[Novalug] Accessing BIOS
Bryan J. Smith
b.j.smith at ieee.org
Thu Jan 14 16:17:49 EST 2010
I couldn't get past these first two statements.
Just reminds me why I need to ignore the responses on-list,
and work with people off-list.
It was my stupid mistake to try to explain how the PC firmware is
continually being append with additional support for new ICs,
3rd party firmware, standard and vendor interfaces, etc...
It's called "open" for a reason. Because not everyone does the
same thing. Hence why there are different names for things that
are not always in every system, or even different implementations.
E.g., if you want some fun, get me started on APIC. ;)
DMI has _nothing_ to do with the BIOS/boot/whatever, not remotely.
I tried to use PXE as another example of the same detail.
I've tried to stress this (let alone shed the Linux context) to no avail.
I'm honestly done. I'll join the quiet minority that knows what I'm
trying to convey.
----- Original Message ----
From: James Ewing Cottrell 3rd <JECottrell3 at comcast.net>
No, it doesn't. But the Linux people *did* propagate the non-intuitive name.
I think the appropriate response here is to chuckle and simply say,
"Yeah, it's a BIOS thing, kinda hard to find it under the DMI name".
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