Nico Huber wrote: > VBT is mostly nee- ded for Windows and who knows what the driver > does there; when it comes to Linux, we should at least try to talk > some sense into the developer's to tell us which information they > really need.
I wouldn't assume that they know in advance - I think they may just have to deal with whatever is produced by hardware engineering. > > Do you know where documentation can be found? > > The most comprehensive documentation I know about the various sub-tables > and how they are organized is the i915 Linux driver code that reads it. > There are also per-platform description files that tell a "binary modi- > fication program" by Intel what bit is what. You can find them sometimes > along the FSP releases (e.g. ; 9972 lines, yeah!). BSF describes the data structure perfectly. (What a fun file format! :) Zoran's Wikipedia article links to this, which clears up the binary format: https://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/app/intel-gpu-tools/tree/tools/intel_vbt_decode.c > If somebody really wants to digest complete VBTs, I think the best shot > would be to translate these description files into something nicer and > have a tool like bincfg  to translate human readable VBTs into binary > ones (based on the description). That makes perfect sense. A human readable VBT representation has a clear place in the mainboard directory for all applicable platforms. That would be a good thing. I don't know if the entire data structure must neccessarily be integrated into Kconfig, but maybe if someone has a lot of free time... :) //Peter -- coreboot mailing list: email@example.com https://mail.coreboot.org/mailman/listinfo/coreboot