Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 433731
If dmidecode package is installed on an ia64 server, INFO test fails
Last modified: 2010-10-22 18:40:24 EDT
Description of problem: I inadvertently had the dmidecode package installed on a
domU -- and it was causing the info test to run "dmidecode", and that caused the
test to fail because I got the following errors from dmidecode (expected on an
/sys/firmware/efi/systab: SMBIOS entry point missing
# dmidecode 2.7
... if I remove the dmidecode package, it passes -- so there probably needs to
be a check around the part that executes dmicode that also tests to see if
dmidecode is really _supported_ on the current architecture. It's NOT on ia64
as far as I can tell.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: 100%
Additional info: I'll attach an RPM of HTS results whereby the first INFO test
fails (while all the other cert tests pass) and then second run with the
dmidecode package removed and it passes -- you can check the sosreport output to
validate this difference.
NOTE: the attached package IS NOT a formal certification submittal - it is
provided to demonstrate the defect ONLY.
Created attachment 295476 [details]
Cert-results package (NOT A FORMAL SUBMITTAL)
Fixed in R4.
HTS calls dmidecode to provide hardware information for submission. If
dmidecode returns an error, it is not an indicator of hardware incompatibility.
*** Bug 415151 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 444883 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I confirmed that INFO test passed in the full virtualized guest if dmidecode is
(I used hts-5.2-13)
Thank you for fix bug.
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