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authorDoug Warzecha <Douglas_Warzecha@dell.com>2005-09-06 15:17:15 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@g5.osdl.org>2005-09-07 16:57:27 -0700
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[PATCH] dcdbas: add Dell Systems Management Base Driver with sysfs support
This patch adds the Dell Systems Management Base Driver with sysfs support. This driver has been tested with Dell OpenManage. Signed-off-by: Doug Warzecha <Douglas_Warzecha@dell.com> Cc: Greg KH <greg@kroah.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
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+Overview
+
+The Dell Systems Management Base Driver provides a sysfs interface for
+systems management software such as Dell OpenManage to perform system
+management interrupts and host control actions (system power cycle or
+power off after OS shutdown) on certain Dell systems.
+
+Dell OpenManage requires this driver on the following Dell PowerEdge systems:
+300, 1300, 1400, 400SC, 500SC, 1500SC, 1550, 600SC, 1600SC, 650, 1655MC,
+700, and 750. Other Dell software such as the open source libsmbios project
+is expected to make use of this driver, and it may include the use of this
+driver on other Dell systems.
+
+The Dell libsmbios project aims towards providing access to as much BIOS
+information as possible. See http://linux.dell.com/libsmbios/main/ for
+more information about the libsmbios project.
+
+
+System Management Interrupt
+
+On some Dell systems, systems management software must access certain
+management information via a system management interrupt (SMI). The SMI data
+buffer must reside in 32-bit address space, and the physical address of the
+buffer is required for the SMI. The driver maintains the memory required for
+the SMI and provides a way for the application to generate the SMI.
+The driver creates the following sysfs entries for systems management
+software to perform these system management interrupts:
+
+/sys/devices/platform/dcdbas/smi_data
+/sys/devices/platform/dcdbas/smi_data_buf_phys_addr
+/sys/devices/platform/dcdbas/smi_data_buf_size
+/sys/devices/platform/dcdbas/smi_request
+
+Systems management software must perform the following steps to execute
+a SMI using this driver:
+
+1) Lock smi_data.
+2) Write system management command to smi_data.
+3) Write "1" to smi_request to generate a calling interface SMI or
+ "2" to generate a raw SMI.
+4) Read system management command response from smi_data.
+5) Unlock smi_data.
+
+
+Host Control Action
+
+Dell OpenManage supports a host control feature that allows the administrator
+to perform a power cycle or power off of the system after the OS has finished
+shutting down. On some Dell systems, this host control feature requires that
+a driver perform a SMI after the OS has finished shutting down.
+
+The driver creates the following sysfs entries for systems management software
+to schedule the driver to perform a power cycle or power off host control
+action after the system has finished shutting down:
+
+/sys/devices/platform/dcdbas/host_control_action
+/sys/devices/platform/dcdbas/host_control_smi_type
+/sys/devices/platform/dcdbas/host_control_on_shutdown
+
+Dell OpenManage performs the following steps to execute a power cycle or
+power off host control action using this driver:
+
+1) Write host control action to be performed to host_control_action.
+2) Write type of SMI that driver needs to perform to host_control_smi_type.
+3) Write "1" to host_control_on_shutdown to enable host control action.
+4) Initiate OS shutdown.
+ (Driver will perform host control SMI when it is notified that the OS
+ has finished shutting down.)
+
+
+Host Control SMI Type
+
+The following table shows the value to write to host_control_smi_type to
+perform a power cycle or power off host control action:
+
+PowerEdge System Host Control SMI Type
+---------------- ---------------------
+ 300 HC_SMITYPE_TYPE1
+ 1300 HC_SMITYPE_TYPE1
+ 1400 HC_SMITYPE_TYPE2
+ 500SC HC_SMITYPE_TYPE2
+ 1500SC HC_SMITYPE_TYPE2
+ 1550 HC_SMITYPE_TYPE2
+ 600SC HC_SMITYPE_TYPE2
+ 1600SC HC_SMITYPE_TYPE2
+ 650 HC_SMITYPE_TYPE2
+ 1655MC HC_SMITYPE_TYPE2
+ 700 HC_SMITYPE_TYPE3
+ 750 HC_SMITYPE_TYPE3
+
+

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