[coreboot] GSOC submission
th3fanbus at gmail.com
Fri Nov 30 00:31:50 CET 2018
On Thu, Nov 29, 2018, 22:20 Taiidan at gmx.com <Taiidan at gmx.com wrote:
> On 11/29/2018 09:02 AM, Arthur Heymans wrote:
> > Hi
> > It has been a few years since coreboot (or flashrom) applied for Google
> > Summer Of Code. In 2019 the applications for organizations open on
> > january 2019 and student applications on March 25.
> > I think it would be great if the coreboot project could apply in 2019,
> > as doing so has been very valuable for the project in the past.
> > I don't really know the full set of requirements and procedures, but I
> > think it could be worthwhile to start thinking about project ideas.
> > A few ideas were already suggested on IRC on freenode #coreboot:
> > - 64bit x86 ramstage (hard)
> > - documented microcode update methods and write a tool that generates a
> > webpage which microcodes are included in coreboot (easy)
> > - nvidea optimus support (medium)
> > - QEMU power9 support / initial openpower support (hard I guess?)
> IMO not worth it since TALOS 2/Blackbird already have owner controlled
> open source firmware directly from the factory so do various other
> OpenPOWER machines.
Do you refer to only the last point (qemu POWER9) or the whole quoted text?
Timothy Pearson expressed interest in getting coreboot on POWER9, and gave
a few reasons:
- Speed: coreboot will be faster
- DDR4: coreboot devs can see how DDR4 bringup is done
- coreboot can be in some other device than just old stuff / chromedevices.
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