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[bug #56164] Module for retrieving SMBIOS information

From: Faidon Liambotis
Subject: [bug #56164] Module for retrieving SMBIOS information
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 16:38:35 -0400 (EDT)
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                 Summary: Module for retrieving SMBIOS information
                 Project: GNU GRUB
            Submitted by: paravoid
            Submitted on: Thu 18 Apr 2019 08:38:33 PM UTC
                Category: None
                Severity: Major
                Priority: 5 - Normal
              Item Group: Feature Request
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
             Assigned to: None
         Originator Name: 
        Originator Email: 
             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any
                 Release: Git master
         Reproducibility: None
         Planned Release: None



For many use cases, it's extremely useful to be able to extract information
out of SMBIOS. This is especially valueable in network boot situations, and a
feature pxelinux/syslinux, iPXE etc. support.

David Michael has gone through the trouble and actually wrote such a module,
and made it work both under both BIOS and EFI.

Apparently, he has also completed the FSF copyright assignment, and has tried
to push this upstream almost on a yearly basis since 2013(!):

A lot of different people have responded too, and claimed they're using them
in production, so I'd argue that they are quite well tested by now. The
diffstat looks like this:
 docs/grub.texi                       | 75
 grub-core/Makefile.core.def          | 15 +++++++++++++++
 grub-core/commands/efi/lsefisystab.c |  1 +
 grub-core/efiemu/i386/pc/cfgtables.c | 15 ++++-----------
 include/grub/efi/api.h               |  5 +++++
 5 files changed, 100 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)

It seems like the patches still apply to 2.04, but if a rebase is required,
either David or I can rebase and submit. Would it be possible to merge this?


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