MCTP protocol support in OpenBMC?

Khetan, Sharad sharad.khetan at
Thu Nov 15 14:34:47 AEDT 2018

Hi Jeremy,
We are very interested. Nilan presented MCTP in the Hackathon and has been working on the MCTP architecture for Intel platforms. It will be good to work together.


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From: openbmc [ at] On Behalf Of Jeremy Kerr
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To: Supreeth Venkatesh <Supreeth.Venkatesh at>; David Thompson <dthompson at>; openbmc at; Emily Shaffer <emilyshaffer at>
Cc: Dong Wei <Dong.Wei at>
Subject: Re: MCTP protocol support in OpenBMC?

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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