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