DRAC 4/p question

Michael E Brown Michael_E_Brown at dell.com
Mon Mar 26 15:52:14 CST 2007

On Mon, Mar 26, 2007 at 05:34:19PM -0400, Brian A. Seklecki wrote:
> Since we're having this conversation...:
> Does the racadm util in Linux actually talk to a kernel-registered
> device using an open API, or does it just arbitrarily poke undocumented
> memory addresses in /dev/mem or /dev/kmem?
> E.g., is there a remote chance that it's portable in design or would it
> need to be reverse engineered?

Racadm uses openipmi. Feel free to instrument the openipmi driver and sniff the
traffic to reverse engineer it. (If you break it, though, you get to keep both


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