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SubjectRe: EFI-support for SMBIOS driver
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It seems SMBIOS driver is gone.

http://linus.bkbits.net:8080/linux-2.5/cset@40b6702axansvQIxOVjTSIp7_DVoHA

On Saturday 05 of June 2004 02:52, David Mosberger wrote:
> Michael,
>
> The patch below adds EFI support to the SMBIOS driver. Since EFI
> already knows the address of the SMBIOS, this avoids having to scan
> for the table. It also enables use of the driver on ia64 machines.
> The patch also adds code to handle the case where the SMBIOS table
> resides in memory, which is the case at least for HP's zx1-based ia64
> machines. If CONFIG_EFI is off, the resulting code should be
> unchanged (except for replacing a readb() loop into a
> memcpy_fromio()).
>
> One observation: I believe find_table_max_address() is missing some
> readb() calls (it's dereferencing ioremap'pped addresses directly). I
> didn't try to fix that since I wasn't sure why it wasn't done in the
> first place.
>
> Do you have a test-program that's using /sys/firmware/smbios?
>
> If the patch looks OK, please apply.
>
> Thanks,
>
> --david

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