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authorTomas Winkler <tomas.winkler@intel.com>2012-05-09 16:39:00 +0300
committerGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>2012-05-09 13:59:09 -0700
commit5a44988207ee16b96e5445b8e95ab9881ce310cc (patch)
treea248b08499d5a96e6f79b622e9bde3292d83809c /Documentation/misc-devices
parent4f3afe1d8c8e5dc41bb5820c01b4f3cfc2dc1205 (diff)
downloadkernel-5a44988207ee16b96e5445b8e95ab9881ce310cc.tar.gz
mei: move doc files Documentation/misc-devices/mei
1. move mei.txt, TODO, and the example code under Documentation/misc-devices/mei 2. update the TODO file Signed-off-by: Tomas Winkler <tomas.winkler@intel.com> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation/misc-devices')
-rw-r--r--Documentation/misc-devices/mei/Makefile8
-rw-r--r--Documentation/misc-devices/mei/TODO5
-rw-r--r--Documentation/misc-devices/mei/mei-amt-version.c481
-rw-r--r--Documentation/misc-devices/mei/mei.txt215
4 files changed, 709 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/misc-devices/mei/Makefile b/Documentation/misc-devices/mei/Makefile
new file mode 100644
index 000000000000..00e8c3e836ff
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/misc-devices/mei/Makefile
@@ -0,0 +1,8 @@
+# kbuild trick to avoid linker error. Can be omitted if a module is built.
+obj- := dummy.o
+
+# List of programs to build
+hostprogs-y := mei-amt-version
+HOSTCFLAGS_mei-amt-version.o += -I$(objtree)/usr/include
+# Tell kbuild to always build the programs
+always := $(hostprogs-y)
diff --git a/Documentation/misc-devices/mei/TODO b/Documentation/misc-devices/mei/TODO
new file mode 100644
index 000000000000..933b2999e19a
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/misc-devices/mei/TODO
@@ -0,0 +1,5 @@
+TODO:
+ - Cleanup and split the timer function
+Upon Unstaging:
+ - Documentation/ioctl/ioctl-number.txt
+ - Updated MAINTAINERS
diff --git a/Documentation/misc-devices/mei/mei-amt-version.c b/Documentation/misc-devices/mei/mei-amt-version.c
new file mode 100644
index 000000000000..01804f216312
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/misc-devices/mei/mei-amt-version.c
@@ -0,0 +1,481 @@
+/******************************************************************************
+ * Intel Management Engine Interface (Intel MEI) Linux driver
+ * Intel MEI Interface Header
+ *
+ * This file is provided under a dual BSD/GPLv2 license. When using or
+ * redistributing this file, you may do so under either license.
+ *
+ * GPL LICENSE SUMMARY
+ *
+ * Copyright(c) 2012 Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.
+ *
+ * This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
+ * it under the terms of version 2 of the GNU General Public License as
+ * published by the Free Software Foundation.
+ *
+ * This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
+ * WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
+ * MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU
+ * General Public License for more details.
+ *
+ * You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
+ * along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
+ * Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110,
+ * USA
+ *
+ * The full GNU General Public License is included in this distribution
+ * in the file called LICENSE.GPL.
+ *
+ * Contact Information:
+ * Intel Corporation.
+ * linux-mei@linux.intel.com
+ * http://www.intel.com
+ *
+ * BSD LICENSE
+ *
+ * Copyright(c) 2003 - 2012 Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.
+ * All rights reserved.
+ *
+ * Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
+ * modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions
+ * are met:
+ *
+ * * Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
+ * notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
+ * * Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
+ * notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in
+ * the documentation and/or other materials provided with the
+ * distribution.
+ * * Neither the name Intel Corporation nor the names of its
+ * contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived
+ * from this software without specific prior written permission.
