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Misc strange devices

Misc devices

  • Option: IBM_ASM
    • Kernel Versions: ...
    • (on/off/module) Device driver for IBM RSA service processor
    • depends on X86 && PCI && EXPERIMENTAL
      This option enables device driver support for in-band access to the IBM RSA (Condor) service processor in eServer xSeries systems. The ibmasm device driver allows user space application to access ASM (Advanced Systems Management) functions on the service processor. The driver is meant to be used in conjunction with a user space API. The ibmasm driver also enables the OS to use the UART on the service processor board as a regular serial port. To make use of this feature serial driver support (CONFIG_SERIAL_8250) must be enabled. WARNING: This software may not be supported or function correctly on your IBM server. Please consult the IBM ServerProven website <> for information on the specific driver level and support statement for your IBM server.
    • If unsure, say N.

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