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[Bug 1578022] Re: dmidecode fails to output smibios 3.0 info
@Jeff, the backport to the much older 2.x version of smbios is just too
intrusive and risky for me to deem this worthwhile; this is more like
adding a feature to the older version 2 of the code, which is outside of
the remit of a SRU, so for Trusty, I'm not going to SRU this.
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dmidecode fails to output smibios 3.0 info
Status in dmidecode package in Ubuntu:
Status in dmidecode source package in Xenial:
Status in dmidecode source package in Yakkety:
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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