Re: [PATCH 2.6.15 1/2] ia64: use i386 dmi_scan.c

From: Alex Williamson <alex.williamson_at_hp.com>
Date: 2006-01-05 09:36:03
On Wed, 2006-01-04 at 16:16 -0600, Matt Domsch wrote:
> Andi Kleen has a patch in his x86_64 tree which enables the use of
> i386 dmi_scan.c on x86_64.  dmi_scan.c functions are being used by the
> drivers/char/ipmi/ipmi_si_intf.c driver for autodetecting the ports or
> memory spaces where the IPMI controllers may be found.

   Can't this be done via ACPI/EFI?  I'm really opposed to adding
anything to ia64 that blindly picks memory ranges and starts scanning
for magic legacy tables.  If nothing else, this can be found via
efi.smbios.  Thanks,

	Alex

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