Oh, and here are the current release notes for 0.5.0. They illustrate a lot of the changes I'm speaking of.
0.5.0 ----- For Users --------- o Added previously missing IPMI 2.0 (-D LAN_2_0) support into ipmi-chassis, ipmi-fru, ipmi-sensors, ipmi-sel, ipmi-raw, and ipmimonitoring. o Added more strict IPMI over LAN implementation into ipmi-chassis, ipmi-fru, ipmi-sensors, ipmi-sel, ipmi-raw, and ipmimonitoring. o OpenIPMI and KCS Inband drivers will timeout after a certain period of time, so tools will no longer hang if the BMC is non-functional. o Ported IPMI compliance workarounds from ipmipower, ipmiconsole, and ipmimonitoring into ipmi-chassis, ipmi-fru, ipmi-sensors, ipmi-sel, and ipmi-raw. o Updated all manpages with more instructions, information, examples, and trouble shooting tips. o Support --debug option under the non-debug builds. o Rewrote error messages to provide more accurate descriptions. o Removed CALLBACK and OEM privilege capabilities in most tools. o Removed the quiet and silent options from bmc-config. o Added openipmi driver to bmc-watchdog. o Added keypair command line support to pef-config. o Removed bmc-autoconfig tool. o Added more details comments and instructions to bmc-config checkout. o Converted ipmiconsole, ipmipower, and ipmimonitoring to use argp instead of getopt of consistency of usage output. o Re-word "ASUS 2.0" workaround into generic "IGNORE SOL PAYLOAD SIZE" workaround. o Support new "IGNORE SOL PORT" workaround. o Made many command line options, interactive prompt, and config file options consistent across FreeIPMI tools. Inconsistencies between dashes and underscores have been fixed in a number of places. Backwards compatability has been maintained when possible. Notable changes include: o --priv-level and --privilege options are now --privilege-level. o --auth-type options are now --authentication-type. o --reg-space or --register-space options are now --register-spacing. o --hostnames (plural) is now --hostname (not-plural). o --timeout is now --session-timeout. o --retry is now --retransmission. o All tools now use -W (--workarounds) to specify workarounds. o The "plain" authentication type is now the "straight_password_key" authentication type. o The short option -r for --register-spacing has been removed for consistency with other command line options. o Short options for most debugging options have been removed. o All -H and -h (help) options have been changed to -? for consistency in all tools. o All -v (version) options have been changed to -V for consistency with all tools. o The -T option and -I option in ipmipower have been flipped for consistency with other tools. o The -c option in ipmiconsole is now the -I option for consistency with other tools. o Short option -I changed to -D in bmc-watchdog for consistency with other tools. o The -i option in bmc-config is now the -c option. o The -k option in bmc-config and pef-config is now the -e option. o Various other minor bug fixes and enhancements. For Developers -------------- o Added IPMI 2.0 into UDM. o Added workaround support into UDM for IPMI 1.5 and IPMI 2.0. o Added IPMI 2.0 into the libipmimonitoring API. o Modified libipmiconsole API for use in Conman. o Added scalability fixes into libipmiconsole for Conman. o Fix various library variable names and macros for consistency. Notable changes. 1) ipmi_ver_minor and ipmi_ver_major in struct ipmi_locate_info have been renamed to ipmi_version_minor and ipmi_version_major. 2) reg_space/register_space have been renamed to register_spacing globally. 3) privilege has been replaced to privilege_level globally. 4) Various library error codes have been renamed for consistency for error codes in other libraries. For example OUTMEM has been changed to OUT_OF_MEMORY globally. 5) Various error codes and messages have been renamed/redone to give more useful information. For example, IPMI_ERR_PRIVILEGE is now IPMI_ERR_PRIVILEGE_LEVEL_CANNOT_BE_OBTAINED and the error message has been updated appropriately. o Various bug fixes and enhancements. Al On Fri, 2007-11-02 at 10:43 -0700, Al Chu wrote: > Hi everyone, > > I've put up alpha releases of FreeIPMI 0.5.0 here: > > ftp://ftp.zresearch.com/pub/freeipmi/0.5.0.alpha/ > > The FreeIPMI 0.5.X line has a number of new features, highlighted by > IPMI 2.0 being supported in all FreeIPMI tools. > > However, the largest change in 0.5.X is consistency between all tools in > their command line options, config files, manpages, IPMI implementation, > etc. In the beginning of FreeIPMI, many of the tools were developed > semi-independently outside of FreeIPMI, leading to a number of the tools > having different command line options, manpages, and behaviors once they > were all put together into FreeIPMI. > > I finally grunted it out and fixed most of this. This can lead to > backwards compatibility issues for those who may have scripted against > the tools. I have attempted to keep backwards compatibility as much as > possible, but could not in a number of situations. > > The IPMI over LAN implementations are more consistent across > tools/libraries as well. However, this could break compatibility for > some motherboards. It is possible that some tools that worked in > FreeIPMI 0.4.X could break under FreeIPMI 0.5.X because there were > vendor compliance problems that would be hit under one implementation > but not another. > > I'm hoping a number of people can try the 0.5.0 alpha releases to give > me some feedback on what issues you may hit with the changes. I can add > more vendor compliance workarounds and/or try to work in more backwards > compatibility given affects on users. > > Thanks, > Al > -- Albert Chu [EMAIL PROTECTED] 925-422-5311 Computer Scientist High Performance Systems Division Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory _______________________________________________ Freeipmi-devel mailing list Freeipmiemail@example.com http://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/freeipmi-devel