[flashrom] [Request for testers] Intel 28F004/28F400 support

Michael Karcher Michael.Karcher at fu-berlin.de
Thu Apr 1 16:31:18 CEST 2010


Am Donnerstag, den 01.04.2010, 12:56 +0200 schrieb Carl-Daniel
Hailfinger:
> > As I really like the rolling reflash stuff, I don't feel like ripping
> > it out. On the other hand, you are right. This code is broken (as the
> > FWH unification applied it to non-uniform-sized chips) right now, and
> > that should be fixed before release. Having it work correctly is more
> > important than the rolling reflash stuff, so I can resubmit a version
> > that rips out the blockwise erase/write.
> >> It should solve all non-uniform sector stuff.
> > Would a patch removing the rolling reflash be accepted before 0.9.2?
> If you can get it tested on one previously supported 82802ab-style chip
> and on one 82802ab-style chip with non-uniform sector sizes, sure.
I don't have access to a previously supported 82802ab chip (with uniform
sector size). Any testers?
Hint: Chips that are OK for testing are:
 Intel 28F004S5 (the 'S' is important here)
 Intel 82802AB/AC
 ST M50FLW040A/B
 ST M50FLW080A/B
 ST M50FW016
 ST M50FW040
 ST M50FW080

If I get my Thinkpad T20 to boot, I can try with the 28F004 in it. It's
a non-uniform flashchip supported by this patch.

> Some people might complain about a feature regression, but to be honest
> this code is broken for some cases right now and sometimes radical
> surgery is initially painful but crucial for long-term viability. We're
> definitely shooting for long-term support and development of flashrom,
> and everything which makes continued development easier will get a
> thumbs up from me.
OK, I get you right that I should resubmit the patch without the
incremental write and with "<< shifted", and have your Ack? Of course
without the bogus "i28f00x" line in chipdrivers.h

Regards,
  Michael Karcher
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