[coreboot] ast2400 / ast2500

Tirumalesh tirumalesh at chalamarla.com
Sat Oct 21 19:22:35 CEST 2017

Using complete open source firmware is just one of the important advantages.

In my understanding coreboot provides lot more than that for a small team.

1. No drivers in firmware(leaving some basic things like spi etc)
2. A single image (firmware + Linux + rootfs)
3. The above means it’s very convenient for updates (major source of security bugs)
4. Using same firmware on x86 and bmc means, what ever infra we develop for board bring up and ops (as coreboot payload) works on both.
5. Same thing for secure booting.

Most of the time the above things are also very important.


On Sat, Oct 21, 2017 at 2:41 AM, Alberto Bursi <alberto.bursi at outlook.it> wrote:

> What's the point? Coreboot is not supposed to be used as BMC firmware. If you want open BMC firmware you need to look for OpenBMC project, that supports Aspeed BMC chips and provides all features a BMC firmware should provide. https://github.com/openbmc/openbmc On 10/21/2017 04:00 AM, Tirumalesh wrote: > Thanks for the information. > > As I understand correctly, the main support is for x86 only. So if we > want to run coreboot as the only firmware, we have to do it our self. > > Thanks, > Tirumalesh > > On Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 6:42 PM, Taiidan at gmx.com > wrote: >> On 10/20/2017 03:04 PM, Tirumalesh wrote: > Thanks for the reply, it >> is somewhat strange though. > > It means no server board runs fully >> with coreboot as firmware for both c86 and BMC. > > If this is not >> the case, what kind of bmc is used by all the supported boards, all >> of them are using different firmware for bmc and x86? As tim said the >> KGPE-D16 and KCMA-D8 have a fully open source libre init process on >> coreboot and support the libre OpenBMC for the AST BMC chip There >> aren't any other coreboot boards that support a BMC, and the only >> other device that has both fully open source firmware/init and an >> open source BMC off the shelf is the TALOS 2. Coreboot itself >> couldn't be ran on a BMC chip, well I suppose one could port it but >> there really wouldn't be a point to that as that isn't what it was >> designed for. PS welcome to the list :D > > -- coreboot mailing list: coreboot at coreboot.org https://mail.coreboot.org/mailman/listinfo/coreboot @gmx.com> @gmx.com>
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