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<name>Christian Ruppert</name>
<description>Please CC on all bugs</description>
<flag name="atahpt">Highpoint (HPT) ATA/RAID controller support</flag>
<flag name="bitbang_spi">Bitbanging SPI infrastructure</flag>
<flag name="buspirate_spi">Enable Bus Pirate SPI programmer</flag>
<flag name="dediprog">Dediprog SF100 support</flag>
<flag name="drkaiser">Enable Dr. Kaiser programmer</flag>
<flag name="dummy">Enable dummy tracing</flag>
<flag name="ft2232_spi">Enable ftdi programmer, flashing through FTDI/SPI USB interface</flag>
<flag name="gfxnvidia">Enable NVIDIA programmer</flag>
<flag name="internal">Enable internal/onboard support</flag>
<flag name="nic3com">Enable 3Com NIC programmer</flag>
<flag name="nicintel">Support for Intel NICs</flag>
<flag name="nicintel_spi">Support for SPI on Intel NICs</flag>
<flag name="nicnatsemi">Support for National Semiconductor NICs</flag>
<flag name="nicrealtek">Support for Realtek NICs</flag>
<flag name="ogp_spi">Enable support for OGP (Open Graphics Project) SPI flashing</flag>
<flag name="pony_spi">Enable support for SI-Prog like hardware by Lancos</flag>
<flag name="rayer_spi">RayeR SPIPGM hardware support</flag>
<flag name="satasii">Enable programmer for SiI SATA controllers</flag>
<flag name="satamv">Enable programmer for Marvell SATA controllers</flag>
<flag name="serprog">Enable Serial Flasher programmer</flag>
<flag name="wiki">Enable wiki informations, like supported devices etc.</flag>
<longdescription lang="en">
flashrom is a utility for identifying, reading, writing, verifying and erasing flash chips. It is designed to flash BIOS/EFI/coreboot/firmware/optionROM images on mainboards, network/graphics/storage controller cards, and various programmer devices.
* Supports more than 261 flash chips, 152 chipsets, 259 mainboards, 43 PCI devices, 5 USB devices and various parallel/serial port-based programmers.
* Supports parallel, LPC, FWH and SPI flash interfaces and various chip packages (DIP32, PLCC32, DIP8, SO8/SOIC8, TSOP32, TSOP40, TSOP48, and more)
* No physical access needed, root access is sufficient.
* No bootable floppy disk, bootable CD-ROM or other media needed.
* No keyboard or monitor needed. Simply reflash remotely via SSH.
* No instant reboot needed. Reflash your chip in a running system, verify it, be happy. The new firmware will be present next time you boot.
* Crossflashing and hotflashing is possible as long as the flash chips are electrically and logically compatible (same protocol). Great for recovery.
* Scriptability. Reflash a whole pool of identical machines at the same time from the command line. It is recommended to check flashrom output and error codes.
* Speed. flashrom is often much faster than most vendor flash tools.
* Portability. Supports DOS, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, DragonFly BSD, Solaris, Mac OS X, and other Unix-like OSes. Partial Windows support is available (full support as patch).