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An updated dmidecode package that fixes one bug is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Extended Update Support.
The dmidecode package provides utilities for extracting x86 and Intel Itanium hardware information from the system BIOS or EFI (Extensible Firmware Interface), depending on the SMBIOS/DMI standard. This information typically includes system manufacturer, model name, serial number, BIOS version, and asset tag, as well as other details, depending on the manufacturer.
- Prior to this update, the extended records for the DMI types Memory Device (DMI type 17) and Memory Array Mapped Address (DMI type 19) were missing from the dmidecode utility output. With this update, dmidecode has been upgraded to upstream version 2.11, which updates support for the SMBIOS specification to version 2.7.1, thus fixing this bug. Now, the dmidecode output contains the extended records for DMI type 17 and DMI type 19.
All users of dmidecode are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes this bug.