+ *
+ * THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS
+ * "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
+ * LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR
+ * A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT
+ * OWNER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL,
+ * SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT
+ * LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE,
+ * DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY
+ * THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT
+ * (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE
+ * OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
+ *
+ *****************************************************************************/
+
+#include <stdio.h>
+#include <stdlib.h>
+#include <string.h>
+#include <fcntl.h>
+#include <sys/ioctl.h>
+#include <unistd.h>
+#include <errno.h>
+#include <stdint.h>
+#include <stdbool.h>
+#include <bits/wordsize.h>
+#include <linux/mei.h>
+
+/*****************************************************************************
+ * Intel Management Engine Interface
+ *****************************************************************************/
+
+#define mei_msg(_me, fmt, ARGS...) do { \
+ if (_me->verbose) \
+ fprintf(stderr, fmt, ##ARGS); \
+} while (0)
+
+#define mei_err(_me, fmt, ARGS...) do { \
+ fprintf(stderr, "Error: " fmt, ##ARGS); \
+} while (0)
+
+struct mei {
+ uuid_le guid;
+ bool initialized;
+ bool verbose;
+ unsigned int buf_size;
+ unsigned char prot_ver;
+ int fd;
+};
+
+static void mei_deinit(struct mei *cl)
+{
+ if (cl->fd != -1)
+ close(cl->fd);
+ cl->fd = -1;
+ cl->buf_size = 0;
+ cl->prot_ver = 0;
+ cl->initialized = false;
+}
+
+static bool mei_init(struct mei *me, const uuid_le *guid,
+ unsigned char req_protocol_version, bool verbose)
+{
+ int result;
+ struct mei_client *cl;
+ struct mei_connect_client_data data;
+
+ mei_deinit(me);
+
+ me->verbose = verbose;
+
+ me->fd = open("/dev/mei", O_RDWR);
+ if (me->fd == -1) {
+ mei_err(me, "Cannot establish a handle to the Intel MEI driver\n");
+ goto err;
+ }
+ memcpy(&me->guid, guid, sizeof(*guid));
+ memset(&data, 0, sizeof(data));
+ me->initialized = true;
+
+ memcpy(&data.in_client_uuid, &me->guid, sizeof(me->guid));
+ result = ioctl(me->fd, IOCTL_MEI_CONNECT_CLIENT, &data);
+ if (result) {
+ mei_err(me, "IOCTL_MEI_CONNECT_CLIENT receive message. err=%d\n", result);
+ goto err;
+ }
+ cl = &data.out_client_properties;
+ mei_msg(me, "max_message_length %d\n", cl->max_msg_length);
+ mei_msg(me, "protocol_version %d\n", cl->protocol_version);
+
+ if ((req_protocol_version > 0) &&
+ (cl->protocol_version != req_protocol_version)) {
+ mei_err(me, "Intel MEI protocol version not supported\n");
+ goto err;
+ }
+
+ me->buf_size = cl->max_msg_length;
+ me->prot_ver = cl->protocol_version;
+
+ return true;
+err:
+ mei_deinit(me);
+ return false;
+}
+
+static ssize_t mei_recv_msg(struct mei *me, unsigned char *buffer,
+ ssize_t len, unsigned long timeout)
+{
+ ssize_t rc;
+
+ mei_msg(me, "call read length = %zd\n", len);
