BIOS Manageability discussion

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60 Minute BoF session
Scheduled: Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 7:30 – 8:30pm in Platinum C

One Line Summary

Discussion around how to present interfaces that manage BIOS settings to the kernel and userspace


After a heated discussion on LKML a few months ago, this is to discuss more about what an interface that can manage BIOS setup options can look like.

Some manufacturers are pushing for cross-OS industry standard manageability interfaces with the goals of having parity at the options that can be manipulated without compromising security.


  • Mario Limonciello

    Dell Technologies


    Mario is a software architect at Dell.

    He is involved in all Linux OSes that are shipped with Dell client systems.

    He also spends a lot of time working on technology related to flashing firmware and BIOS interfaces on Dell systems.