Re: [PATCH] ipmi: Fix ACPI detecting with regspacing

From: Yinghai Lu
Date: Tue Jul 27 2010 - 13:08:48 EST

On 07/27/2010 08:34 AM, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
> On Monday, July 26, 2010 03:48:02 pm Yinghai Lu wrote:
>> after the commint that change ipmi_si detecting sequence from SMBIOS/ACPI to ACPI/SMBIOS,
>> | commit 754d453185275951d39792865927ec494fa1ebd8
>> | Author: Matthew Garrett <mjg@xxxxxxxxxx>
>> | Date: Wed May 26 14:43:47 2010 -0700
>> |
>> | ipmi: change device discovery order
>> |
>> | The ipmi spec provides an ordering for si discovery. Change the driver to
>> | match, with the exception of preferring smbios to SPMI as HPs (at least)
>> | contain accurate information in the former but not the latter.
>> ipmi_si can not be initialized.
> I think this patch makes sense, as long as this is not a bringup
> issue that only affects pre-release firmware. If this only affects
> a prototype, it would be better to change the firmware so it conforms
> to the conventional _CRS usage of systems in the field.
> To that end, I'd like to know what system this is, and whether IPMI
> works under Windows on this system. We know that Windows doesn't
> look at SMBIOS or SPMI, so if Windows works, it must be doing something
> similar to your patch.

Sun Fire X4800.

Yes. other OSes work and pass certification.


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