[ipxe-devel] uuid mangling patch

Andrew Bobulsky rulerof at gmail.com
Tue Mar 19 13:49:16 UTC 2013

On Mar 19, 2013, at 9:26 AM, "Robin Smidsrød" <robin at smidsrod.no> wrote:

> On 19.03.2013 13:29, Michael Brown wrote:
>> I don't know why different BIOSes seem to have different endianness conventions
>> for UUIDs.  If other tools (e.g. dmidecode) are able to extract the "correct"
>> UUID, then it would be interesting to find out how.
> Is it possible another value in the SMBIOS information contains
> information about the endianness of the UUID field?

In a similar vein, with the significant presence of NIC and system
vendors on the mailing list, do you think it might be possible that we
could reach out to Broadcom(?) to see if they worked around this issue
to supply a PXE ROM for the affected systems in the first place?  It
comes to mind that the level of integration there might mean that ugly
hacks were used all around, but it seems like a good place to inquire!


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