[coreboot] [GSoC-2015] Interested in Participating - Discussing Ideas

Varad Gautam varadgautam at gmail.com
Thu Mar 5 16:43:09 CET 2015


I would like to participate in Google Summer of Code 2015 with coreboot to 
work on one of the following ideas:

- Enable coreboot + Tianocore over an ARM board: The Ideas page mentions 
something similar [1], but I think the hardware details are to be finalized. I 
worked on adding BeagleBone Black support to Tianocore during GSoC-2014 with 
Linaro, and so have some experience with JTAG, ARM bringup and bootloaders. 
Which mainboard would be the intended target? I have a HiKey board (HiSilicon 
Kirin 6220 Cortex-A53 ARM64) [2] which could be used - I'm checking if 
coreboot already supports a similar SoC to base the port on.

- Eliminate Video BIOS requirement for AMD/ATI graphics init: I understand 
this would involve dumping AtomBIOS ROM and performing those initializations 
under coreboot. I came across atomdis [3] and am looking for a Video BIOS ROM 
I could try disassembling. I need some input on how I could go about the 
implementation of this idea - what hardware would be suitable / what the boot 
flow would be. Although I haven't worked with the Linux graphics stack yet, I 
would like to get my hands dirty. I am currently looking through the resources 
at [4].

I recently tried running coreboot + SeaBIOS + SYSLINUX under QEMU (as 
suggested on the Easy tasks page [5]), and it seems to work alright - but is 
it possible to find a SYSLINUX ELF image so I can eliminate SeaBIOS?

I would be glad to have your suggestions on how I could get started.

[1] http://www.coreboot.org/Project_Ideas#coreboot_ARM_SoC.27s_mainboard_port
[2] https://www.96boards.org/products/hikey/
[4] http://www.coreboot.org/Project_Ideas#Native_graphics_init
[5] http://www.coreboot.org/Easy_projects#Add.2Ftest_new_supported_payloads


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