[PATCH] Check if BIOS password is present prior to issuing libsmbios commands
danny.kukawka at web.de
Thu Aug 28 02:10:15 PDT 2008
On Donnerstag, 28. August 2008, Richard Hughes wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-08-27 at 21:21 +0200, Danny Kukawka wrote:
> > 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  ,
> > >  which is present in the latest libsmbios release (2.0.3) . 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 .
> > > 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.
> I get:
> addon-dell-backlight.cpp: In function 'void check_bios_password()':
> addon-dell-backlight.cpp:100: error: 'getPasswordStatus' is not a member of
> 'smi' addon-dell-backlight.cpp:100: error: 'getPasswordStatus' is not a
> member of 'smi'
> checking for libsmbios >= 2.0.3... yes
> even though I have installed:
> Maybe the internal version numbers don't correlate with the package
Fixed in git:
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