|From:||Oren Weil <email@example.com>|
|Subject:||[PATCH 0/8] staging/mei: Intel MEI Driver|
|Date:||Wed, 27 Apr 2011 13:27:29 +0300|
|Cc:||firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, Oren Weil <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
ï»¿Intel MEI Driver ======================= The Intel Management Engine (Intel ME) is an isolated and protected computing resources (Coprocessor) residing inside Intel chipsets. The Intel ME provides support for computer/IT management features. The Feature set depends on Intel chipset SKU. The Intel Management Engine Interface (Intel MEI, previous known as HECI) is interface between the Host and Intel ME. This interface is exposed to the host as PCI device. The Intel MEI Driver is in charge of the communication channel between host application and ME feature. Each ME feature (ME Client) is addressed by GUID/UUID and each feature defines its own protocol. The protocol is message based with header and payload up to 512 bytes. The driver exposes character device called /dev/mei. Application maintain communication with a ME feature while /dev/mei is open. The feature binding is preformed by calling MEI_CONNECT_CLIENT_IOCTL which pass the desired UUID. The number of instances of a ME feature that can be opened at the same time depends on the ME feature, but most of the features allow only single instance Intel AMT Host Interface (AMTHI) feature requires multiple user application maintaining therefore the MEI driver handle it internally by maintaining requests queues for it. Because some of the ME features can change the system configuration, the driver by default allowing only privilege user to access it. pseudo code: struct mei_connect_client_data data; fd = open(MEI_DEVICE); data.d.in_client_uuid = AMTHI_UUID; ioctl(fd, IOCTL_MEI_CONNECT_CLIENT, &data); printf("Ver=%d, MaxLen=%ld\n", data.d.in_client_uuid.protocol_version, data.d.in_client_uuid.max_msg_length); [...] write(fd, amthi_req_data, amthi_req_data_len); [...] read(fd, &amthi_res_data, amthi_res_data_len); [...] Module Parameters ================= watchdog_timeout - in order to change the watchdog timeout setting the user can use this module parameter. this value set the Intel AMT watchdog timeout interval in seconds, the default value is 120sec. to disable the watchdog set the value 0. The AMT watchdog is used for monitoring the OS health. Note: We are aware that this code is not in its best shape we are working to make it better and we will appreciate any feedbacks and reviews that you can give to improve it. Oren Weil (8): staging/mei: PCI device and char driver support. staging/mei: Interrupt handling. staging/mei: MEI "Link" layer code - MEI Hardware communications. staging/mei: MEI driver init flow. staging/mei: Hardware and MEI driver internal struct definition staging/mei: Header file contain the Userland API, (IOCTL and its struct) staging/mei: AMT Watchdog staging/mei: Updates to staging/Kconfig ane staging/Makefile and a new Makefile and Kconfig drivers/staging/Kconfig | 2 + drivers/staging/Makefile | 1 + drivers/staging/mei/Kconfig | 10 + drivers/staging/mei/Makefile | 20 + drivers/staging/mei/hw.h | 510 ++++++++++++ drivers/staging/mei/init.c | 769 +++++++++++++++++ drivers/staging/mei/interface.c | 440 ++++++++++ drivers/staging/mei/interface.h | 124 +++ drivers/staging/mei/interrupt.c | 1634 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ drivers/staging/mei/iorw.c | 595 ++++++++++++++ drivers/staging/mei/main.c | 1340 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ drivers/staging/mei/mei.h | 148 ++++ drivers/staging/mei/mei_version.h | 31 + drivers/staging/mei/wd.c | 171 ++++ include/linux/mei.h | 105 +++ 15 files changed, 5900 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-) create mode 100644 drivers/staging/mei/Kconfig create mode 100644 drivers/staging/mei/Makefile create mode 100644 drivers/staging/mei/hw.h create mode 100644 drivers/staging/mei/init.c create mode 100644 drivers/staging/mei/interface.c create mode 100644 drivers/staging/mei/interface.h create mode 100644 drivers/staging/mei/interrupt.c create mode 100644 drivers/staging/mei/iorw.c create mode 100644 drivers/staging/mei/main.c create mode 100644 drivers/staging/mei/mei.h create mode 100644 drivers/staging/mei/mei_version.h create mode 100644 drivers/staging/mei/wd.c create mode 100644 include/linux/mei.h --------------------------------------------------------------------- Intel Israel (74) Limited This e-mail and any attachments may contain confidential material for the sole use of the intended recipient(s). Any review or distribution by others is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender and delete all copies.
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