[flashrom] Call for updates in distributions: Fedora

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Fri Mar 12 01:51:50 CET 2010

Hi Peter,

it seems Fedora is carrying flashrom 0.9.1-r893. Thanks for keeping that
package up to date.
Unfortunately, this revision has a few really evil bugs and some minor
annoyances. It would be highly appreciated if you could update to r930.

Here is a list of revisions with bugfixes so you have a short doc to
prove that a flashrom update would be beneficial even during freeze times:
* r894 improves reliability of SPI flashing on all Intel chipsets
* r896 fixes broken DMI mainboard matching (affects a few boards)
* r897 fixes erase of Winbond W25X{10,20,40,80}chips
* r899 reduces the number of incorrectly detected SPI chips
* r902 adds a helpful message for recent Nvidia chipsets
* r907 fixes breakage for half a dozen chips (Pm49fl002, Pm49fl004, 
SST49LF160C, W39V080FA, W39V080FA_dual, W39V040C)
* r910 fixes GPO access on Intel PIIX4
* r913 fixes an incorrectly shadowed variable
* r916 detects Laptops and warns users in that case (Important!)
* r919 makes sure only tested mainboard code is run automatically
* r922 improves man page readability
* r930 fixes a NULL pointer bug which was triggered on a huge number of
* A sizable number of mainboards are now recognized

Some new features got added since r893, but they are all default off and
compiled out, so the number of added bugs should be zero.


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