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Alexandru Gagniuc67f556c2012-08-10 03:55:42 -05001viatool is a utility for extracting useful for extracting certain configuration
2bits on VIA chipsets and CPUs. It is a fork of inteltool.
4viatool is currently focused on "quirks". Quirks are device configurations that
5cannot be accessed directly. They are implemented as hierarchical configurations
6in the PCI or memory address spaces (index/data register pairs). Such
7configurations refer to hardware parameters that are board specific. Those
8parameters would otherwise be difficult to extract from a system running the
9vendor's firmware.
11viatool also preserves inteltool's MSR dumps. VIA CPU and Intel CPU MSRs are
12nearly identical.