[LinuxBIOS] SMBIOS tables or alternate.

Steve Isaacs yasteve at gmail.com
Wed Dec 19 21:04:14 CET 2007

On Wed, 2007-12-19 at 07:44 -0800, Steve Isaacs wrote: 
> On Wed, 2007-12-19 at 11:17 +0100, Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
> > On 19.12.2007 01:35, Marc Jones wrote:
> > > Steve Isaacs wrote:
> > >   
> The requirement I'm struggling with is for our Linux based applications
> to be able to identify the hardware and firmware (part numbers and
> revision numbers) it is running on for support and update reasons. The
> applications I'm referring to will be running on LinuxBIOS and
> commercial BIOS machines with custom hardware. A consistent means of
> identifying either is needed. SMBIOS (System Management BIOS
> http://www.dmtf.org/standards/smbios/) can be used for this purpose.
A followup: I'm going to use an alternative approach -- the needed
information is already there or can be easily embedded just use a
different mechanism to access it. SMBIOS just complicates things.


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