+
+ rc = read(me->fd, buffer, len);
+ if (rc < 0) {
+ mei_err(me, "read failed with status %zd %s\n",
+ rc, strerror(errno));
+ mei_deinit(me);
+ } else {
+ mei_msg(me, "read succeeded with result %zd\n", rc);
+ }
+ return rc;
+}
+
+static ssize_t mei_send_msg(struct mei *me, const unsigned char *buffer,
+ ssize_t len, unsigned long timeout)
+{
+ struct timeval tv;
+ ssize_t written;
+ ssize_t rc;
+ fd_set set;
+
+ tv.tv_sec = timeout / 1000;
+ tv.tv_usec = (timeout % 1000) * 1000000;
+
+ mei_msg(me, "call write length = %zd\n", len);
+
+ written = write(me->fd, buffer, len);
+ if (written < 0) {
+ rc = -errno;
+ mei_err(me, "write failed with status %zd %s\n",
+ written, strerror(errno));
+ goto out;
+ }
+
+ FD_ZERO(&set);
+ FD_SET(me->fd, &set);
+ rc = select(me->fd + 1 , &set, NULL, NULL, &tv);
+ if (rc > 0 && FD_ISSET(me->fd, &set)) {
+ mei_msg(me, "write success\n");
+ } else if (rc == 0) {
+ mei_err(me, "write failed on timeout with status\n");
+ goto out;
+ } else { /* rc < 0 */
+ mei_err(me, "write failed on select with status %zd\n", rc);
+ goto out;
+ }
+
+ rc = written;
+out:
+ if (rc < 0)
+ mei_deinit(me);
+
+ return rc;
+}
+
+/***************************************************************************
+ * Intel Advanced Management Technolgy ME Client
+ ***************************************************************************/
+
+#define AMT_MAJOR_VERSION 1
+#define AMT_MINOR_VERSION 1
+
+#define AMT_STATUS_SUCCESS 0x0
+#define AMT_STATUS_INTERNAL_ERROR 0x1
+#define AMT_STATUS_NOT_READY 0x2
+#define AMT_STATUS_INVALID_AMT_MODE 0x3
+#define AMT_STATUS_INVALID_MESSAGE_LENGTH 0x4
+
+#define AMT_STATUS_HOST_IF_EMPTY_RESPONSE 0x4000
+#define AMT_STATUS_SDK_RESOURCES 0x1004
+
+
+#define AMT_BIOS_VERSION_LEN 65
+#define AMT_VERSIONS_NUMBER 50
+#define AMT_UNICODE_STRING_LEN 20
+
+struct amt_unicode_string {
+ uint16_t length;
+ char string[AMT_UNICODE_STRING_LEN];
+} __attribute__((packed));
+
+struct amt_version_type {
+ struct amt_unicode_string description;
+ struct amt_unicode_string version;
+} __attribute__((packed));
+
+struct amt_version {
+ uint8_t major;
+ uint8_t minor;
+} __attribute__((packed));
+
+struct amt_code_versions {
+ uint8_t bios[AMT_BIOS_VERSION_LEN];
+ uint32_t count;
+ struct amt_version_type versions[AMT_VERSIONS_NUMBER];
+} __attribute__((packed));
+
+/***************************************************************************
+ * Intel Advanced Management Technolgy Host Interface
+ ***************************************************************************/
+
+struct amt_host_if_msg_header {
+ struct amt_version version;
+ uint16_t _reserved;
+ uint32_t command;
+ uint32_t length;
+} __attribute__((packed));
+
+struct amt_host_if_resp_header {
+ struct amt_host_if_msg_header header;
+ uint32_t status;
+ unsigned char data[0];
+} __attribute__((packed));
+
+const uuid_le MEI_IAMTHIF = UUID_LE(0x12f80028, 0xb4b7, 0x4b2d, \
+ 0xac, 0xa8, 0x46, 0xe0, 0xff, 0x65, 0x81, 0x4c);
+
+#define AMT_HOST_IF_CODE_VERSIONS_REQUEST 0x0400001A
+#define AMT_HOST_IF_CODE_VERSIONS_RESPONSE 0x0480001A
