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Re: [dmidecode] [Patch v3] firmware: dmi-sysfs: add SMBIOS entry point a

From: Jean Delvare
Subject: Re: [dmidecode] [Patch v3] firmware: dmi-sysfs: add SMBIOS entry point area raw attribute
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:41:34 +0100

Replying to myself...

On Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:50:42 +0100, Jean Delvare wrote:
> Please also note that the recently released version 3.0.0 of the SMBIOS
> specification introduces a new entry point format, and the firmware is
> allowed to implement both the old and the new format. It may be
> desirable to expose both to user-space under different names.

Having read the kernel code meanwhile, I see we will call either
dmi_smbios3_present or dmi_present successfully, not both, so
presenting both entry points to user-space would be non-trivial. So I'm
fine with presenting only one entry point in sysfs for the time being.
We can always revisit later if it turns out that dmidecode really needs
both in some cases.

Jean Delvare
SUSE L3 Support

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