Re: [PATCH v2] platform/x86: dell-smbios-wmi: Disable userspace interface if missing hotfix

From: Darren Hart
Date: Fri Nov 17 2017 - 15:41:11 EST

On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 10:13:12PM -0600, Mario Limonciello wrote:
> The Dell SMBIOS WMI interface will fail for some more complex calls unless
> a WMI hotfix has been included. Most platforms have this fix available in
> a maintenance BIOS release. In the case the driver is loaded on a
> platform without this fix, disable the userspace interface.
> A hotfix indicator is present in the dell-wmi-descriptor that represents
> whether or not more complex calls will work properly.
> "Simple" calls such as those used by dell-laptop and dell-wmi will continue
> to work properly so dell-smbios-wmi should not be blocked from binding and
> being used as the dell-smbios dispatcher.
> Suggested-by: Girish Prakash <girish.prakash@xxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Mario Limonciello <mario.limonciello@xxxxxxxx>

Queued up, thanks Mario.
Darren Hart
VMware Open Source Technology Center