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Re: [Freeipmi-devel] Re: URGENT question

From: Al Chu
Subject: Re: [Freeipmi-devel] Re: URGENT question
Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2009 09:52:42 -0700

Hi Jan,

The /dev/bmc driver is primarily to do inband communication.  So the
option(s) that really matter are the --driver-type and --driver-device
options.  Although, the inband communication should probably find that
device and work by default.


On Fri, 2009-07-31 at 13:02 +0200, Jan Forch wrote:
> Hi Al,
> thanks for comments. I added bmc_intf.h file by using  
> CPPFLAGS="-I/my/bmc_intf_path/" example in README.sunbmc to build of our 
> project. Could you be more concrete about specific commands and its 
> options which were enabled by adding bmc_intf.h file -> So I can test 
> whether it realy works and functionality were enabled. Thanks,
>    Jan
> On 07/31/09 01:56, Al Chu wrote:
> > Hey Jan,
> >
> > The bmc_intf.h file is necessary for the Sun /dev/bmc driver.  I don't
> > include it in FreeIPMI b/c the licensing of OpenSolaris conflicts w/
> > FreeIPMI.  Anyone who wants to compile FreeIPMI to work w/ it just has
> > to make sure bmc_intf.h is in their include path so it can be found and
> > the sunbmc driver can get compiled.
> >
> > You can read about it in the README.sunbmc.
> >
> > Al
> >
> > On Thu, 2009-07-30 at 23:31 +0200, jf222792 wrote:
> >   
> >> Hi Al,
> >> please could I have a question regarding one file? In freeipmi porting 
> >> project which I inherited from my collegue is presented file:
> >> /usr/src/cmd/freeipmi/bmc_intf.h
> >> But I have no idea about its purpose. It should be some kind of BMC 
> >> driver. Do you have some more information about the file and its 
> >> purpose? Does it have to be somehow integrated into untared freeipmi 
> >> project before build or project works even without it and I can simply 
> >> remove that file from my porting project? Please let my know ASAP, thank 
> >> you
> >>    Jan Forch, Sun Microsystems
> >>     
Albert Chu
Computer Scientist
High Performance Systems Division
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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