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FreeIPMI 0.5.1 Released

Item posted by Albert Chu <chu11> on Sat 08 Dec 2007 03:38:39 AM UTC.

0.5.1
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For Users
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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 for 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
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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 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.

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