Intel Firmware Support Package (FSP)-specific documentation

This section contains documentation about Intel-FSP in public domain.

Bugs

As Intel doesn’t even list known bugs, they are collected here until those are fixed. If possible a workaround is described here as well.

BroadwellDEFsp

  • IA32_FEATURE_CONTROL MSR is locked in FSP-M
    • Release MR2
    • Writing the MSR is required in ramstage for Intel TXT
    • Workaround: none
    • Issue on public tracker: Issue 10
  • FSP-S asserts if the thermal PCI device 00:1f.6 is disabled
    • Release MR2
    • FSP expects the PCI device to be enabled
    • FSP expects BARs to be properly assigned
    • Workaround: Don’t disable this PCI device
    • Issue on public tracker: Issue 13
  • FSP Notify(EnumInitPhaseAfterPciEnumeration) hangs if 00:02.03/00:02.03 are hidden
    • Release MR2
    • Seems to get stuck on some SKUs only if hidden after MemoryInit
    • Workaround: Hide before MemoryInit
    • Issue on public tracker: Issue 35

KabylakeFsp

  • MfgId and ModulePartNum in the DIMM_INFO struct are empty
    • Release 3.7.1
    • Those values are typically consumed by SMBIOS type 17
    • Workaround: none
    • Issue on public tracker: Issue 22
  • MRC forces memory re-training on cold boot on boards with Intel SPS
    • Releases 3.7.1, 3.7.6
    • Workaround: Flash Intel ME instead of SPS
    • Issue on public tracker: Issue 41

BraswellFsp

  • Internal UART can’t be disabled using PcdEnableHsuart*
    • Release MR2
    • Workaround: Disable internal UART manually after calling FSP
    • Issue on public tracker: Issue 10

Additional Features in FSP 2.1 specification

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