Re: OpenIPMI in Lenny is mysterious to me.
On 09/22/10 03:04, Scott Ferguson wrote:
On 22/09/10 18:54, Dan Serban wrote:
# modprobe -a ipmi-si ipmi-devintf
which results with the following STDERR:
WARNING: Error inserting ipmi_devintf
Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)
Then, in dmesg I see this:
[1012115.045436] ipmi message handler version 39.2
[1012115.048311] IPMI System Interface driver.
[1012115.048315] ipmi_si: Trying SMBIOS-specified kcs state machine at
i/o address 0xca2, slave address 0x20, irq 0
[1012115.227703] ipmi: Found new BMC (man_id: 0x000157, prod_id:
0x003e, dev_id: 0x21)
[1012115.227703] IPMI kcs interface initialized
[1012115.235704] ipmi_devintf: Unknown symbol compat_alloc_user_space
# lsmod|grep ipmi returns:
ipmi_si 43628 0
ipmi_msghandler 38520 1 ipmi_si
If anyone has any experience with ipmi, I would certainly appreciate
No recent experience - and none configuring or installing it (IBM
in-house system) - so if that doesn't qualify, read no further.
Never, input is always appreciated.
It seems that from another reply, it's the kernel I run, though I have
tried inserting the modules in a different sequence seperately, I put
the example in as I did simply for brevity, as I'm sure you can tell, I
can get log winded. And again, same results.
My first thought would be to try load the modules separately:-
#dmesg | tail
etc.. for more clues
also try the same approach with the --show-depends or -f if you're game.
No, but I've muddled through the intel documentation, it's excessive for
a user. I do enjoy the IBM side of things, although a complete tangent
now, I wish I had gone with them on my last server hardware purchase.
I've RMA'd almost everything I've purchased from intel.
Have you been through the IBM documentation?
And yes, I've been through the BTS, nothing hits on the exact error or
anything similar. When I was talking about documentation, I was
referring to both man pages and examples, and not the spec. As one who
hasn't delved deep into ipmi, all I had to really go from was the
Documentation/ipmi.txt included with the kernel source which described
linux's implementation of the standard. Which, in turn did not suggest
anything close to my problem. As I understand it now, it doesn't need
to as the kernel itself (as packaged for lenny) is now broken, but at
the time that I wrote my OP, I was extremely lost as to what to look for.
I'm presuming you've been through the projects bug tracker
and support requests for clues (also see their forums)
By sparse documentation are you referring to the man or the projects
pdf? IBM have/had a lot of documentation - don't know how much is
available online (I don't have Red Book access here).