nicintel_eeprom: Support for I210 emulated EEprom

On the I210 family there is no MAC EEprom, instead there is a big flash
(typically around 16Mb) with contents of the old MAC plus other stuff.
There is an interface to program the whole flash, but once it is
programmed it enters a "Secure Mode" that disables the interface.

Luckily, the section with the MAC can still be updated via the EEprom
interface. This patch adds support for this interface.

root@qt5022-fglrx:~# ./flashrom -p nicintel_eeprom:pci=01:0.0 -w kk.raw -V
flashrom v0.9.9-unknown on Linux 4.10.0-qtec-standard (x86_64)
flashrom is free software, get the source code at

flashrom was built with libpci 3.4.1, GCC 5.3.0, little endian
Command line (5 args): ./flashrom -p nicintel_eeprom:pci=01:0.0 -w kk.raw -V
Calibrating delay loop... OS timer resolution is 1 usecs, 1856M loops per second, 10 myus = 10 us,
100 myus = 102 us, 1000 myus = 1017 us, 10000 myus = 10044 us, 4 myus = 4 us, OK.
Initializing nicintel_eeprom programmer
Found "Intel I210 Gigabit Network Connection" (8086:1533, BDF 01:00.0).
Requested BAR is of type MEM, 32bit, not prefetchable
Requested BAR is of type MEM, 32bit, not prefetchable
The following protocols are supported: Programmer-specific.
Probing for Programmer Opaque flash chip, 0 kB: Found Programmer flash chip "Opaque flash chip"
(4 kB, Programmer-specific) on nicintel_eeprom.
Found Programmer flash chip "Opaque flash chip" (4 kB, Programmer-specific).
Reading old flash chip contents... done.
Erasing and writing flash chip... Trying erase function 0... 0x000000-0x000fff:W
Erase/write done.
Verifying flash... VERIFIED.

Change-Id: I553f33e5dcb4412d682fc93095b29bcfed11713c
Signed-off-by: Ricardo Ribalda Delgado <>
Tested-by: build bot (Jenkins) <>
Reviewed-by: David Hendricks <>
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