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SubjectRe: Linux-2.4.1-pre11
Andrew's latest ACPI fixes (acpica-linux-20000125 patched against
2.4.0) compile fine here and don't hang on my Vaio after loading
tables.
That's a start. I'll play around some more.

Jeff Garzik writes:
> Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > On Sun, 28 Jan 2001, Dieter Nützel wrote:
> > > > I just uploaded it to kernel.org, and I expect that I'll do the final
> > > > 2.4.1 tomorrow, before leaving for NY and LinuxWorld. Please test that the
> > > > pre-kernel works for you..
> > >
> > > Hello Linus,
> > >
> > > can we please see Andrew's latest ACPI fixes ([Acpi] ACPI source release
> > > updated: 1-25-2001) in 2.4.1 final?
> >
> > Does it fix stuff? Andrew?
>
> I'm running it here.. No problems yet on my Toshiba test laptop, which
> is the same behavior (for me) on 2.4.0-pre10 vanilla.
>
> ACPI changelog, from
> http://developer.intel.com/technology/IAPC/acpi/index.htm follows...
>
>
> > Summary of changes for this label: 01_25_01
> >
> > Core ACPI CA Subsystem:
> > Restructured the implementation of object store support within the
> > interpreter. This includes support for the Store operator as well
> > as any ASL operators that include a target operand.
> >
> > Partially implemented support for Implicit Result-to-Target conversion.
> > This is when a result object is converted on the fly to the type of
> > an existing target object. Completion of this support is pending
> > further analysis of the ACPI specification concerning this matter.
> >
> > CPU-specific code has been removed from the subsystem (hardware directory).
> >
> > New Power Management Timer functions added
> >
> > Linux OS Services Layer (OSL):
> > Moved system state transition code to the core, fixed it, and modified
> > Linux OSL accordingly.
> >
> > Fixed C2 and C3 latency calculations.
> >
> > We no longer use the compilation date for the version message on
> > initialization, but retrieve the version from AcpiGetSystemInfo().
> >
> > Incorporated for fix Sony VAIO machines.
> >
> > