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SubjectRe: [RFC v1 4/4] ipmi_bmc: bt-aspeed: port driver to IPMI BMC framework
On 08/10/2017 04:31 AM, Jeremy Kerr wrote:
> Hi Brendan,
>> The driver was handling interaction with userspace on its own. This
>> patch changes it to use the functionality of the ipmi_bmc framework
>> instead.
>> Note that this removes the ability for the BMC to set SMS_ATN by making
>> an ioctl. If this functionality is required, it can be added back in
>> with a later patch.
> As Chris has mentioned, we do use this actively at the moment, so I'd
> prefer if we could not drop the support for SMS_ATN. However, using a
> different interface should be fine, if that helps.

The ioctl is part of the kernel user API now. We should keep it.



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