+
+const struct amt_host_if_msg_header CODE_VERSION_REQ = {
+ .version = {AMT_MAJOR_VERSION, AMT_MINOR_VERSION},
+ ._reserved = 0,
+ .command = AMT_HOST_IF_CODE_VERSIONS_REQUEST,
+ .length = 0
+};
+
+
+struct amt_host_if {
+ struct mei mei_cl;
+ unsigned long send_timeout;
+ bool initialized;
+};
+
+
+static bool amt_host_if_init(struct amt_host_if *acmd,
+ unsigned long send_timeout, bool verbose)
+{
+ acmd->send_timeout = (send_timeout) ? send_timeout : 20000;
+ acmd->initialized = mei_init(&acmd->mei_cl, &MEI_IAMTHIF, 0, verbose);
+ return acmd->initialized;
+}
+
+static void amt_host_if_deinit(struct amt_host_if *acmd)
+{
+ mei_deinit(&acmd->mei_cl);
+ acmd->initialized = false;
+}
+
+static uint32_t amt_verify_code_versions(const struct amt_host_if_resp_header *resp)
+{
+ uint32_t status = AMT_STATUS_SUCCESS;
+ struct amt_code_versions *code_ver;
+ size_t code_ver_len;
+ uint32_t ver_type_cnt;
+ uint32_t len;
+ uint32_t i;
+
+ code_ver = (struct amt_code_versions *)resp->data;
+ /* length - sizeof(status) */
+ code_ver_len = resp->header.length - sizeof(uint32_t);
+ ver_type_cnt = code_ver_len -
+ sizeof(code_ver->bios) -
+ sizeof(code_ver->count);
+ if (code_ver->count != ver_type_cnt / sizeof(struct amt_version_type)) {
+ status = AMT_STATUS_INTERNAL_ERROR;
+ goto out;
+ }
+
+ for (i = 0; i < code_ver->count; i++) {
+ len = code_ver->versions[i].description.length;
+
+ if (len > AMT_UNICODE_STRING_LEN) {
+ status = AMT_STATUS_INTERNAL_ERROR;
+ goto out;
+ }
+
+ len = code_ver->versions[i].version.length;
+ if (code_ver->versions[i].version.string[len] != '\0' ||
+ len != strlen(code_ver->versions[i].version.string)) {
+ status = AMT_STATUS_INTERNAL_ERROR;
+ goto out;
+ }
+ }
+out:
+ return status;
+}
+
+static uint32_t amt_verify_response_header(uint32_t command,
+ const struct amt_host_if_msg_header *resp_hdr,
+ uint32_t response_size)
+{
+ if (response_size < sizeof(struct amt_host_if_resp_header)) {
+ return AMT_STATUS_INTERNAL_ERROR;
+ } else if (response_size != (resp_hdr->length +
+ sizeof(struct amt_host_if_msg_header))) {
+ return AMT_STATUS_INTERNAL_ERROR;
+ } else if (resp_hdr->command != command) {
+ return AMT_STATUS_INTERNAL_ERROR;
+ } else if (resp_hdr->_reserved != 0) {
+ return AMT_STATUS_INTERNAL_ERROR;
+ } else if (resp_hdr->version.major != AMT_MAJOR_VERSION ||
+ resp_hdr->version.minor < AMT_MINOR_VERSION) {
+ return AMT_STATUS_INTERNAL_ERROR;
+ }
+ return AMT_STATUS_SUCCESS;
+}
+
+static uint32_t amt_host_if_call(struct amt_host_if *acmd,
+ const unsigned char *command, ssize_t command_sz,
+ uint8_t **read_buf, uint32_t rcmd,
+ unsigned int expected_sz)
+{
+ uint32_t in_buf_sz;
+ uint32_t out_buf_sz;
+ ssize_t written;
+ uint32_t status;
+ struct amt_host_if_resp_header *msg_hdr;
+
+ in_buf_sz = acmd->mei_cl.buf_size;
+ *read_buf = (uint8_t *)malloc(sizeof(uint8_t) * in_buf_sz);
+ if (*read_buf == NULL)
+ return AMT_STATUS_SDK_RESOURCES;
+ memset(*read_buf, 0, in_buf_sz);
+ msg_hdr = (struct amt_host_if_resp_header *)*read_buf;
+
+ written = mei_send_msg(&acmd->mei_cl,
