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    Phoronix: Linux Foundation Announces "LinuxBoot" To Replace Some Firmware With Linux Code

    Not to be confused with Coreboot or its former name of LinuxBIOS, the Linux Foundation today announced LinuxBoot as a new initiative for replacing system firmware with the Linux kernel/drivers...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...Boot-Announced

  • #2
    This looks a lot like an admission that the original coreboot ideal of replacing the entire boot stack from bootblock to payload is no longer possible on x86 systems (ME/PSP/Boot Guard), and that a more pragmatic solution is required that keeps the vendor in control. This does not bode well for coreboot IMO.

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    • #3
      How does this compare to coreboot? Is there any advantage/disadvantage?

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      • #4
        google will be involved with our non android devices from startup , horray !!! ......

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        • #5
          Looks like the stuff that was shown at chaos computer Congress last year, 34c3.

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          • #6
            Better than nothing but definitely non-optimal.
            Also Google...

            But hey, everything is welcome against blobs.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by polarathene View Post
              How does this compare to coreboot? Is there any advantage/disadvantage?
              https://xkcd.com/927/

              The Linux Foundation and a lot of other opensource projects most of the time are just trying to circumvent closed source or problems coming from lack of documentation.
              Like the intel "P-state". Coreboot is struggling to bring its ideas to modern motherboards/chipsets. With little luck, as most of them don't have enough documentation.

              The other problem is resource fragmentation: too many projects on similar objectives lead to human and economic resources to be fragmented.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Cape View Post
                Better than nothing but definitely non-optimal.
                Also Google...

                But hey, everything is welcome against blobs.
                The Linux kernel has blobs. The Android system has blobs. Blobs everywhere ...

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                • #9


                  http://static.davidedmundson.co.uk/b...ards_final.png


                  :-)
                  Last edited by Nth_man; 01-26-2018, 04:00 AM.

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                  • #10
                    On one hand big biz making pressure upon the FW situation seems good, but on the other hand most of these companies worry me and threatens any independence of a project.
                    Stop TCPA, stupid software patents and corrupt politicians!

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