Re: [GIT PULL] iBFT features for v2.6.36

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Mon Aug 02 2010 - 16:28:45 EST

On 08/02/2010 12:52 PM, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
>> Unfortunately, we're increasingly seeing a proliferation of this kind of
>> nonstandard ACPI tables, because it is difficult to add data to ACPI at
> Keep in mind that iBFT is now a standard (woot!)

Yes, but the discovery method is ad hoc, as opposed to the standard ACPI

>> runtime. gPXE creates an aBFT table for AoE and sBFT for SRP, and
>> memdisk uses mBFT for MEMDISK at the moment.
> Oh man, didn't know those existed at all.
>> It would be good to have some kind of common structure framework for these.
> I need to grok those tables some more to figure out what they all do.

More or less the same thing as iBFT, but for AoE, SRP, or in-memory disk.

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