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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] VMware detection support for x86 and x86-64
On Mon, Sep 08, 2008 at 05:34:07PM -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>> VMware may change the PCI ID at their will so I prefer checking the
>> DMI since it's easier.
>>
>> So if we ditched the official method we run the risk of some false
>> negatives. But checking the DMI manufacturer would be good enough.
>>
>
> If we get false negatives that is quite frankly their problem, not ours.
> If nothing else, we should be able to look for a host bridge with the
> VMWare vendor ID -- that should arguably be safer than DMI.

Yeah, VMware's PCI vendor Id: 0x15AD

Why using PCI vendor ID is safer than DMI?

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Li, Yan

"Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the
individual who can labor in freedom."
- Albert Einstein, in Out of My Later Years (1950)


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