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

Michal Privoznik mprivozn at redhat.com
Wed Jul 20 15:41:04 UTC 2011

On 20.07.2011 16:25, Eric Blake wrote:
> 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.
> https://www.redhat.com/archives/virt-tools-list/2011-July/msg00012.html
well, sysfs currently offer much less info than dmidecode. But it still 
might be worth of expanding it.


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