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[–] dhif [S] 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago  (edited ago)

To be pedantic, the Broadcom NIC and optional SAS controller need their own blob firmware, but with the IOMMU there really isn't a risk, since you should be encrypting your network traffic and disk storage anyway.

Besides, someone's already working on reverse engineering the NIC firmware anyway.

Still, it's the closest thing to owner-controlled hardware you can get.


[–] 13751589? 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

*The closest thing to owner-controlled hardware while still having reasonable processing resources available.


[–] dhif [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

What system are you thinking of?

Even some of the libreboot systems still rely on hardware with proprietary Embedded Controllers.

RISC-V stuff could be promising, but even there some pre-reset-vector code may be proprietary.