[SeaBIOS] [PATCH] SMBIOS: Add SMBIOS Type 6 Memory Module Information

Liran Alon liran.alon at oracle.com
Wed Nov 28 21:28:03 CET 2018

> On 28 Nov 2018, at 22:17, Laszlo Ersek <lersek at redhat.com> wrote:
> On 11/28/18 16:54, Liran Alon wrote:
>> From: Arbel Moshe <arbel.moshe at oracle.com>
>> Add support for obsolete SMBIOS Type 6 which describes the speed, type,
>> size and error status of each system memory module.
>> This is required by some guests to boot successfully.
>> Such an example is Cisco NGFW appliance which has a script which
>> runs every boot that parses this SMBIOS Type 6 information and if
>> it doesn't exists, it just fails to boot with an error of
>> "Unable to parse dmidecode. Restarting now!".
>> Reviewed-by: Liran Alon <liran.alon at oracle.com>
>> Reviewed-by: Ross Philipson <ross.philipson at oracle.com>
>> Signed-off-by: Arbel Moshe <arbel.moshe at oracle.com>
>> ---
>> src/fw/smbios.c  | 46 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> This file starts with the following two lines:
> // smbios table generation (on emulators)
> // DO NOT ADD NEW FEATURES HERE.  (See paravirt.c / biostables.c instead.)
> Please consider extending the SMBIOS generator in QEMU instead.
> Thanks
> Laszlo

I thought originally that QEMU SMBIOS generator is used only for non-legacy SMBIOS.
But seems like I was wrong and indeed can use SMBIOS_TABLE_ENTRY entry on QEMU_CFG_SMBIOS_ENTRIES.

Will need to submit patches to QEMU then… Thanks,

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