[SeaBIOS] [PATCH v2, Ping] SMBIOS: Upgrade Type17 to v2.3, add Type2

Gerd Hoffmann kraxel at redhat.com
Thu Feb 20 16:27:27 CET 2014

On Mi, 2014-02-19 at 15:40 -0500, Gabriel L. Somlo wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 10:59:34AM +0100, Gerd Hoffmann wrote:
> >   Hi,
> > 
> > > However, when I compare unmodified SMBIOS against what I get when
> > > supplying the patched binary table via command line, I get this:
> > 
> > As Laszlo already sayed: one table per file.
> So I gave up on that relatively quickly, as there's no easy and
> convenient way to "harvest" a binary of just one table type from
> a host that works the way I want it... :(

"dmidecode --type 2" ?

> Besides, I think smbios_maybe_add_str() looks wrong: It looks like
> it's trying to paste a string into a given type structure at the
> field offset, but I think the field should actually be an *index*
> into a concatenated set of zero-terminated strings tacked on to the
> end of the type struct (see load_str_field_* macros in
> seabios src/fw/smbios.c).
> What am I missing ?

smbios_maybe_add_str puts a string into the "transfer field to seabios"
list, and seabios generates the table using it.  When generating the
complete table in qemu it indeed doesn't fulfill the purpose ...


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