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SubjectRe: AW: AW: AW: [PATCH] x86: HPET force enable for Soekris net6501
On Tue, 9 Sep 2014, H. Peter Anvin wrote:

> On 09/09/2014 07:54 AM, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> >
> > @hpa: You asked whether this might affect any other e6xx devices.
> >
> > According to the atom e6xx-series datasheet the HPET is non optional
> > and always memory mapped to 0xfed00000. I don't see how that would
> > harm any machine which has the hpet proper advertised via ACPI.
> >
> That seems straightforward then.
> I still wish someone would take a cluebat to Soekris. We keep hearing
> crap like this about their firmware over and over and over again. It
> isn't like you can't get EDK2 or Coreboot and build a BIOS based mostly
> on Open Source components these days... oh, wait.

You can, but I have a non soekris e6xx platform with a BLDK based BIOS
which lacks ACPI and some other features....

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