[coreboot] Naming for identical chips with different model numbers due to different package variants

David Hendricks dhendrix at google.com
Tue Jun 3 21:49:09 CEST 2014

On Tue, Jun 3, 2014 at 12:07 PM, Felix Held <felix-coreboot at felixheld.de>

> Hi Peter!
>  The code you are writing is communicating with a piece of
>> hardware that is expected to behave a certain way. Which package
>> the hardware comes in is utterly irrelevant for the behavior of the
>> hardware in this case, so please do not garble the name with that noise.
> Then I should rename the files to nct6776 and change the name to "NUVOTON
> NCT6776 Super I/O", but add a comment in the file that this is for the
> NCT6776D and NCT6776F parts? Haven't seen any devices with another suffix,
> but I'd say that it would be better to add some kind of note to prevent
> possible confusion in the future.

The Flashrom folks have a way of dealing with this:

Personally, I'd just use a little 'x' in place of D or F in this case.

David Hendricks (dhendrix)
Systems Software Engineer, Google Inc.
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