+ command, command_sz, acmd->send_timeout);
+ if (written != command_sz)
+ return AMT_STATUS_INTERNAL_ERROR;
+
+ out_buf_sz = mei_recv_msg(&acmd->mei_cl, *read_buf, in_buf_sz, 2000);
+ if (out_buf_sz <= 0)
+ return AMT_STATUS_HOST_IF_EMPTY_RESPONSE;
+
+ status = msg_hdr->status;
+ if (status != AMT_STATUS_SUCCESS)
+ return status;
+
+ status = amt_verify_response_header(rcmd,
+ &msg_hdr->header, out_buf_sz);
+ if (status != AMT_STATUS_SUCCESS)
+ return status;
+
+ if (expected_sz && expected_sz != out_buf_sz)
+ return AMT_STATUS_INTERNAL_ERROR;
+
+ return AMT_STATUS_SUCCESS;
+}
+
+
+static uint32_t amt_get_code_versions(struct amt_host_if *cmd,
+ struct amt_code_versions *versions)
+{
+ struct amt_host_if_resp_header *response = NULL;
+ uint32_t status;
+
+ status = amt_host_if_call(cmd,
+ (const unsigned char *)&CODE_VERSION_REQ,
+ sizeof(CODE_VERSION_REQ),
+ (uint8_t **)&response,
+ AMT_HOST_IF_CODE_VERSIONS_RESPONSE, 0);
+
+ if (status != AMT_STATUS_SUCCESS)
+ goto out;
+
+ status = amt_verify_code_versions(response);
+ if (status != AMT_STATUS_SUCCESS)
+ goto out;
+
+ memcpy(versions, response->data, sizeof(struct amt_code_versions));
+out:
+ if (response != NULL)
+ free(response);
+
+ return status;
+}
+
+/************************** end of amt_host_if_command ***********************/
+int main(int argc, char **argv)
+{
+ struct amt_code_versions ver;
+ struct amt_host_if acmd;
+ unsigned int i;
+ uint32_t status;
+ int ret;
+ bool verbose;
+
+ verbose = (argc > 1 && strcmp(argv[1], "-v") == 0);
+
+ if (!amt_host_if_init(&acmd, 5000, verbose)) {
+ ret = 1;
+ goto out;
+ }
+
+ status = amt_get_code_versions(&acmd, &ver);
+
+ amt_host_if_deinit(&acmd);
+
+ switch (status) {
+ case AMT_STATUS_HOST_IF_EMPTY_RESPONSE:
+ printf("Intel AMT: DISABLED\n");
+ ret = 0;
+ break;
+ case AMT_STATUS_SUCCESS:
+ printf("Intel AMT: ENABLED\n");
+ for (i = 0; i < ver.count; i++) {
+ printf("%s:\t%s\n", ver.versions[i].description.string,
+ ver.versions[i].version.string);
+ }
+ ret = 0;
+ break;
+ default:
+ printf("An error has occurred\n");
+ ret = 1;
+ break;
+ }
+
+out:
+ return ret;
+}
diff --git a/Documentation/misc-devices/mei/mei.txt b/Documentation/misc-devices/mei/mei.txt
new file mode 100644
index 000000000000..2785697da59d
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/misc-devices/mei/mei.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,215 @@
+Intel(R) Management Engine Interface (Intel(R) MEI)
+=======================
+
+Introduction
+=======================
+
+The Intel Management Engine (Intel ME) is an isolated and protected computing
+resource (Co-processor) residing inside certain Intel chipsets. The Intel ME
+provides support for computer/IT management features. The feature set
+depends on the Intel chipset SKU.
+
+The Intel Management Engine Interface (Intel MEI, previously known as HECI)
+is the interface between the Host and Intel ME. This interface is exposed
+to the host as a PCI device. The Intel MEI Driver is in charge of the
+communication channel between a host application and the Intel ME feature.
