[coreboot] AMD "pre-PSP" devices

echelon at free.fr echelon at free.fr
Sat Dec 23 22:50:07 CET 2017

(was [coreboot] Coreboot Purism BIOS is free? open?)
Regarding the "AMD pre-PSP" devices, I have a very naive question : are some of them still in production or none of them?
(i.e all one can buy nowadays are only "pre-owned" devices with a life expectancy far less than that of a new one..)
What about the opteron line? Are they still in production?
Sorry for hijacking the thread and thank you for answers..

----- Mail d'origine -----
De: Nico Huber <nico.h at gmx.de>
À: Ivan Ivanov <qmastery16 at gmail.com>, Alberto Bursi <alberto.bursi at outlook.it>, coreboot at coreboot.org
Envoyé: Sat, 23 Dec 2017 22:19:14 +0100 (CET)
Objet: Re: [coreboot] Coreboot Purism BIOS is free? open?

On 23.12.2017 22:08, Ivan Ivanov wrote:
> Sadly the ARM processor also have the ME-like backdoor (called "TrustZone).

Some have. Some not. Some have it and it's owner-controllable. It's not
about the ISA and some optional architectural feature, it's about the
chip you buy.

> And even MIPS is going this road soon (check out the "MIPS OmniShield" news).
> Could it be the requirement of US Government - for all the consumer
> CPU to have backdoors ?
> My last hopes are on POWER 9 and RISC V now ; meanwhile sticking to
> the AMD pre-PSP tech

Forget it. RISC-V already has SMM like tech in the architecture. But
that doesn't matter as long as you can buy chip's that are owner con-
trollable. Such features make it harder to keep everything secure but
they don't force the silicon vendor to lock you out (as long as you
don't ask to be able to watch Netflix in high resolution or something
like that).


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