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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/1 v2 ] ipmi: Setting OS name as Linux in BMC
On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 05:01:54PM -0700, Andi Kleen wrote:
> 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.

Agreed. Linux doesn't make interface guarantees to hardware, and where
we've implied that we do it's ended up breaking things.

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Matthew Garrett | mjg59@srcf.ucam.org

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