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authorCorey Minyard <minyard@acm.org>2006-09-30 23:27:56 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@g5.osdl.org>2006-10-01 00:39:23 -0700
commitc69c31270c35a6b8421a8e4ba81de1247ac6df95 (patch)
tree5f46902faa683f32a69adbe53c8ec3ca4ed19466 /Documentation/IPMI.txt
parent54f67f631dfc25ca7a8b19200e34013abc974337 (diff)
[PATCH] IPMI: per-channel command registration
This patch adds the ability to register for a command per-channel in the IPMI driver. If your BMC supports multiple channels, incoming messages can be useful to have the ability to register to receive commands on a specific channel instead the current behaviour of all channels. Signed-off-by: David Barksdale <amatus@ocgnet.org> Signed-off-by: Corey Minyard <minyard@acm.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
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@@ -326,9 +326,12 @@ for events, they will all receive all events that come in.
For receiving commands, you have to individually register commands you
want to receive. Call ipmi_register_for_cmd() and supply the netfn
-and command name for each command you want to receive. Only one user
-may be registered for each netfn/cmd, but different users may register
-for different commands.
+and command name for each command you want to receive. You also
+specify a bitmask of the channels you want to receive the command from
+(or use IPMI_CHAN_ALL for all channels if you don't care). Only one
+user may be registered for each netfn/cmd/channel, but different users
+may register for different commands, or the same command if the
+channel bitmasks do not overlap.
From userland, equivalent IOCTLs are provided to do these functions.