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From: "Garrett, Mike (HPE Server Firmware)" <>
To: Artem Senichev <>,
	OpenBMC Maillist <>
Cc: "Pedrana, Nick" <>
Subject: Leveraging and extending smbios-mdr
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2021 15:47:04 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <DF4PR8401MB0634147E668CC84648DC883A8FE99@DF4PR8401MB0634.NAMPRD84.PROD.OUTLOOK.COM> (raw)

Hello Artem and all,

We are integrating smbios-mdr into our build.  Our SMBIOS info is downloaded and built as a file in the filesystem using proprietary means (our CHIF - channel interface).  Our hope is that we can simply point the smbios-mdr service at it and light up new information about the platform in dbus, Redfish, and the GUI.

However, I can't find much in the way of documentation about smbios-mdr.  I'm especially interested in how to extend the functionality past just CPUs and DIMMs into things like OEM records supplied by the BIOS.  Seems like the possibilities are:

1. Smbios-mdr has a generic dbus API and we write an independent service to query it for this info and publish to dbus
2. We create a generic extension mechanism for smbios-mdr for vendors to add OEM support and push to dbus directly from smbios-mdr (like w/ CPUs/DIMMs)
3. We fork smbios-mdr and extend it (not preferred).

I'd like to hear how best to leverage this recipe.



             reply	other threads:[~2021-07-27 16:14 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-27 15:47 Garrett, Mike (HPE Server Firmware) [this message]
2021-07-29  7:49 ` Leveraging and extending smbios-mdr Artem Senichev
2021-08-17 21:29   ` Garrett, Mike (HPE Server Firmware)
2021-08-18  6:33     ` Andrei Kartashev

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