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From: Jean Delvare <khali@linux-fr.org>
To: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Cc: sp@osb.hu
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2.4] dmi_ident made public
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2003 00:43:02 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20030425004302.058bcc40.khali@linux-fr.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1051209098.4005.4.camel@dhcp22.swansea.linux.org.uk>


> > Here is a simple patch for the 2.4 kernel series that makes
> > dmi_ident (as defined in arch/i386/kernel/dmi_scan.c) public.
> 
> The dmi scanner is __init, its gone after boot. The DMI tables on some
> platforms may also have gone. What you actually want I suspect is a
> way to register multiple DMI tables for boot time scanning to set
> further flags in the dmi properties post scan.

I never intended to call any function in dmi_scan from outside. I know
this stuff is __init, and what would be the point in rescanning the same
table again anyway? No, what I want is to make dmi_ident, which is the
array containing the results of the dmi scan, to be available to
everyone. Take a look at the previously sent patch, I think it's quite
straightforward.

I'm not sure I understand well what you mean with "register multible DMI
tables", so it's probably not what I want ;)

Let me know if I really missed something.

-- 
Jean Delvare
http://www.ensicaen.ismra.fr/~delvare/

  reply	other threads:[~2003-04-24 22:30 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2003-04-24 16:47 [PATCH 2.4] dmi_ident made public Jean Delvare
2003-04-24 18:31 ` Alan Cox
2003-04-24 22:43   ` Jean Delvare [this message]
2003-04-24 23:10 ` Greg KH
2003-04-25 10:15   ` Jean Delvare
2003-04-25 10:11     ` Alan Cox
2003-04-26 12:20       ` Jean Delvare

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