OpenBMC Image Management

Stewart Smith stewart at
Mon Jun 19 15:44:48 AEST 2017

Adriana Kobylak <anoo at> writes:
>> Why is there mboxbridge separate from phosphor-mboxd?
> Because the mboxbridge is being used by other companies as a reference
> to be able to implement the mailbox daemon in their own BMC firmware
> stack for other openpower systems, we didn’t want to “pollute” the
> repository with openbmc-specific and c++ implementation that could
> confuse them.

Why are there OpenBMC specific things in mboxd?

Why can't the reference implementation be used? What's deficient in it?

Stewart Smith
OPAL Architect, IBM.

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