We were looking at the dmidecode output from qemu-kvm pre-seabios and current qemu-kvm and noticed some of the strings have changed.
The main problem with this is that certain OSes are quite sensitive to system changes and avoiding to change things unnecessarily would probably be a good thing.
I wanted to check with the lists if there are any strong feelings about this, and whether some of these changes were made for specific reasons?
Handle 0x0000, DMI type 0, 24 bytes BIOS Information - Vendor: QEMU - Version: QEMU + Vendor: Bochs + Version: Bochs Release Date: 01/01/2007 Address: 0xE8000 Runtime Size: 96 kB
Handle 0x0401, DMI type 4, 32 bytes Processor Information - Socket Designation: CPU 1 + Socket Designation: CPU01 Type: Central Processor Family: Other - Manufacturer: QEMU - ID: 63 06 00 00 FD FB 8B 07 + Manufacturer: Bochs + ID: 23 06 00 00 FD FB 8B 07 Version: Not Specified Voltage: Unknown External Clock: Unknown
I guess the Socket Designation in particular might have been done for a reason?
Otherwise, if there are no objections, I'll look at adding some patches to make it more backwards compatible.