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Re: Access to DMI/SMBIOS data from GRUB

From: Andrey Borzenkov
Subject: Re: Access to DMI/SMBIOS data from GRUB
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2014 10:10:58 +0400

On Tue, Jul 8, 2014 at 6:09 AM, Michael Mohr
<address@hidden> wrote:
> Good evening;
> I'm looking for a way to read strings stored in a server's DMI tables from
> GRUB2.  In grub-core/loader/multiboot.c, there is a FIXME which states that
> SMBIOS tables are not supported.  However, in
> grub-core/commands/efi/loadbios.c's fake_bios_data, it seems that there may
> well be a way to access this data.  Is there code available somewhere which
> encapsulates the process of deserializing this data?  If so, how do I use
> it?  If not, how difficult would it be to implement?
> I'm looking at this as a solution to boot servers in a datacenter based on
> e.g. the system serial number as saved in DMI.

Check grub-devel archives, there was proposed patch to access SMBIOS

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