[coreboot] How to improve the boot time of the Asus KGPE-D16?

Arthur Heymans arthur at aheymans.xyz
Thu Mar 2 20:30:49 CET 2017

Paul Menzel via coreboot <coreboot at coreboot.org> writes:

> I think most of the time is spent in RAM initialization.
>    1. Do board owners with similar amount of memory (independent of the
>       board) have similar numbers?
>    2. What are the ways to improve that? Is it possible? For example, can
>       the modules be probed in parallel (if that isn’t done already)?
I'm not the right person to answer this since I don't know this
code/hardware that well, but on modern Intel hardware native code uses
the MRC cache to store dram training results and restore those on
next boots (and resume from suspend) if no change in dimm configuration
was detected.

Maybe something like this could also be applied here (or maybe it's already
the case since it includes code to access spi flash)?

> Thanks,
> Paul

Kind regards
Arthur Heymans

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