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authorRicardo Ribalda Delgado <>2014-07-28 20:35:21 +0000
committerStefan Tauner <>2014-07-28 20:35:21 +0000
commit2a41f0a2c0daeb0ee2a38a252ab96135d70a6b81 (patch)
tree9d9c28c7560f4947c49e54e62c1f3a04f07aec45 /flashrom.8.tmpl
parenta5bcbceb581f27cfc0055369d3dd9cfd1ae00bfa (diff)
Add new programmer for SPI EEPROMs attached to Intel 82580 NICs
This patch lets you read and write the EEPROM on 82580-based gigabit NIC cards. So far it has been tested on copper NICs only, but other variants employing this controller should work too. It is a nice substitution for the official eeupdate tool. Speed is quite decent: less than 4 seconds for erases or writes of 32 kB. Corresponding to flashrom svn r1832. Signed-off-by: Ricardo Ribalda Delgado <> Signed-off-by: Stefan Tauner <> Tested-by: Ricardo Ribalda Delgado <> Acked-by: Stefan Tauner <>
Diffstat (limited to 'flashrom.8.tmpl')
1 files changed, 13 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/flashrom.8.tmpl b/flashrom.8.tmpl
index 0b4867d..153591a 100644
--- a/flashrom.8.tmpl
+++ b/flashrom.8.tmpl
@@ -225,6 +225,8 @@ bitbanging adapter)
.BR "* usbblaster_spi" " (for SPI flash ROMs attached to an Altera USB-Blaster compatible cable)"
+.BR "* nicintel_eeprom" " (for SPI EEPROMs on Intel Gigabit network cards)"
Some programmers have optional or mandatory parameters which are described
in detail in the
@@ -591,7 +593,7 @@ syntax where
.B content
is an 8-bit hexadecimal value.
-.BR "nic3com" , " nicrealtek" , " nicnatsemi" , " nicintel"\
+.BR "nic3com" , " nicrealtek" , " nicnatsemi" , " nicintel", " nicintel_eeprom"\
, " nicintel_spi" , " gfxnvidia" , " ogp_spi" , " drkaiser" , " satasii"\
, " satamv" , " atahpt" ", " atavia " and " it8212 " programmers
These programmers have an option to specify the PCI address of the card
@@ -625,6 +627,14 @@ For more information please see
+.BR "nicintel_eeprom " programmer
+This is the first programmer module in flashrom that does not provide access to NOR flash chips but EEPROMs
+mounted on gigabit Ethernet cards based on Intel's 82580 NIC. Because EEPROMs normally do not announce their
+size nor allow to be identified, the controller relies on correct size values written to predefined addresses
+within the chip. Flashrom follows this scheme but assumes the minimum size of 16 kB (128 kb) if an unprogrammed
+EEPROM/card is detected. Intel specifies following EEPROMs to be compatible: Atmel AT25128, AT25256, Micron (ST)
+M95128, M95256 and OnSemi (Catalyst) CAT25CS128.
.BR "ft2232_spi " programmer
An optional parameter specifies the controller
type and channel/interface/port it should support. For that you have to use the
@@ -922,8 +932,8 @@ need PCI configuration space access and raw memory access.
.B rayer_spi
needs raw I/O port access.
-.B satasii
-needs PCI configuration space read access and raw memory access.
+.BR satasii ", " nicintel ", " nicintel_eeprom " and " nicintel_spi
+need PCI configuration space read access and raw memory access.
.B satamv
needs PCI configuration space read access, raw I/O port access and raw memory
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