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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] platform/x86: dell-smbios-wmi: Disable userspace interface if missing hotfix
On Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 04:03:53PM +0000, Mario.Limonciello@dell.com wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Darren Hart [mailto:dvhart@infradead.org]
> > Sent: Friday, November 17, 2017 2:39 PM
> > To: Limonciello, Mario <Mario_Limonciello@Dell.com>
> > Cc: Andy Shevchenko <andy.shevchenko@gmail.com>; LKML <linux-
> > kernel@vger.kernel.org>; platform-driver-x86@vger.kernel.org
> > Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] platform/x86: dell-smbios-wmi: Disable userspace
> > interface if missing hotfix
> >
> > On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 10:13:12PM -0600, Mario Limonciello wrote:
> > > The Dell SMBIOS WMI interface will fail for some more complex calls unless
> > > a WMI hotfix has been included. Most platforms have this fix available in
> > > a maintenance BIOS release. In the case the driver is loaded on a
> > > platform without this fix, disable the userspace interface.
> > >
> > > A hotfix indicator is present in the dell-wmi-descriptor that represents
> > > whether or not more complex calls will work properly.
> > >
> > > "Simple" calls such as those used by dell-laptop and dell-wmi will continue
> > > to work properly so dell-smbios-wmi should not be blocked from binding and
> > > being used as the dell-smbios dispatcher.
> > >
> > > Suggested-by: Girish Prakash <girish.prakash@dell.com>
> > > Signed-off-by: Mario Limonciello <mario.limonciello@dell.com>
> >
> > Queued up, thanks Mario.
>
> Darren, even though this came after the merge windows opened considering this
> restricts the SMBIOS interface from some platform/firmware combinations it
> shouldn't be offered, do you think this can be included with a future 4.15
> RCx PR so it can land with the rest of the series rather than targeted for 4.16?

This will make 4.15.

>
> I'd hate to get stuck in a situation that an interface deemed "broken" gets offered
> to people it shouldn't.
>

Agreed.

--
Darren Hart
VMware Open Source Technology Center

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