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RE: [Xen-devel] interest SMBIOS on domU's

To: "Andrew Ball" <anball@xxxxxxxxx>, <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [Xen-devel] interest SMBIOS on domU's
From: "Ian Pratt" <m+Ian.Pratt@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 16 May 2006 22:27:18 +0100
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Thread-topic: [Xen-devel] interest SMBIOS on domU's
> Is anyone else interested in SMBIOS tables for domU's?  
> (These are the things that dmidecode reads -- they're often 
> used by systems management software and occasionally used by drivers.)

Yep, certainly wouldn't hurt to have the domain builder drop down some
SMBIOS tables.

> I've been working on a patch for fully virtualized domU's for 
> some time now and am curious about who else might care about 
> it and what types they think make sense.
> A lot of the types make very little sense, like system 
> chassis, but the system information one that contains the 
> system UUID (universally unique identifier) is crucial for 
> supporting arbitrary OSes in HVM domU's for some systems 
> management software.  The idea is to correlate domU's with 
> dom0's by UUID's of the domU's.
> I'll try to send out the patches soon.  I hope they're not 
> too ugly to stomach -- it's been difficult for me to make 
> something like this elegant.
> Thanks for your help!
> Andrew
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