dmi_scan on ia64

From: Matt Domsch <>
Date: 2005-12-21 06:20:19
I recently noticed that the IPMI device driver (drivers/char/ipmi) has
converted from using it's own manual parsing of the BIOS-provided DMI
table to find the address of the IPMI controller, and instead now uses
the i386 implementation of arch/i386/kernel/dmi_scan.c.  This of
course broke IPMI device autodetection on x86_64 and ia64 which
weren't using the i386 code.

Andi Kleen worked up a patch (and now I can't find the mail reference
to it) for post-2.6.15 which enables arch/i386/kernel/dmi_scan.c for
x86_64.  It made a generic CONFIG_DMI option which could be set
per-arch for arches that support having DMI tables.  I'd appreciate
it, if/when that hits the tree, that ia64 get similar changes.  I'll
watch for it and try to submit a patch, but wanted others to be on the
lookout too.


Matt Domsch
Software Architect
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