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FS#55784 - [linux] Add memconsole_coreboot module

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Arthur Heymans (victini) - Thursday, 28 September 2017, 10:14 GMT
Last edited by Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig) - Saturday, 19 October 2019, 14:05 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Kernel
Status Closed
Assigned To Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 5
Private No


This module makes it possible to fetch the firmware log from memory and show it in /sys/firmware/log.
coreboot is an Open Source project aimed at replacing the proprietary BIOS (firmware) found in most computers and has the ability to store its logs in an in memory database.

Additional info:
These are the Kconfig options needed to build this module

It would be nice if this could be included by default on Arch Linux, as they are quite handy for coreboot users and developers.
This task depends upon

Closed by  Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig)
Saturday, 19 October 2019, 14:05 GMT
Reason for closing:  Implemented
Additional comments about closing:  config changed in trunk; pending next release
Comment by Arthur Heymans (victini) - Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 10:42 GMT
This is used on all google chromebooks and chromeboxes, so this feature is quite useful when running Arch Linux on those.
Comment by Nico Huber (icon) - Saturday, 19 October 2019, 14:00 GMT
After two years now, the situation seems a little more critical. Users all over the world boot with `iomem=relaxed` now, to work around the lack of kernel support. I'd suggest to bump the severity to maximum, hence.