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Re: [PATCH] Add a module for retrieving SMBIOS information

From: Prarit Bhargava
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Add a module for retrieving SMBIOS information
Date: Mon, 02 Feb 2015 14:26:22 -0500
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On 02/02/2015 12:09 PM, David Michael wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 2, 2015 at 6:20 AM, Prarit Bhargava <address@hidden> wrote:
>> On 02/01/2015 09:05 PM, David Michael wrote:
>>> * grub-core/commands/i386/smbios.c: New file.
>>> * grub-core/Makefile.core.def (smbios): New module.
>>> * docs/grub.texi (smbios): New node.
>>> (Command-line and menu entry commands): Add a menu entry for smbios.
>>> ---
>>> Hi,
>>> There was some interest on help-grub about supporting SMBIOS access
>>> upstream.
>> OOC, why?  Why would you need to do this?  I'm certainly not against doing 
>> this
>> but just wondering exactly why you want to do this.
> The thread on grub-help asked about booting particular kernel versions
> off a hot-pluggable drive based on the detected hardware, which this
> would allow.
> I originally wrote it to change what options are available based on
> whether a disk is being booted physically or virtually.  Since QEMU
> makes it easy to add SMBIOS entries on the command line, I've also
> been using it for random tweaks like showing a vga_text boot menu
> instead of gfxterm when running QEMU with "-display curses".

Ah interesting David -- and good job on getting the efi.smbios stuff in there
too as that's an easy thing to miss.  I'll take a closer look ...


> Thanks.
> David

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