[coreboot] Porting Kabylake laptop

chrisglowaki at tutanota.com chrisglowaki at tutanota.com
Mon Jun 25 20:39:13 CEST 2018

On 25. Jun 2018 18:18 nico.h at gmx.de <mailto:nico.h at gmx.de> wrote:

> you can generally boot without a complete port. But you can also damage
> the hardware if you are not careful. Beside the devicetree settings (pay
> attention when it comes to the voltage regulator settings!), the GPIO
> configuration should also match your board. You can try to boot without
> GPIO configuration (it should be safe because the hardware has to expect
> the reset defaults for the GPIOs). But *never* try to boot with a copied
> GPIO configuration from another board.

Thank you Nico for the warnings! A few questions:

1. Is it safe to leave default VR settings from Kabylake Reference Board?

2. Can the laptop work properly without GPIO? I don't know if there is a way to dump the GPIO config in vendor firmware on Kabylake.

3. Are there other settings that could damage the hardware?


> Regarding the EC, you can learn a lot about its interface from the ven-
> dor's ACPI implementation. Unless the board uses a lot of PnP interfaces
> of the EC (unlikely for a modern laptop), the datasheet is usually not
> helpful. What you really would need is documentation about the EC firm-
> ware and its OS interface. And you'll likely not get that.

Can the laptop boot to Linux without EC support in coreboot? 

Regarding the ACPI implementation, can that be dumped using acpidump and then used in the ec.asl file?



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