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Re: Include spdmem(4) in GENERIC amd64 & i386 kernels?

On Fri, Nov 07, 2008 at 09:30:08AM -0800, Paul Goyette wrote:
> I've had a couple people suggest that maybe we ought to include the  
> spdmem(4) in GENERIC kernels, at least for amd64 and i386.  (It's  
> already included in macppc, IIRC.)
> The driver doesn't do much, and other than providing EEPROM data via a
> sysctl(8) variable, it does nothing once the machine is booted.

It lets you see how many memory sockets are filled.  That's a big deal
if you are trying to plan upgrades for a remote server.

Can it probe empty sockets, by the way?  I assume not.


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