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

On Mon, 8 Dec 2008, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
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

Ah, but there is already a DMI decoder in the kernel, we can expose the sysctls you want without having to have a potentially dangerous i2c driver in the GENERIC kernel.


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