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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2.6.15 1/2] ia64: use i386 dmi_scan.c
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On Thursday 05 January 2006 10:54, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
> On Thursday 05 January 2006 10:37, Matt Domsch wrote:
> > This system (Dell PowerEdge 7250, very very similar to an Intel
> > 4-way Itanium2 server) doesn't have an SPMI table, but it does have
> > the IPMI information in the SMBIOS table.
>
> But the IPMI device *should* be described in the ACPI namespace, so
> using acpi_bus_register_driver() should be sufficient.

You mentioned on IRC that /sys/firmware/acpi/namespace didn't
contain anything that looked like an IPMI device. Try dumping the
actual DSDT and looking there -- I'm not sure everything makes it
into /sys/firmware/acpi/...

Use the latest "pmtools" from here:
http://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/lenb/acpi/utils

and "iasl" to disassemble it.

I did this on an Intel Tiger, and didn't see any "IPI" devices in the
namespace either. I think it's a firmware bug if the hardware
is there but not described in the namespace.

So maybe you'd have to grub through SMBIOS to workaround
the firmware defect.
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