[PATCH] IPMI driver for Linux, version 4

From: Corey Minyard (minyard@acm.org)
Date: Tue Oct 08 2002 - 15:26:24 EST

I have put a new version of the IPMI driver on my home page
(http://home.attbi.com/~minyard) that fixes a bug. A previous
unannounce version is there (v3) that adds IPMB broadcast support and
fixes a bug. If you are using this driver, you want to update to the
newest version. These are only supplied as a patches against the
previous version since the patches are small and apply to all kernel
versions. If someone wants a full patch, I can do that, too.

I was toying with the idea of adding a socket interface to the IPMI
driver. This way, it would naturally handle separation of addressing
and data, and it wouldn't take up a character device. I think I could
map everything the driver does into standard network calls, and the IPMB
bus is sort of a network, anyway. Does anyone have any opinions on this?


PS - In case you don't know, IPMI is a standard for system management,
it provides ways to detect the managed devices in the system and sensors
attached to them. You can get more information at

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