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Developer blog: marco

Contributed by marco on from the ipmi-faking dept.

Alright more IPMI news. We are doing pretty good on well and moderately well behaving boxes that have IPMI. The thing I am still trying to resolve is getting some false positives resolved. For some reason there are some boxes out there that seem to have IPMI however when you start poking the registers nothing happens. For example check this box out:
OpenBSD 3.8-current (GENERIC) #15: Thu Jan 12 07:43:36 CST 2006
cpu0: Intel Pentium (P54C) ("GenuineIntel" 586-class) 84 MHz
cpu0: F00F bug workaround installed
real mem  = 24748032 (24168K)
avail mem = 14364672 (14028K)
using 327 buffers containing 1339392 bytes (1308K) of memory
mainbus0 (root)
bios0 at mainbus0: AT/286+(64) BIOS, date 05/22/96, BIOS32 rev. 0 @ 0xfb0b0
apm0 at bios0: Power Management spec V1.1
apm0: AC on, battery charge unknown, estimated 0:00 hours
apm0: flags 70101 dobusy 1 doidle 1
pcibios0 at bios0: rev 2.1 @ 0xf0000/0xb5c8
pcibios0: PCI BIOS has 5 Interrupt Routing table entries
pcibios0: PCI Interrupt Router at 000:07:0 ("Intel 82371FB ISA" rev 0x00)
pcibios0: PCI bus #0 is the last bus
bios0: ROM list: 0xc0000/0x8000
ipmi at mainbus0 not configured
This box is like what, 10 years old? It still even has the f00f bug for crying out loud!

So to weed these out please send me a note if you see this message on a box:
ipmi at mainbus0 not configured

(Comments are closed)

  1. By sthen ( on

    Just updated my net4801 and saw it (which might be easier to reproduce than the old Intel box I already mailed about!)...
    OpenBSD 3.8-current (GENERIC) #584: Sun Jan 15 17:49:24 MST 2006


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