svn commit: r253708 - head/sys/dev/ipmi

John Baldwin jhb at
Mon Jul 29 19:14:37 UTC 2013

On Saturday, July 27, 2013 12:32:34 pm Sean Bruno wrote:
> Author: sbruno
> Date: Sat Jul 27 16:32:34 2013
> New Revision: 253708
> URL:
> Log:
>   At some point after stable/7 the ACPI and ISA interfaces to the IPMI controller
>   no longer have the parent in the device tree.  This causes the identify
>   function in ipmi_isa.c to attempt to probe and poke at the ISA IPMI interface

They never had a common parent, even in 6.x and 7.x.

>   Move the check for ipmi_attached out of the ipmi_isa_attach function and into
>   the ipmi_isa_identify function.  Remove the check of the device tree for
>   ipmi devices attached.
>   This probing appears to make Broadcom management firmware on Dell machines
>   crash and emit NMI EISA warnings at various times requiring power cycles
>   of the machines to restore.

This makes no sense.  All you are doing is skipping ipmi_smbios_identify()
which just looks at the SMBIOS table in RAM.  It doesn't try to probe the
BMC at all (no register accesses, etc.).  If just reading a table in memory
causes side effects, then running dmidecode in userland should be hosing your
machines as well.

John Baldwin

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