[flashrom] It is hard to report a bug....

Stefan Tauner stefan.tauner at student.tuwien.ac.at
Mon Jun 20 16:04:18 CEST 2011

On Mon, 20 Jun 2011 13:30:55 +0200
Sven Anders <sven at anders-hamburg.de> wrote:

> I did it again now with ./flashrom

hello sven,

your board has a quite locked down configuration.
1. it does not allow us enabling bios writes without interacting with
2. it has locked down the spi configuration without providing valid
  flash descriptors and has set up a locked region in the first 4 kB of
  the bios address range. this prevents usfrom accessing this region. i
  am working on circumventing this. it might not be needed/helpful in
  this case (the data in that region could be unimportant) though.
3. because of (2) we are limited to a subset of SPI opcodes to use and
  the normal read command (0x03) is not allowed. i have not looked into
  it in detail, but there is probably an alternative for that, we just
  don't use it (yet).

to sum up this means that you should not expect to be able to use
flashrom to update the bios of that board soon. a verbose log of
executing the current developer source might help digging further, but
it won't change my previous statement at all. providing it nevertheless
would be appreciated though. :)
sorry for the bad news.
Kind regards/Mit freundlichen Grüßen, Stefan Tauner

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