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

Jean Delvare khali at linux-fr.org
Thu Oct 9 13:47:02 CEST 2008


On Wed, 8 Oct 2008 11:09:53 -0700, Darrick J. Wong wrote:
> [dropping linux-scsi from cc]

Yeah, someday you'll have to tell me why you included it in the first
place ;)

> 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. 

OK.

> > 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").

OK, I'll add the dash then. What about this one:

"dmi:bvnIBM:*:pnIBM3850M2/x3950M2*"

Should I add a trailing dash as well?

-- 
Jean Delvare




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