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SubjectRe: [PATCH] ipmi:pci: Blacklist a Realtek "IPMI" device
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On 03/13/2018 02:27 AM, Daniel Drake wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On Mon, Feb 26, 2018 at 10:50 AM, <minyard@acm.org> wrote:
>> From: Corey Minyard <cminyard@mvista.com>
>>
>> Realtek has some sort of "Virtual" IPMI device on the PCI bus as a
>> KCS controller, but whatever it is, it's not one. Ignore it if seen.
>>
>> Reported-by: Chris Chiu <chiu@endlessm.com>
>> Signed-off-by: Corey Minyard <cminyard@mvista.com>
>> ---
>>
>> I haven't heard anything from you on this. Here is a patch that should
>> blacklist that device, though I don't have a way to easily test it.
>> If you would prefer this, could you test it?
> Sorry for the slow response, and thanks for the patch!
>
> We have tested it here and it seems to be working fine now - the IPMI
> stuff no longer initializes system interfaces, and hence doesn't get
> in the way when going into suspend or reboot later.

Ok, thanks, I will add it with a "Tested-by" from you, if that is ok.

-corey

>
> This is a consumer desktop platform, so if some kind of IPMI
> functionality is really present in the hardware then it is not really
> going to be relevant for the ordinary user. So it should be fine to
> just ignore the hardware as you have done.
>
> Thanks
> Daniel


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