Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 168090
ipmi_poweroff driver update for Dell <8G servers
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:20 EST
ipmi_poweroff doesn't work on Dell servers earlier than 8G because they don't
set a particular "chassis support" bit in their Get Device ID command response,
even though they support the standard command to power off or powercycle the system.
Patch from Matt Domsch <Matt_Domsch@Dell.com> attached
Created attachment 118706 [details]
The patch is included upstream (in 2.6.14-rc1), and should apply cleanly to the
latest RHEL4 U3 kernel (2.6.9-17.EL)
Created attachment 120654 [details]
ipmi-33.9.patch (second patch provided by Dell)
The same deal applies to this ipmi driver patch for rhel4 (as in rhel3).
Matt Domsch@Dell tells me that the patch has been tested and verifed to work. We
can lean on them to do future testing as well. This patch is a combination of
the many smaller fixes that are required to fix the IPMI driver. It was included
upstream in Corey Minyard's IPMI driver.
It is important for Dell to get these fixes into U3.
Patch posted for inclusion in RHEL4 U3 11/16.
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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if the solution does not work for you.