Intel-BMC/openbmc is a BMC implementation for servers. The purpose is to provide early access to features and capabilities which have not yet been accepted or merged in the OpenBMC main project (github.com/openbmc). In due course, all of the capabilities here will be brought to the OpenBMC project.
Some answers to the main questions that tend to get asked:
Does this mean that Intel is no longer contributing to the Linux foundation project?
No. This repo is for components that are intended for the eventual release to the LF OpenBMC project. There are a number of reasons where things might be checked in here. For example: functionality that is still under discussion or in the LF OpenBMC project, features that have not gone through the level of testing or integration needed to be included in the OpenBMC project
Why does this repo exist at all?
Upstreaming changes to the linux kernel, uboot, systemd, yocto, and the various projects that OpenBMC pulls in requires a significant effort. While we aspire to that process being fast, painless, and with minimal rework, the reality is far from that, and features or functions that require changes across a number of repos require a coordinated effort, and a single source of function. As a general rule, this repository loosens the requirements of "form over function" and prefers to make some simplifying assumptions of BMC capabilities, chipsets, and required features.
Can I upstream/release the code from this repository?
It very much depends on the component. While in general the answer ends up being "yes", prior approval should be granted, as this repo contains future facing capabilities that may not have been announced yet. Please email email@example.com to discuss. Appropriate licenses will be applied to the portions of this codebase that are approved for upstreaming.
Which platforms does this code work on?
While the code is easily portable across different type of IA platforms, currently we use Intel’s Wolf Pass (S2600WP) platform for development and most testing.
How to build for Wolf Pass
source oe-init-build-env bitbake intel-platforms