[coreboot] Supported Motherboards

Mike Banon mikebdp2 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 8 17:15:12 CET 2018

Maybe not during this month (or even not during this year), but in any
case there should be at least some messages related to your board. I
am suggesting a search request like this one:
( "f2a85m" "coreboot" site:mail.coreboot.org ), its giving me 60-80
results. Also, you can look through the commit history for this
board's specific code:
- although you'd have to separate the commits which are about some
formatting/minor fixes universal to many boards (e.g. src/mainboard:
Capitalize ROM, RAM, CPU and APIC) from those who really
added/removed/changed the features of this board, and focus on the
committers of latter ones

Best regards,
Mike Banon
On Thu, Nov 8, 2018 at 6:24 PM Kinky Nekoboi
<kinky_nekoboi at bluetardis.de> wrote:
> seems like it was quite silent around these board in the mailing list except my emails.
> the first rom i test was send me by vidwer at gmail.com it was labeled coreboot_asus_f2a85-m_1532513585.rom .. i dont know if this is the commit code of it.
> this one was working it think also with IOMMU but it was not able to drive a radeon addon card.
> Does someone no who was working on this boards first .. in the past the original developer of a port could help me with some problems.
> Am 08.11.18 um 15:48 schrieb Mike Banon:
> > A10-5750M CPU of AMD Lenovo G505S laptop is from the same Richland 15h > family as your F2A85M-* , and its' southbridge A76M should be also > very similar to what you have: its' Bolton-M3 but there's a relatively > small difference between these Bolton and Hudson since they are from > the same family of FCH ( > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_AMD_chipsets#Fusion_controller_hubs_(FCH) > ) . Although I don't know why your IOMMU isn't working and why these > Raminit problems are happening, its definitely possible to fix them, > maybe even by wisely borrowing some of G505S specific source code > (comparing the sources and trying to borrow some sources your board > might be lacking). In addition, try looking through the mailing lists > / board_status reports to find the people who have the same > motherboard as you and CC them your e-mails in case they aren't > subscribed to coreboot mailing list; maybe they could tell you some > useful info: e.g. what if IOMMU and Raminit were working before but > got broken by some bad commit; if you'd know that some of this has > been working before together with an approximate date, it'd be > possible to triangulate the "things-breaking" commit by doing the > dichotomy (e.g. it should take just 10 tries to go through 1024 > commits and find which one broke it) > > Best regards, > Mike Banon > On Thu, Nov 8, 2018 at 5:33 PM kinky_nekoboi > <kinky_nekoboi at bluetardis.de> wrote: >> >> hello mike that are great news! >> it would be nice if this success would benefit the hudson boards (f2a85m-*) too. >> IOMMU and Raminit(no dual channel) >> even with microcode are still buggy as hell. But at least this port makes my home workstation as fast and blobfree as possible. >> >> greetings >> the nekoboi >> >> Am 8. November 2018 15:29:05 MEZ schrieb Mike Banon <mikebdp2 at gmail.com>: >>> >>> Please consider AMD Lenovo G505S laptop: all the hardware >>> virtualizations AMD-V / SLAT / IOMMU are fully supported there >>> (although you have to install a microcode update to avoid the possible >>> glitches), no Intel ME / AMD PSP, quad-core CPU, 16GB DDR3 RAM >>> possible, recent build_status report, and there's a cosy community >>> around it and we intend to support it for a looong time - as long as >>> all our G505S last >>> >>> Best regards, >>> Mike Banon >>> On Thu, Nov 8, 2018 at 1:37 AM Timothy Pearson >>> <tpearson at raptorengineering.com> wrote: >>>> >>>>
> On 11/07/2018 01:56 PM, kinky_nekoboi wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>> sounds promissing i will give it a deeper look later.
> >>>>> this makes the SNB/IVY platform much more attractive to me.
> >>>>> thx for the information.
> Be aware there's still an Intel ME requirement for those platforms;
> while they are old enough that the ME can be significantly reduced, it
> cannot be completely eliminated.
> >>>> >>>> -- >>>> coreboot mailing list: coreboot at coreboot.org >>>> https://mail.coreboot.org/mailman/listinfo/coreboot >

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