SATA hotplug notifications for BMC inventory updates

Bills, Jason M jason.m.bills at
Sat Sep 10 07:19:45 AEST 2022

On 9/9/2022 8:12 AM, Johnathan Mantey wrote:
> On 9/9/22 01:32, Paul Fertser wrote:
>> Hello Johnathan,
>> On Wed, Sep 07, 2022 at 07:36:08AM -0700, Johnathan Mantey wrote:
> <snip>
>>> Paul, this question now crosses a demarcation line. As a contract
>>> worker I'm not comfortable discussing the topics you raise in that
>>> paragraph.
>> I'm not fluent in business slang so I take it you mean the feature
>> might be nice but Intel doesn't want the OpenBMC community to have
>> it. Well, too bad.
> What I'm trying to convey is that as a contract worker I have access to 
> some information I may not be authorized to divulge. This is a public 
> forum, and I need to tread carefully so that I don't divulge information 
> that impacts my employment.
> The starting point for this conversation was HDD insertion/removal event 
> detection.
> Which then evolved to HDD MFR/Model Num access.
> Which then evolved into RAID controllers.
> It may turn out that Intel does want this feature as part of OBMC.
> It may turn out that Intel is amenable to the community implementing a 
> RAID/BMC feature.
> The transition to RAID controller has initiated an investigation into 
> what Intel may be willing to enable regarding OBMC.

I have reached out to some of our RAID team internally.  They have a 
software-based management solution that they use, today, but it only 
covers NVMe-MI based drives.

I also asked about documentation that may help with this, but since they 
only support NVMe-MI, they don't have much info about SATA support.

I'd als recommend contacting your Intel support representative to ask 
about relevant documentation.

> -- 
> Johnathan Mantey
> Senior Software Engineer
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