HPM firmware update

Jeremy Kerr jk at ozlabs.org
Thu Nov 16 14:14:02 AEDT 2017

Hi James,

> I’ve started looking at using the PICMG HPM specification that was
> recommended as the preferred API for performing firmware updates. This
> is not an open specification, and goes against the principles of the
> openbmc project.

Yes, that's very true. My previous experience is on the client-side of
HPM, which is implemented in ipmitool already.

> The HPM specification must also be purchased from the PICMG standards
> organization, and contains patent liabilities. I think using HPM is a
> non-starter.

We could always request DMTF to make it more widely available. However,
unless that does change, I'd agree with you that we'd want to avoid



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