[flashrom] WG: SB600, shutting down IMC failed

Trunzer Markus Markus.Trunzer at kontron.com
Thu Jul 11 12:24:47 CEST 2013

Hello again,
I used this source code http://download.flashrom.org/snapshots/flashrom- and patched it with patch 3894 
"patch<AMD---SP5100---take-SPI-ownership-1-2.patch". The patching and compiling was without errors.

The execution of flashrom with "flashrom -VVV -p internal:amd_imc_force=yes" resulted in following error message.

flashrom v0.9.6.1-r1643 on Linux 3.0.1pae (i686)
flashrom is free software, get the source code at http://www.flashrom.org

flashrom was built with libpci 3.1.7, GCC 4.4.5, little endian
Command line (3 args): flashrom -VVV -p internal:amd_imc_force=yes
Calibrating delay loop... OS timer resolution is 1 usecs, 824M loops per second, 10 myus = 11 us, 100 myus = 100 us, 1000 myus = 1000 us, 10000 myus = 10008 us, 4 myus = 4 us, OK.
Initializing internal programmer
No coreboot table found.
DMI string system-manufacturer: "To be filled by O.E.M."
DMI string system-product-name: "To be filled by O.E.M."
DMI string system-version: "To be filled by O.E.M."
DMI string baseboard-manufacturer: "abc"
DMI string baseboard-product-name: "123"
DMI string baseboard-version: "1.1.0"
DMI string chassis-type: "Desktop"
Found chipset "AMD SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0" with PCI ID 1002:439d. Enabling flash write... 
EC SIO is at 0x6e
EC MBOX is at 0x3e
(Shutting down IMC failed!)

Do you have an idea what the problem could be?

Many thanks in advance.

Best regards

> Thanks for the information. 
> "Applying patch 3894 to r1643" =>
> that means I have to update the flashrom v0.9.6.1-r1564 (taken from http://flashrom.org/Flashrom/0.9.6) manually (I couldn't find a patch-file) with these modifications http://www.flashrom.org/pipermail/flashrom/2013-January/010405.html ?
> And afterwards I can patch it with the 3894-patch? Is that the correct way?

In general I would recommend that you either use subversion or git for this kind of work, but we do have an archive with snapshots too:
These contain the complete source of the respective revision and you can apply the patch mentioned to the source in
Kind regards/Mit freundlichen Grüßen, Stefan Tauner

More information about the flashrom mailing list