Author: Francis Rowe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2015 21:27:47 +0100
docs/tasks.html: Tyan S8230 notes about IPMI/iKVM firmware
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IPMI firmware is non-free but optional (for iKVM feature, remote management like Intel ME). Not sure if add-on module or baked in.
+ In either case, it might be removed or otherwise excluded because it's a HUGE backdoor. Unlike Intel ME, this isn't signed so can be
+ removed, and also replaced theoretically. Is the protocol standard public? If so, might be easy/feasible to replace with free code.
+ <a href="https://github.com/facebook/openbmc">https://github.com/facebook/openbmc</a> - also linked from
+ <a href="https://raptorengineeringinc.com/coreboot/kgpe-d16-status.php">https://raptorengineeringinc.com/coreboot/kgpe-d16-status.php</a>
+ - might be possible adapt this.
SAS controller requires firmware, but optional. (same thing on KGPE-D16). Board also has SATA, so it's fine.