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SubjectRe: IPMI driver updates for 2.4

Hi Corey,

You wrote a nice changelog entry - thanks for that.

I'm not sure if we should apply all of this in v2.4. It looks like a
big driver revamp to me.

Is is all this critical for being merged in v2.4.x now?

Would it be very painful/unwanted to maintain only the bugfixes
and not only new features? What you think about that?

On Sun, Aug 29, 2004 at 10:39:38PM -0500, Corey Minyard wrote:
> Marcelo Tosatti wrote:
>
> >Corey,
> >
> >Care to write a detailed changelog so we can apply this?
> >
> >Thanks
> >
> >
> >
> I'm sorry this took so long, I have been dealing with disasters at work.
>
> Ok, a detailed changelog:
>
> * Add a new "system interface" driver that supports all the standard
> IPMI system interfaces (SMIC, BT, and KCS, see the IPMI spec for
> more details if you care). This driver will auto-detect the interface
> type and parameters via SMBIOS or ACPI tables.
> * Deprecate the old KCS-only interface.
> * Support non-contiguous registers for system interfaces.
> * Add support for IPMI LAN bridging so messages can be received
> from and sent to system software connected to a LAN interface.
> * Add support for powering off the system on a halt via the IPMI
> interface.
> * Add support for storing panic logs in the IPMI event log.
> * Allow control of message parameters (resends, timeouts)
>
> I've also re-attached the patch.
>
> Thanks,
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