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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2.6.15 1/2] ia64: use i386 dmi_scan.c
On Wed, Jan 04, 2006 at 03:36:03PM -0700, Alex Williamson wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-01-04 at 16:16 -0600, Matt Domsch wrote:
> > Andi Kleen has a patch in his x86_64 tree which enables the use of
> > i386 dmi_scan.c on x86_64. dmi_scan.c functions are being used by the
> > drivers/char/ipmi/ipmi_si_intf.c driver for autodetecting the ports or
> > memory spaces where the IPMI controllers may be found.
> Can't this be done via ACPI/EFI? I'm really opposed to adding
> anything to ia64 that blindly picks memory ranges and starts scanning
> for magic legacy tables. If nothing else, this can be found via
> efi.smbios. Thanks,

I'll redo this to use efi.smbios. Thanks for the tip.

Matt Domsch
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