Re: [Openipmi-developer] Re: [PATCH 2.6.15] ia64: use i386 dmi_scan.c

From: Matt Domsch <>
Date: 2006-01-19 05:11:17
On Wed, Jan 18, 2006 at 10:29:46AM -0700, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
> Matt, what's your opinion on proceeding?  I know you want to get
> the DMI stuff in distros.  I'm looking at reworking ioremap to
> hide all this stuff, but that'll be a bigger change and may be
> harder to get into distro releases.
> For upstream, the ioremap rework sounds like the way to go, but
> I don't know which the distros would prefer for updates.

Existing distros (RHEL3, RHEL4, SLES9, ..) don't have a huge problem
because my target user - the ipmi driver - does its own DMI scanning
on those distros still.  Ugly, but works.  So the only concern is
SLES10 and RHEL5, both of which are still rebasing to upstream best as
I can tell from their publicly posted kernels.  So if it can be done
"right" in 2.6.16-rc, let's do that.  If it will be intrusive, and
after 2.6.16 is out, than a minimally intrusive but working patch for
2.6.16-rc would be preferred.


Matt Domsch
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