POST card display support
Jaghathiswari Rankappagounder Natarajan
jaghu at google.com
Thu Oct 13 11:41:42 AEDT 2016
Platform driver in patch 1/3 periodically updates the most current POST code
from either the BMC or host to the POST card display.
The POST card hardware assumed is 74HC164 wired to two 7-segment displays.
(to get POST codes from bmc) On BMC state change, the character driver in
patch 2/3 is the interface to which the systemd (in openbmc) will write the
POST codes. When a new POST code is written to the character device,
the update_postcode function in patch 1/3 is called to update the post code.
(to get POST codes from host) When the host writes to port80, the lpc driver can
directly call update_postcode function in patch 1/3 to update the POST code
(will be written after lpc driver is finished);
patch 3/3 has devicetree info for controlling the POST card hardware on zaius
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