[flashrom] [PATCH] Board enable for MSI MS-7061 (KM4AM-V)

Mattias Mattsson vitplister at gmail.com
Sun Aug 15 07:57:18 CEST 2010

On Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 11:52, Michael Karcher
<flashrom at mkarcher.dialup.fu-berlin.de> wrote:
> This board is a typical problem board, as there seems to be no sane
> device. OTOH, MSI is quite good at their subsystem IDs, in that the
> subsystem ID is the four-digit board number 7061 in this case, so
> matching one subsystem ID on MSI boards is good enough.
> An ID that can't be turned off is the DMI string, but we prefer to have
> flashrom working without DMI, too. I am really at loss what to do here.
> Probably pick just one of the MSI-branded devices (to reduce the
> likelyhood of hitting a disabled one) and the south bridge (with
> meaningless subsystem IDs, as you correctly found out).
> We have:
>  - VGA - probably goes away if an AGP card is put in.
>  - Audio - could be disabled in server use (onboard VGA boards might be
> used in servers quite likely)
>  - Network - Just 100 MBit. Might be replaced by an gigabit card in
> server use
>  - SATA RAID - This chip thankfully seems to have just one PCI ID
> (unlike Intel where the same chip has up to three IDs for
> AHCI/RAID/compatibility).
> So for desktop use of that board, the VGA device is probably unreliable,
> for server use audio and network. So I suggest to go with SATA/RAID and
> south bridge.
> For either your original PCI ID set, or my suggestion (after testing
> that the match still applies), the patch is
> Acked-by: Michael Karcher <flashrom at mkarcher.dialup.fu-berlin.de>

Thanks for your comments!

Here is the patch again. Matching on SATA/RAID (with subsystem IDs)
and south bridge (without subsystem IDs) as suggested. Tested and

Signed-off-by: Mattias Mattsson <vitplister at gmail.com>

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