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[Bug 1578022] Re: dmidecode fails to output smibios 3.0 info


Hello Samantha, or anyone else affected,

Accepted dmidecode into xenial-proposed. The package will build now and
be available at
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/dmidecode/3.0-2ubuntu0.1 in a few
hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package.  See
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to
enable and use -proposed.  Your feedback will aid us getting this update
out to other Ubuntu users.

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bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to
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** Changed in: dmidecode (Ubuntu Xenial)
       Status: In Progress => Fix Committed

** Tags added: verification-needed

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  dmidecode fails to output smibios 3.0 info

Status in dmidecode package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in dmidecode source package in Xenial:
  Fix Committed
Status in dmidecode source package in Yakkety:
  Fix Released

Bug description:

  Ubuntu 16.04, dmidecode 3.0-2 can display smibios 2.8 but not smibios
  3.0. Rhel 7.2 can display smibios 3.0 on the same system without a

  Let read_file return the actual data size

  dmidecode: Use read_file() to read the DMI table from sysfs

  There's also a couple other SMBIOS 3.0 related fixes that is listed as
  recomended for 3.0 on http://dmidecode.nongnu.org/

  Fix 'No SMBIOS nor DMI entry point found' on SMBIOS3

  Use DWORD for Structure table maximum size in SMBIOS3

  Without the fix, dmidecode fails to display SMBIOS 3.0 tables. With
  the fix the headers can be decoded correctly.

  Could break existing dmi table decoding.  However, this has been tested on pre 3.0 and 3.0 SMBIOS tables, so the risk seems minimal as it works on a range of DMI table versions.

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