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NAME

       libfreeipmi - FreeIPMI library

Introduction

       Libfreeipmi  is  the  primary  library that most of the FreeIPMI tools are based upon. The
       following describe the sub-sections of the library.

       api    The highest level API provided by libfreeipmi. It abstracts  away  the  details  of
              inband  and  outofband protocols from the user. It also provides useful error codes
              for the user to easily interpret IPMI problems. 'api'  is  used  by  most  FreeIPMI
              tools    and    libraries,    such    as    bmc-info(8),    ipmi-sensors(8),    and
              libipmimonitoring(3).

       cmds   Provides fiid templates and 'fill'  functions  for  IPMI  commands.  Also  provides
              macros  definining  common  parameters for IPMI commands. The cmds are used by most
              other portions of libfreeipmi including the 'api' sub-section  and  tools  such  as
              ipmipower(8) and ipmiconsole(8).

       debug  Provides  various  packet/record  dumping utility functions.  Utilized by the 'api'
              subsection and by tools such as ipmipower(8) and ipmiconsole(8).

       driver Provides APIs for in-band IPMI communication. Currently supported drivers are  KCS,
              SSIF,  OpenIPMI,  and  SUNBMC. The 'driver' subsction is used by tools such as bmc-
              watchdog(8) and the 'api' sub-section.

       fiid   The   "FreeIPMI   Interface   Definition"   provides   an   API   used   for    the
              construction/deconstruction  of  packets in libfreeipmi. The API works around fiid-
              templates, which are then used to create fiid-objects. Fiid-templates are  used  to
              describe  packets  through a string-name to bit-field mapping. The API allows users
              to  read/write  fields  in  an  object  using  the  string  to  bit-field  mapping.
              Marshalling,  packing,  endian, and various other network issues are handled within
              'fiid'. Fiid objects are used throughout  libfreeipmi,  including  the  'api'  sub-
              section, 'cmds' sub-sections, and various tools.

       fru-parse
              Provides  an  API  for  parsing  Field Replaceable Unit (FRU) records.  Utilized by
              tools such as ipmi-fru(8).

       interface
              Provides 'assemble' and 'disassemble' functions for building packets for individual
              in-band  or  out-of-band  protocols.  Also  provides  all necessary fiid templates,
              'fill' functions, and other utility functions necessary to communicate on  an  IPMI
              interface.  Utilized  by  the  'api' sub-section and tools such as ipmipower(8) and
              ipmiconsole(8).

       interpret
              Provides an API for interpreting  sensor  events  by  mapping  them  into  Nominal,
              Warning, or Critical states. Utilized by FreeIPMI tools and libraries such as ipmi-
              sensors(8) and libipmimonitoring(3).

       locate Provides an API to probe several standards to find default values for in-band  IPMI
              communication. Utilized by the 'api' sub-section and the ipmi-locate(8) tool.

       record-format
              Provides  macros, fiid-templates, and information on records used in IPMI. Utilized
              by the 'sdr-cache' subsection and tools like ipmi-sensors(8).

       sdr-cache
              Provides an  API  for  creating,  caching,  reading,  and  parsing  a  sensor  data
              repository (SDR). Utilized by tools such as ipmi-fru(8) and ipmi-sensors(8).

       sdr-parse
              Provides  an API for parsing SDR records. Utilized by tools such as ipmi-fru(8) and
              ipmi-sensors(8)

       sel-parse
              Provides an API for reading and parsing System Event Log (SEL)  entries.   Utilized
              by tools such as ipmi-sel(8).

       sensor-read
              Provides an API for reading a sensor. Utilized by tools such as ipmi-sensors(8).

       spec   Provides  macros  and  arrays  for  various  other  definitions and tables in IPMI.
              Utilized by tools such as ipmi-sensors(8).

       util   Provides various utility functions for the calculation of  keys,  sensor  readings,
              etc. Utilized by most of the rest of FreeIPMI.

FILES

       /usr/include/freeipmi.h

       /usr/include/freeipmi/

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 2003-2015 FreeIPMI Core Team.

       This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of
       the GNU General Public License as  published  by  the  Free  Software  Foundation;  either
       version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

SEE ALSO

       libipmiconsole(3),  libipmidetect(3), libipmimonitoring(3), freeipmi(7), bmc-info(8), bmc-
       watchdog(8), ipmi-chassis(8), ipmi-config(8),  ipmi-fru(8),  ipmi-locate(8),  ipmi-oem(8),
       ipmi-raw(8),  ipmi-sel(8),  ipmi-sensors(8),  ipmiconsole(8),  ipmidetect(8), ipmiping(8),
       ipmipower(8), rmcpping(8)

       http://www.gnu.org/software/freeipmi/