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authorMichael Karcher <>2012-05-05 20:53:59 +0000
committerMichael Karcher <>2012-05-05 20:53:59 +0000
commite5449392a12cfbdbdf48ebfdaf713dae5d6dec56 (patch)
treee3c2e505b63b67944c8da38bd94d84ce8b89550e /flashrom.8
parentb02c62be279671bb64ae008bd9d2f5cb58b60922 (diff)
Add manpage entry for pony_spi
Corresponding to flashrom svn r1530. Signed-off-by: Michael Karcher <> Acked-by: Carl-Daniel Hailfinger <>
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@@ -201,6 +201,9 @@ atmegaXXu2-flasher by Stefan Tauner."
.BR "* rayer_spi" " (for SPI flash ROMs attached to a RayeR parport "
or Xilinx DLC5 compatible cable)
+.BR "* pony_spi" " (for SPI flash ROMs attached to a SI-Prog serial port "
+bitbanging adapter)
.BR "* nicintel_spi" " (for SPI flash ROMs on Intel Gigabit network cards)"
.BR "* ogp_spi" " (for SPI flash ROMs on Open Graphics Project graphics card)"
@@ -614,6 +617,26 @@ More information about the RayeR hardware is available at
The schematic of the Xilinx DLC 5 was published at
.BR " " .
+.BR "pony_spi " programmer
+The serial port (like /dev/ttyS0, /dev/ttyUSB0 on Linux or COM3 on windows) is
+specified using the mandatory
+.B dev
+parameter. The adapter type is selectable between SI-Prog (used for
+SPI devices with PonyProg 2000) or a custom made serial bitbanging programmer
+named "serbang". The optional
+.B type
+parameter accepts the values "si_prog" (default) or "serbang".
+Information about the SI-Prog adapter can be found at
+.BR " " .
+An example call to flashrom is
+.B " flashrom \-p pony_spi:dev=/dev/ttyS0,type=serbang"
+Please note that while USB-to-serial adapters work under certain circumstances,
+this slows down operation considerably.
.BR "ogp_spi " programmer
The flash ROM chip to access must be specified with the
.B rom
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