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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/1 v2 ] ipmi: Setting OS name as Linux in BMC
    Srinivas, what is your use case?

    -corey

    On 06/28/2012 07:01 PM, Andi Kleen wrote:
    > <Srinivas_G_Gowda@Dell.com> writes:
    >> +
    >> + data[0] = param_select;
    >> + data[1] = set_selector;
    >> + data[2] = string_encode;
    >> + data[3] = str_len;
    >> + data[4] = 'L';
    >> + data[5] = 'i';
    >> + data[6] = 'n';
    >> + data[7] = 'u';
    >> + data[8] = 'x';
    > Not sure that's all that useful. I can just see BMC's making the ACPI
    > mistake of trying to work around specific issues, by checking for
    > Linux.
    >
    > But since there are so many different Linux that will never work
    > because "Linux" does not describe a fixed release or code base.
    >
    > Probably dangerous.
    >
    > -Andi
    >
    >




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