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

Eric Blake eblake at redhat.com
Wed Jul 20 14:25:49 UTC 2011

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

More information about the libvir-list mailing list