[PATCH] Check if BIOS password is present prior to issuing libsmbios commands

Danny Kukawka danny.kukawka at web.de
Wed Aug 27 12:21:28 PDT 2008

On Mittwoch, 27. August 2008, Mario Limonciello wrote:
> Hello:
> I was made aware of a bug that was present in HAL causing users to get
> frequent lockups from their systems when a BIOS password was set.  In
> order to work around the issue, I added two patches to libsmbios [1] ,
> [2] which is present in the latest libsmbios release (2.0.3) [3].  I
> also produced a patch for HAL that uses this added libsmbios support.
> These have both been included in both Ubuntu 8.04 and Ubuntu 8.10 [4].
> I would like to see them included upstream so that other distributions
> can benefit.

Thanks, commited to git. 

I updated configure to check for libsmbios >= v2.0.3 and ifdef'd  the code for 
the case that the needed version isn't installed to allow using also the old 
library versions.


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