Re: [PATCH 01/34] System Firmware Interface

From: Andi Kleen
Date: Tue Jul 19 2011 - 09:22:07 EST

On Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 10:05:44AM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > Could you expand somewhat WHY you want this. What is wrong with the
> > current code?
> See the previous discussions

Ok I will put that now as description into all my code submissions @)

Seriously, that REALLY belongs into a patch description.

> > As for user space access on x86 "dmidecode"/libdmi works for nearly everyone,
> > doesn't it?
> "on x86" (and on PC only generally)
> There are three core problems
> 1. DMI in this sense is basically an x86 PC class device hack
> 2. It is obsoleted and at some point it'll vanish even on PC

Huh? What obsoleted it?

> 3. Every other platform without DMI would benefit from the
> interface being generic

Can you expand on that? The information will be always system
specific anyways. Do you really think there's that much commonality?

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