[coreboot] Management engine firmware

Антон Кочков anton.kochkov at gmail.com
Thu Jun 13 07:19:08 CEST 2013

Please, remember, that ME code is signed, so you can't just write
'dummy' ME firmware. You can try to boot without it, but, it is
Best regards,
Anton Kochkov.

On Thu, Jun 13, 2013 at 5:41 AM, George Chriss <gschriss at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 7:16 PM, Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko
> <phcoder at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello, all. In order to build X201 rom, you need management engine
>> firmware. For chromebook the appropriate blobs are in 3rdparty repo, I
>> suppose supplied by Intel. The only place where I could get ME firmware
>> for X201 is by dumping chip with external programmer. It's probably not
>> appropriate for coreboot to distribute those blobs (I'm unsure on their
>> license) and given that it writes a log to its section which may contain
>> private data, I don't want to distribute it either. Yet without this
>> blob the build legitimately fails. Any suggestions on handling this?
> Are the coreboot dependencies function calls or something hardware-specific?
> Is it possible to build a 'dummy' management engine that still boots the
> X201, even with reduced functionality?  (Is ME binary code executed at any
> point using coreboot?)
> Sincerely,
> George
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