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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] ipmi: Fix ACPI detecting with regspacing
    On 07/28/2010 12:22 PM, Andrew Morton wrote:
    > On Tue, 27 Jul 2010 11:41:10 -0600
    > Bjorn Helgaas <bjorn.helgaas@hp.com> wrote:
    >
    >> On Tuesday, July 27, 2010 11:28:28 am Yinghai Lu wrote:
    >>> On 07/27/2010 10:23 AM, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
    >>>> On Tuesday, July 27, 2010 11:07:55 am Yinghai Lu wrote:
    >>>>> On 07/27/2010 08:34 AM, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
    >>>>>> On Monday, July 26, 2010 03:48:02 pm Yinghai Lu wrote:
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> after the commint that change ipmi_si detecting sequence from SMBIOS/ACPI to ACPI/SMBIOS,
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> | commit 754d453185275951d39792865927ec494fa1ebd8
    >>>>>>> | Author: Matthew Garrett <mjg@redhat.com>
    >>>>>>> | Date: Wed May 26 14:43:47 2010 -0700
    >>>>>>> |
    >>>>>>> | ipmi: change device discovery order
    >>>>>>> |
    >>>>>>> | The ipmi spec provides an ordering for si discovery. Change the driver to
    >>>>>>> | match, with the exception of preferring smbios to SPMI as HPs (at least)
    >>>>>>> | contain accurate information in the former but not the latter.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> ipmi_si can not be initialized.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> I think this patch makes sense, as long as this is not a bringup
    >>>>>> issue that only affects pre-release firmware. If this only affects
    >>>>>> a prototype, it would be better to change the firmware so it conforms
    >>>>>> to the conventional _CRS usage of systems in the field.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> To that end, I'd like to know what system this is, and whether IPMI
    >>>>>> works under Windows on this system. We know that Windows doesn't
    >>>>>> look at SMBIOS or SPMI, so if Windows works, it must be doing something
    >>>>>> similar to your patch.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Sun Fire X4800.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Yes. other OSes work and pass certification.
    >>>>
    >>>> Please put this information in the changelog (if that wasn't obvious).
    >>>
    >>> I don't want to mention other os.
    >>
    >> Sigh. Why is this so difficult?
    >
    > It wasn't for me ;)
    >
    > Do we have acks for 2.6.36 and a -stable backport on this patch?

    Matthew Garrett <mjg@redhat.com>
    gave ack to it.

    looks like Matthew's patch only get into 2.6.35.

    So we need it for 2.6.35 and later.

    Thanks

    Yinghai



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