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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/3] ipmi: Cleanups for allowing IPMI support to always be "y"
On Sunday, February 23, 2014 08:23:33 PM wrote:
> Three patches to remove issues with probing interface default, to make
> sure the driver is completely idle if nothing is happening on it, and to
> compile the IPMI driver into the kernel if ACPI is enabled.
> The ACPI spec really requires that the IPMI driver be built into the
> kernel because ACPI uses IPMI for some operations. But some people
> do not want the driver even using the mimimal amount of CPU it uses
> when idle. And the default probing, even though sort of implied to
> be required by the spec, is really a bad idea and can result in hangs
> on systems with other hardware at those location.
> Hopefully these patches make everyone happy.

No objections from my side.

I'll drop the Matthew's patch ([3/3] in this series) from my tree, then, so
please carry it along will any followups if needed.


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