+
+Each Intel ME feature (Intel ME Client) is addressed by a GUID/UUID and
+each client has its own protocol. The protocol is message-based with a
+header and payload up to 512 bytes.
+
+Prominent usage of the Intel ME Interface is to communicate with Intel(R)
+Active Management Technology (Intel AMT)implemented in firmware running on
+the Intel ME.
+
+Intel AMT provides the ability to manage a host remotely out-of-band (OOB)
+even when the operating system running on the host processor has crashed or
+is in a sleep state.
+
+Some examples of Intel AMT usage are:
+ - Monitoring hardware state and platform components
+ - Remote power off/on (useful for green computing or overnight IT
+ maintenance)
+ - OS updates
+ - Storage of useful platform information such as software assets
+ - Built-in hardware KVM
+ - Selective network isolation of Ethernet and IP protocol flows based
+ on policies set by a remote management console
+ - IDE device redirection from remote management console
+
+Intel AMT (OOB) communication is based on SOAP (deprecated
+starting with Release 6.0) over HTTP/S or WS-Management protocol over
+HTTP/S that are received from a remote management console application.
+
+For more information about Intel AMT:
+http://software.intel.com/sites/manageability/AMT_Implementation_and_Reference_Guide
+
+Intel MEI Driver
+=======================
+
+The driver exposes a misc device called /dev/mei.
+
+An application maintains communication with an Intel ME feature while
+/dev/mei is open. The binding to a specific features is performed by calling
+MEI_CONNECT_CLIENT_IOCTL, which passes the desired UUID.
+The number of instances of an Intel ME feature that can be opened
+at the same time depends on the Intel ME feature, but most of the
+features allow only a single instance.
+
+The Intel AMT Host Interface (Intel AMTHI) feature supports multiple
+simultaneous user applications. Therefore, the Intel MEI driver handles
+this internally by maintaining request queues for the applications.
+
+The driver is oblivious to data that is passed between firmware feature
+and host application.
+
+Because some of the Intel ME features can change the system
+configuration, the driver by default allows only a privileged
+user to access it.
+
+A code snippet for an application communicating with
+Intel AMTHI client:
+ struct mei_connect_client_data data;
+ fd = open(MEI_DEVICE);
+
+ data.d.in_client_uuid = AMTHI_UUID;
+
+ ioctl(fd, IOCTL_MEI_CONNECT_CLIENT, &data);
+
+ printf("Ver=%d, MaxLen=%ld\n",
+ data.d.in_client_uuid.protocol_version,
+ data.d.in_client_uuid.max_msg_length);
+
+ [...]
+
+ write(fd, amthi_req_data, amthi_req_data_len);
+
+ [...]
+
+ read(fd, &amthi_res_data, amthi_res_data_len);
+
+ [...]
+ close(fd);
+
+IOCTL:
+======
+The Intel MEI Driver supports the following IOCTL command:
+ IOCTL_MEI_CONNECT_CLIENT Connect to firmware Feature (client).
+
+ usage:
+ struct mei_connect_client_data clientData;
+ ioctl(fd, IOCTL_MEI_CONNECT_CLIENT, &clientData);
+
+ inputs:
+ mei_connect_client_data struct contain the following
+ input field:
+
+ in_client_uuid - UUID of the FW Feature that needs
+ to connect to.
+ outputs:
+ out_client_properties - Client Properties: MTU and Protocol Version.
+
+ error returns:
+ EINVAL Wrong IOCTL Number
+ ENODEV Device or Connection is not initialized or ready.
+ (e.g. Wrong UUID)
+ ENOMEM Unable to allocate memory to client internal data.
+ EFAULT Fatal Error (e.g. Unable to access user input data)
+ EBUSY Connection Already Open
+
+ Notes:
+ max_msg_length (MTU) in client properties describes the maximum
+ data that can be sent or received. (e.g. if MTU=2K, can send
+ requests up to bytes 2k and received responses upto 2k bytes).
