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Re: [dmidecode] [PATCH] dmidecode: Add option to filter output based upo

From: Jean Delvare
Subject: Re: [dmidecode] [PATCH] dmidecode: Add option to filter output based upon handle
Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2018 09:59:44 +0200

On Fri, 29 Jun 2018 20:10:38 +0000, Elliott, Robert (Persistent Memory) wrote:
> > > The use of plural ("entries") is confusing because each handle number
> > > must be unique according to the SMBIOS specification.  
> > 
> > OK. Wasn't sure handles were unique.  The code works either way.
> > 
> > I'll change to the singular form here and the other locations.  
> That'll be true for well-behaved system firmware, and it is reasonable
> for the help messages to be worded based on that understanding.
> If system firmware messes that up, though (hopefully only in pre-production
> code), it's helpful for dmidecode to print all of the matching structures.


Last year, as part of a SUSE Hackweek, I looked into extending
dmidecode to have an SMBIOS standard conformance checking mode [1].
This is still only a prototype and it did not cover the full list of
constraints, so I never published my work, but if there is an interest
in this, I could spend some time polishing the patch set and post it.
The code does not check for handle uniqueness yet, but that would be
easy to implement.


Jean Delvare
SUSE L3 Support

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