who are lots better at
> coccinelle than I am, and who know graphics better, and so on. What
> I'm thinking to do is submit a commit for this tool in its nascent
> state and let people take a look. Or, share the code, which may be
> better.
> If interested, let me know. I could use the help :-)

I guess also contacting the Coccinelle [1] and Intel-gfx [2] folks will
get you more answers.

Sharing your code in a repository hosted somewhere or submit a patch
with current state will certainly be beneficial.



[1] http://coccinelle.lip6.fr/contact.php
[2] http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/intel-gfx
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