MCTP protocol support in OpenBMC?

Jeremy Kerr jk at
Thu Nov 15 12:44:20 AEDT 2018

Hi all,

> We (@ arm) are also interested in contributing MCTP to OpenBMC.

OK, super!

> We would like to collaborate with OpenBMC folks  who are interested in this topic. (maybe form a Workgroup to discuss this).

Personally, I'd prefer *not* to form a workgroup at the moment; we can 
discuss things here on the list, rather than separating those 
conversations from the rest of the OpenBMC community. I also don't think 
we need any of the formality of a workgroup at this stage.

Essentially, forming a WG just means we'd have meetings and a separate 
mailing list. The former means that some attendees of the WG have to 
have late nights to attend, and the latter separates the MCTP 
discussions from the rest of OpenBMC.

However, we can certainly revisit this if conditions warrant it.

Let me know if you have any strong opinions one way or the other.

With that in mind, and since a few folks have expressed interest, I'll 
share some of my initial sketches to this list soon. I'll be sure to 
include MCTP in the subject to make things findable.



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