[coreboot] [SOLVED] Read the Coreboot version in the .rom binary

Patrick Agrain patrick.agrain at alcatel-lucent.com
Fri Jan 30 16:02:36 CET 2015

Hi Patrick,

Thanks for the tip and the related code snippet. It works like a charm.

Best regards,
Patrick Agrain

Am 2015-01-28 15:39, schrieb Patrick Agrain:

> Is there a way to read the coreboot version (as a string or as binary
> chain) from inside the build coreboot.rom file.

On x86, it's stored through src/arch/x86/lib/id.inc

It's a somewhat arcane format (historically grown), and is typically
0x80 bytes before the end of the image. The last 4 qwords are the .long
values from which you can calculate the address of the version field


test_id_section() and its caller provide an example for parsing that.


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