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Howto configure the Linux kernel / drivers / char / ipmi


IPMI device configuration

IPMIEdit

  • Option: IPMI_HANDLER
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ... tristate 'IPMI top-level message handler' help This enables the central IPMI message handler, required for IPMIto work.
      IPMI is a standard for managing sensors (temperature, voltage, etc.) in a system.
      See <file:Documentation/IPMI.txt> for more details on the driver.

unsure, say N.


  • Option: IPMI_PANIC_EVENT
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ... bool 'Generate a panic event to all BMCs on a panic' depends on IPMI_HANDLER help When a panic occurs, this will cause the IPMI message handler togenerate an IPMI event describing the panic to each interfaceregistered with the message handler.


  • Option: IPMI_PANIC_STRING
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off) 'Generate OEM events containing the panic string'
    • depends on IPMI_PANIC_EVENT
      When a panic occurs, this will cause the IPMI message handler to generate IPMI OEM type f0 events holding the IPMB address of the panic generator (byte 4 of the event), a sequence number for the string (byte 5 of the event) and part of the string (the rest of the event). Bytes 1, 2, and 3 are the normal usage for an OEM event. You can fetch these events and use the sequence numbers to piece the string together.


  • Option: IPMI_DEVICE_INTERFACE
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ... tristate 'Device interface for IPMI' depends on IPMI_HANDLER help This provides an IOCTL interface to the IPMI message handler souserland processes may use IPMI. It supports poll() and select().


  • Option: IPMI_SI
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ... tristate 'IPMI System Interface handler' depends on IPMI_HANDLER help Provides a driver for System Interfaces (KCS, SMIC, BT).Currently, only KCS and SMIC are supported. Ifyou are using IPMI, you should probably say "y" here.


  • Option: IPMI_WATCHDOG
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ... tristate 'IPMI Watchdog Timer' depends on IPMI_HANDLER help This enables the IPMI watchdog timer.


  • Option: IPMI_POWEROFF
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ... tristate 'IPMI Poweroff' depends on IPMI_HANDLER help This enables a function to power off the system with IPMI if the IPMI management controller is capable of this.



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