An updated dmidecode package that fixes one bug and adds one enhancement is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
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. This often includes usage status for the CPU sockets, expansion slots such as AGP, PCI and ISA, among others, memory module slots, and many different kinds of I/O ports, such as serial, parallel and USB.
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. (BZ#654833)
All users of dmidecode are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes this bug and adds this enhancement.