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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH] udev: Don't try to dump DMI on non-intel archs

On 07/19/2011 09:01 AM, Eric Blake wrote:
But do we also need to patch src/util/sysinfo.c, which makes callouts to
dmidecode(1)? That is, if libsmbios is arch-specific, then I imagine
that so is dmidecode, and do we gracefully handle dmidecode failures in
that case?

Oh, and while I'm thinking about it:

on x86 architectures with newer kernels, the kernel is starting to provide various SMBIOS information to user space via sysfs, without requiring the running of root-only dmidecode. We need to teach libvirt to try that method, so that qemu:///session can take advantage of copying host SMBIOS information to the guest.


Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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