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# For a description of the syntax of this configuration file,
# see Documentation/kbuild/kconfig-language.txt.
menu "Firmware Drivers"
config EDD
tristate "BIOS Enhanced Disk Drive calls determine boot disk"
depends on !IA64
Say Y or M here if you want to enable BIOS Enhanced Disk Drive
Services real mode BIOS calls to determine which disk
BIOS tries boot from. This information is then exported via sysfs.
This option is experimental and is known to fail to boot on some
obscure configurations. Most disk controller BIOS vendors do
not yet implement this feature.
config EDD_OFF
bool "Sets default behavior for EDD detection to off"
depends on EDD
default n
Say Y if you want EDD disabled by default, even though it is compiled into the
kernel. Say N if you want EDD enabled by default. EDD can be dynamically set
using the kernel parameter 'edd={on|skipmbr|off}'.
bool "Add firmware-provided memory map to sysfs" if EMBEDDED
default (X86_64 || X86_32)
Add the firmware-provided (unmodified) memory map to /sys/firmware/memmap.
That memory map is used for example by kexec to set up parameter area
for the next kernel, but can also be used for debugging purposes.
See also Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-firmware-memmap.
config EFI_VARS
tristate "EFI Variable Support via sysfs"
depends on EFI
default n
If you say Y here, you are able to get EFI (Extensible Firmware
Interface) variable information via sysfs. You may read,
write, create, and destroy EFI variables through this interface.
Note that using this driver in concert with efibootmgr requires
at least test release version 0.5.0-test3 or later, which is
available from Matt Domsch's website located at:
Subsequent efibootmgr releases may be found at:
config EFI_PCDP
bool "Console device selection via EFI PCDP or HCDP table"
depends on ACPI && EFI && IA64
default y if IA64
If your firmware supplies the PCDP table, and you want to
automatically use the primary console device it describes
as the Linux console, say Y here.
If your firmware supplies the HCDP table, and you want to
use the first serial port it describes as the Linux console,
say Y here. If your EFI ConOut path contains only a UART
device, it will become the console automatically. Otherwise,
you must specify the "console=hcdp" kernel boot argument.
Neither the PCDP nor the HCDP affects naming of serial devices,
so a serial console may be /dev/ttyS0, /dev/ttyS1, etc, depending
on how the driver discovers devices.
You must also enable the appropriate drivers (serial, VGA, etc.)
See <>
config DELL_RBU
tristate "BIOS update support for DELL systems via sysfs"
depends on X86
select FW_LOADER
Say m if you want to have the option of updating the BIOS for your
DELL system. Note you need a Dell OpenManage or Dell Update package (DUP)
supporting application to communicate with the BIOS regarding the new
image for the image update to take effect.
See <file:Documentation/dell_rbu.txt> for more details on the driver.
config DCDBAS
tristate "Dell Systems Management Base Driver"
depends on X86
The Dell Systems Management Base Driver provides a sysfs interface
for systems management software to perform System Management
Interrupts (SMIs) and Host Control Actions (system power cycle or
power off after OS shutdown) on certain Dell systems.
See <file:Documentation/dcdbas.txt> for more details on the driver
and the Dell systems on which Dell systems management software makes
use of this driver.
Say Y or M here to enable the driver for use by Dell systems
management software such as Dell OpenManage.
config DMIID
bool "Export DMI identification via sysfs to userspace"
depends on DMI
default y
Say Y here if you want to query SMBIOS/DMI system identification
information from userspace through /sys/class/dmi/id/ or if you want
DMI-based module auto-loading.
bool "iSCSI Boot Firmware Table Attributes"
depends on X86
default n
This option enables the kernel to find the region of memory
in which the ISCSI Boot Firmware Table (iBFT) resides. This
is necessary for iSCSI Boot Firmware Table Attributes module to work
tristate "iSCSI Boot Firmware Table Attributes module"
depends on ISCSI_IBFT_FIND
default n
This option enables support for detection and exposing of iSCSI
Boot Firmware Table (iBFT) via sysfs to userspace. If you wish to
detect iSCSI boot parameters dynamically during system boot, say Y.
Otherwise, say N.