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

On Mon, Dec 08, 2008 at 03:54:16PM -0500, Jared D. McNeill wrote:
> On Mon, 8 Dec 2008, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
>> Not on an embedded device where I don't want to ship a big honking GPL
>> executable but _do_ want to be able to see if any memory modules have
>> mysteriously changed or gone missing...
> You're not running GENERIC on that device are you?

No.  But it is just one example of a system where someone might not want
to install stuff from pkgsrc to get the same kind of system configuration
information that has traditionally been printed out by the kernel at boot
time, where available.  And for 8K of device driver size -- it seems like
we should include it.

Also, running dmidecode requires running the system in insecure mode.  That

Thor Lancelot Simon                               
    "Even experienced UNIX users occasionally enter rm *.* at the UNIX
     prompt only to realize too late that they have removed the wrong
     segment of the directory structure." - Microsoft WSS whitepaper

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