[lm-sensors] [PATCH 09/12] ibmpex: Automatically load on IBM systems via DMI

Darrick J. Wong djwong at us.ibm.com
Wed Oct 8 20:09:53 CEST 2008


[dropping linux-scsi from cc]

On Wed, Oct 08, 2008 at 02:01:58PM +0200, Jean Delvare wrote:
> Is there no way to have an alias at the IPMI level? That is, alias on
> the device itself rather than the systems it is in? This would avoid the
> foreseeable requirement to add entries every time new machines are
> released.

I'm not sure how one would construct this--the only way to find out if
there's a PEX/AEM device is to send raw IPMI commands and see if we get
back the correct set of bytes.  Otherwise, the BMC answering IPMI
requests looks exactly the same as a non-AEM/PEX BMC. 

> But if there is no such way then I am fine applying this patch (except
> that I'd sort the entries). I also suspect that the last "*" should
> actually be ":*"?

Nope.  The pn string actually contains extended model number data:

IBMSystemx3650-[7979AC1]-
                ^^^^----- There can be several MNs, which change across
                          speed bump/warranty options.
                    ^^^-- This depends on the option package you specify
                          when you buy the machine.

So I stop looking at the family number (3650).  I suppose it would be
wise to include the dash just in case we ever go to 5 digit family
numbers ("x35351").

--D




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