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

From: Bjorn Helgaas <>
Date: 2006-01-06 04:54:18
On Thursday 05 January 2006 10:37, Matt Domsch wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 05, 2006 at 09:41:15AM -0700, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
> > The DMI scan looks like it's done in try_init_smbios().  But
> > try_init_acpi() is done first.  Since every ia64 machine has
> > ACPI, I would think try_init_acpi() should be sufficient.
> >
> > Or do you have a machine that doesn't supply the SPMI
> > table used by try_init_acpi()?
> This system (Dell PowerEdge 7250, very very similar to an Intel
> 4-way Itanium2 server) doesn't have an SPMI table, but it does have
> the IPMI information in the SMBIOS table.

But the IPMI device *should* be described in the ACPI namespace, so
using acpi_bus_register_driver() should be sufficient.

I think that would be a better approach than using the SMBIOS table.
But it is certainly a lot more work :-(

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