+
+Intel ME Applications:
+==============
+
+1) Intel Local Management Service (Intel LMS)
+
+ Applications running locally on the platform communicate with Intel AMT Release
+ 2.0 and later releases in the same way that network applications do via SOAP
+ over HTTP (deprecated starting with Release 6.0) or with WS-Management over
+ SOAP over HTTP. This means that some Intel AMT features can be accessed from a
+ local application using the same network interface as a remote application
+ communicating with Intel AMT over the network.
+
+ When a local application sends a message addressed to the local Intel AMT host
+ name, the Intel LMS, which listens for traffic directed to the host name,
+ intercepts the message and routes it to the Intel MEI.
+ For more information:
+ http://software.intel.com/sites/manageability/AMT_Implementation_and_Reference_Guide
+ Under "About Intel AMT" => "Local Access"
+
+ For downloading Intel LMS:
+ http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/download-the-latest-intel-amt-open-source-drivers/
+
+ The Intel LMS opens a connection using the Intel MEI driver to the Intel LMS
+ firmware feature using a defined UUID and then communicates with the feature
+ using a protocol called Intel AMT Port Forwarding Protocol(Intel APF protocol).
+ The protocol is used to maintain multiple sessions with Intel AMT from a
+ single application.
+
+ See the protocol specification in the Intel AMT Software Development Kit(SDK)
+ http://software.intel.com/sites/manageability/AMT_Implementation_and_Reference_Guide
+ Under "SDK Resources" => "Intel(R) vPro(TM) Gateway(MPS)"
+ => "Information for Intel(R) vPro(TM) Gateway Developers"
+ => "Description of the Intel AMT Port Forwarding (APF)Protocol"
+
+ 2) Intel AMT Remote configuration using a Local Agent
+ A Local Agent enables IT personnel to configure Intel AMT out-of-the-box
+ without requiring installing additional data to enable setup. The remote
+ configuration process may involve an ISV-developed remote configuration
+ agent that runs on the host.
+ For more information:
+ http://software.intel.com/sites/manageability/AMT_Implementation_and_Reference_Guide
+ Under "Setup and Configuration of Intel AMT" =>
+ "SDK Tools Supporting Setup and Configuration" =>
+ "Using the Local Agent Sample"
+
+ An open source Intel AMT configuration utility, implementing a local agent
+ that accesses the Intel MEI driver, can be found here:
+ http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/download-the-latest-intel-amt-open-source-drivers/
+
+
+Intel AMT OS Health Watchdog:
+=============================
+The Intel AMT Watchdog is an OS Health (Hang/Crash) watchdog.
+Whenever the OS hangs or crashes, Intel AMT will send an event
+to any subscriber to this event. This mechanism means that
+IT knows when a platform crashes even when there is a hard failure on the host.
+
+The Intel AMT Watchdog is composed of two parts:
+ 1) Firmware feature - receives the heartbeats
+ and sends an event when the heartbeats stop.
+ 2) Intel MEI driver - connects to the watchdog feature, configures the
+ watchdog and sends the heartbeats.
+
+The Intel MEI driver uses the kernel watchdog to configure the Intel AMT
+Watchdog and to send heartbeats to it. The default timeout of the
+watchdog is 120 seconds.
+
+If the Intel AMT Watchdog feature does not exist (i.e. the connection failed),
+the Intel MEI driver will disable the sending of heartbeats.
+
+Supported Chipsets:
+==================
+7 Series Chipset Family
+6 Series Chipset Family
+5 Series Chipset Family
+4 Series Chipset Family
+Mobile 4 Series Chipset Family
+ICH9
+82946GZ/GL
+82G35 Express
+82Q963/Q965
+82P965/G965
+Mobile PM965/GM965
+Mobile GME965/GLE960
+82Q35 Express
+82G33/G31/P35/P31 Express
+82Q33 Express
+82X38/X48 Express
+
+---
+linux-mei@linux.intel.com