Bug 163830 - device smbios: missing documentation, no manpage
Summary: device smbios: missing documentation, no manpage
Status: Open
Alias: None
Product: Documentation
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Manual Pages (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: Normal Affects Only Me
Assignee: freebsd-bugs mailing list
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Reported: 2012-01-05 11:10 UTC by O. Hartmann
Modified: 2019-11-27 12:50 UTC (History)
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Description O. Hartmann 2012-01-05 11:10:08 UTC
Mssing a manpage entry for kernel option 

device smbios

which is explained to be a DMI/SMBIOS entry point in amd64/NOTES. No further informations available, not known whether this option is prerequisite for any readings of the DMI by userland software.
Comment 1 Garrett Cooper 2012-01-05 17:55:48 UTC
> which is explained to be a DMI/SMBIOS entry point in amd64/NOTES. No
> further information available, not known whether this option is a
> prerequisite for any readings of the DMI by userland software.

    In short, no. Many SMBIOS applications like dmidecode poke
directly at /dev/mem .
Thanks.
-Garrett
Comment 2 Eitan Adler freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2017-12-31 08:00:20 UTC
For bugs matching the following criteria:

Status: In Progress Changed: (is less than) 2014-06-01

Reset to default assignee and clear in-progress tags.

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Comment 3 Gordon Bergling 2019-11-27 12:50:55 UTC
A manpage for smbios(4) was submitted in PR240252

https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=240252