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* Add ich_descriptor_tool to decode all flash descriptors stored in a flash ↵Stefan Tauner2011-12-241-1/+328
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | dump file This patch adds an external utility that shares most of the existing descriptor decoding source code. Additionally to what is available via FDOC/FDOD this allows to access: - the softstraps which are used to configure the chipset by flash content without the need for BIOS routines. on ICH8 it is possible to read those with FDOC/FDOC too, but this was removed in later chipsets. - the ME VSCC (Vendor Specific Component Capabilities) table. simply put, this is an SPI chip database used to figure out the flash's capabilities. - the MAC address stored in the GbE image. Intel thinks this information should be confidential for ICH9 and up, but references some tidbits in their public documentation. This patch includes the human-readable information for ICH8, Ibex Peak (5 series) and Cougar Point (6 series); the latter two were obtained from leaked "SPI Flash Programming Guides" found by google. Data regarding ICH9 and 10 is unknown to us yet. It can probably found in: "Intel® ICH7, ICH8, ICH9 and ICH10 — SPI Family Flash Programming Guide" Information regarding the upcoming Panther Point chipset is also not included. Corresponding to flashrom svn r1480. Signed-off-by: Stefan Tauner <> Acked-by: Matthias Wenzel <>
* ichspi: use a variable to distinguish ich generations instead of ↵Stefan Tauner2011-11-061-14/+1
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | spi_programmer->type The type member is enough most of the time to derive the wanted information, but - not always (e.g. ich_set_bbar), - only available after registration, which we want to delay till the end of init, and - we really want to distinguish between chipset version-grained attributes which are not reflected by the registered programmer. Hence this patch introduces a new static variable which is set up early by the init functions and allows us to get rid of all "switch (spi_programmer->type)" in ichspi.c. We reuse the enum introduced for descriptor mode for the type of the new variable. Previously magic numbers were passed by chipset_enable wrappers. Now they use the enumeration items too. To get this working the enum definition had to be moved to programmer.h. Another noteworthy detail: previously we have checked for a valid programmer/ich generation all over the place. I have removed those checks and added one single check in the init method. Calling any function of a programmer without executing the init method first, is undefined behavior. Corresponding to flashrom svn r1460. Signed-off-by: Stefan Tauner <> Acked-by: Carl-Daniel Hailfinger <>
* ichspi: add (partially) dead support code for Intel Hardware SequencingStefan Tauner2011-10-201-0/+1
| | | | | | | | | | This was done to ease the review. Another patch will hook up (and explain) this code later. Corresponding to flashrom svn r1452. Signed-off-by: Stefan Tauner <> Acked-by: Carl-Daniel Hailfinger <>
* ichspi: add ICH/PCH flash descriptor decoding via FDOC/FDODStefan Tauner2011-09-151-0/+260
Based on the work of Matthias 'mazzoo' Wenzel this patch adds pretty printing of those ICH/PCH flash descriptor sections that are cached/mapped by the chipset (and which are therefore reachable via FDOC/FDOD registers). this includes the following: - content section: describes the image and some generic properties (number of sections, offset of sections, PCH/ICH and MCH/PROC strap offsets and lengths) - component section: identify the different SPI flash chips and their capabilities. - region section similarly to a partition table this describes the different regions. the content of FLREG* is derived from this section. - master section defines SPI master (host, ME, GbE) access rights of the individual regions. the content of PR* is derived from this section. this is only a part of the data included in the descriptor. other information can be retrieved from a complete binary dump of the descriptor region only. this patch also adds macros and pretty printing for "Vendor Specific Component Capabilities" registers: there are two of them: lower and upper. they describe the properties of the address space divided by FPBA (which allows to use multiple flash chips or partitions with different properties). the properties of all supported flash chips (together with their RDIDs) are stored in the same format in table in a descriptor section (which is used by the ME apparently). a later patch will use the macros outside of ichspi.c which is the reason why the prettyprinting function and the register bit macros are not defined in ichspi.c but ich_descriptors.h (else they would be moved in the follow-up patch). because this patch relies on (compiler) implementation-specific layouting of bit-fields, it checks for correct layout before taking any action on runtime. Corresponding to flashrom svn r1443. Signed-off-by: Stefan Tauner <> Acked-by: Carl-Daniel Hailfinger <>
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