[flashrom] [RFC] Online firmware upgrade in non-embedded systems

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Wed Sep 29 14:45:46 CEST 2010

On 29.09.2010 14:35, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-09-29 at 00:41 +0200, Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
>> [adding flashrom at flashrom.org to CC, senders will be whitelisted after a
>> short delay]
>> On 28.09.2010 19:59, Ben Hutchings wrote:
>>> Network and disk controllers normally have at least some firmware in
>>> flash to support their use as boot devices. [...]
>> Given that the flashrom utility <http://www.flashrom.org/> (GPLv2)
>> supports flashing many network cards, SATA/PATA controllers, graphics
>> cards, and of course the main system firmware/BIOS/EFI, and it does that
>> from userspace without any kernel support,
> [...]
> I'm looking for a clean solution, not a hack.

What would qualify as a clean solution? And is cross-platform code one
of your goals?


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