[coreboot] A new, modern coreboot long-term support laptop

mrnuke mr.nuke.me at gmail.com
Tue Mar 25 20:09:43 CET 2014

On Tuesday, March 25, 2014 07:51:33 PM Stefan Reinauer wrote:
> * mrnuke <mr.nuke.me at gmail.com> [140325 08:37]:
> > > > a branch containing that hash is not available publicly.
> > > 
> > > Baloney. Your not finding it does not mean it's not available. It means
> > > you didn't look hard enough.
> > 
> > I call baloney on this one. I do not have to "look hard enough". Section 3
> > defines how hard I should look. My chromebook came with no corresponding
> > source code, and no written offer for the source code. So no, I don't have
> > to jailbreak the device to get to a root shell, read the flash, dd the
> > BIOS_STUB out of there, and run cbfstool to extract the .config in order
> > to find out I'm running coreboot commit
> > ff1f4757e4bd35a6b72018d0982b5e2bec89a1bb
> https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromiumos%2Fthird_party%2Fcoreboot
[mrnuke at nukelap sltest]$ git clone 
Cloning into 'coreboot'...
remote: Sending approximately 35.98 MiB ...
remote: Counting objects: 13722, done
remote: Finding sources: 100% (813/813)
remote: Total 154664 (delta 127716), reused 154474 (delta 127716)
Receiving objects: 100% (154664/154664), 34.77 MiB | 1.16 MiB/s, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (128150/128150), done.
Checking connectivity... done.
Checking out files: 100% (10717/10717), done.
[mrnuke at nukelap sltest]$ cd coreboot/
[mrnuke at nukelap coreboot]$ git checkout 
ff1f4757e4bd35a6b72018d0982b5e2bec89a1bb -b found_it
fatal: reference is not a tree: ff1f4757e4bd35a6b72018d0982b5e2bec89a1bb
[mrnuke at nukelap coreboot]$ 

You didn't check the hash, did you?

> > Exynos still has that annoyng BL0 blob, does it not? It's either a
> > trade-off or a trade-off. Damn!
> Which is why this whole whining around is useless unless it results in
> action.
There's already been more action in the last few days than in the last few 
years. We've rounded up a first batch of candidates, got interested people 
pledging coding effort, and even a pledge for financial support. We got some 
of the libreboot guys excited about this. As long as we don't slack and lose 
momentum, we're on the right track.


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