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Date:   Thu, 13 Apr 2017 17:39:57 +0200
From:   Pali Rohár <>
To:     Andy Lutomirski <>
Cc:     Michał Kępień <>,
        Darren Hart <>,
        Rafael Wysocki <>,
        Len Brown <>,
        Corentin Chary <>,
        Mario Limonciello <>,
        Andy Shevchenko <>,
        LKML <>,,
        "" <>
Subject: Re: RFC: WMI Enhancements

On Thursday 13 April 2017 17:32:48 Andy Lutomirski wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 12:32 AM, Michał Kępień <>
> wrote:
> > What we still need, though, is an open source version of
> > wmiofck.exe.  I am unaware of anything like that existing and
> > installing the Windows Driver Kit just to run one command which
> > spits out a single *.h file is not something I would describe as
> > convenient (been there).
> I haven't tried to see whether they do what's needed, but there's
> OpenWBEM and OpenPegasus.
> Anyway, if such a tool exists, it would be handy to expose the binary
> MOF data to userspace so the tool could be used to help get WMI
> working on new platforms.

In this case, when WMI stay in kernel, MOF data could be exported via 
debugfs? I think there is no need to have them in sysfs stable ABI. As 
above usage (get WMI working on new platforms) looks like for debugging 

Pali Rohár

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