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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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