RE: [PATCH] Move dmi_scan_machine() call ealier

From: Alex Williamson <>
Date: 2007-11-08 03:40:29
On Wed, 2007-11-07 at 08:30 -0800, Luck, Tony wrote:
> >   Thanks for the review Simon.  Is the patch below more like what
> > you're thinking?  I agree that check_bugs doesn't initial seem like the
> > most appropriate place to setup DMI, but think about what DMI is
> > typically used for in the kernel.
> Then re-name check_bugs() to something more suited to the things that
> it is now doing. [I think that was what Simon was hinting at].

   Re-naming check_bugs() becomes a cross architecture endeavor.  Since
x86 calls dmi_scan_machine() in setup_arch(), this would only be for
ia64.  Perhaps the right answer is to make dmi_scan_machine() callable
from setup_arch() on ia64, but that requires an safer early ioremap, and
I'm still not sure what that should look like.  Thanks,


Alex Williamson                             HP Open Source & Linux Org.

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