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authorKyle Moffett <Kyle.D.Moffett@boeing.com>2011-10-18 11:05:29 +0000
committerWolfgang Denk <wd@denx.de>2011-10-28 00:37:01 +0200
commitce5207e191c59b3135303fd03b98dd2ac3701ba2 (patch)
treed9f5458d8dde3142031f21b76e6909a9cb328ca0 /arch/x86
parent2326a94db10d9b6c0bf322c6536cafcac8e85522 (diff)
e1000: Allow direct access to the E1000 SPI EEPROM device
As a part of the manufacturing process for some of our custom hardware, we are programming the EEPROMs attached to our Intel 82571EB controllers from software using U-Boot and Linux. This code provides several conditionally-compiled features to assist in our manufacturing process: CONFIG_CMD_E1000: This is a basic "e1000" command which allows querying the controller and (if other config options are set) performing EEPROM programming. In particular, with CONFIG_E1000_SPI this allows you to display a hex-dump of the EEPROM, copy to/from main memory, and verify/update the software checksum. CONFIG_E1000_SPI_GENERIC: Build a generic SPI driver providing the standard U-Boot SPI driver interface. This allows commands such as "sspi" to access the bus attached to the E1000 controller. Additionally, some E1000 chipsets can support user data in a reserved space in the E1000 EEPROM which could be used for U-Boot environment storage. CONFIG_E1000_SPI: The core SPI access code used by the above interfaces. For example, the following commands allow you to program the EEPROM from a USB device (assumes CONFIG_E1000_SPI and CONFIG_CMD_E1000 are enabled): usb start fatload usb 0 $loadaddr 82571EB_No_Mgmt_Discrete-LOM.bin e1000 0 spi program $loadaddr 0 1024 e1000 0 spi checksum update Please keep in mind that the Intel-provided .eep files are organized as 16-bit words. When converting them to binary form for programming you must byteswap each 16-bit word so that it is in little-endian form. This means that when reading and writing words to the SPI EEPROM, the bit ordering for each word looks like this on the wire: Time >>> ------------------------------------------------------------------ ... [7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8], ... ------------------------------------------------------------------ (MSB is 15, LSB is 0). Signed-off-by: Kyle Moffett <Kyle.D.Moffett@boeing.com> Cc: Ben Warren <biggerbadderben@gmail.com>
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