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1.39. dmidecode

1.39.1. RHEA-2009:1456: enhancement update

Note

This update has already been released (prior to the GA of this release) as errata RHEA-2009:1456
An updated dmidecode package that adds enhancements is now available.
The dmidecode package provides utilities for extracting x86 and ia64 hardware information from the system BIOS or EFI, depending on the SMBIOS/DMI standard. This information typically includes system manufacturer, model name, serial number, BIOS version, and asset tag.
It also often includes usage status for the CPU sockets, expansion slots (such as AGP, PCI, and ISA) and memory module slots, and a list of input and output ports (such as serial, parallel and USB).
This updated package applies the following enhancement:
* the previous version of the dmidecode package was based on an upstream version (2.9), which lacked support for various new hardware items. This updated package includes version 2.10, which updates support for SMBIOS specification version 2.6 and improves DDR3 memory reporting. It adds support for LGA1366 socket devices, decoding PCI-E Gen 2 slot IDs, and for a variety of processors, including the Intel Core i7 and Dual-Core Celeron and Xeon Dual-, Quad- and Multi-Core 3xxx, 5xxx and 7xxx series processors. (BZ#520123)
Users of dmidecode are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which includes this enhanced support.

1.39.2. RHEA-2010:0303: enhancement update

An updated dmidecode package that provides enhancements is now available.
The dmidecode package provides utilities for extracting x86 and Intel Itanium hardware information from the system BIOS or EFI, depending on the SMBIOS/DMI standard. This information typically includes system manufacturer, model name, serial number, BIOS version, and asset tag.
It also often includes usage status for the CPU sockets, expansion slots (such as AGP, PCI, and ISA) and memory module slots, and a list of input and output ports (such as serial, parallel and USB).
This updated package applies the following enhancement:
* the previous version of the dmidecode package was based on an upstream version (2.9), which lacked support for various new hardware items. This updated package provides version 2.10, which updates support for SMBIOS specification version 2.6 and improves DDR3 memory reporting. It adds support for LGA1366 socket devices, decoding PCI-E Gen 2 slot IDs, and for a variety of processors, including the Intel Core i7 and Dual-Core Celeron and Xeon Dual-, Quad- and Multi-Core 3xxx, 5xxx and 7xxx series processors. (BZ#518562)
Users of dmidecode are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which includes this enhanced support.

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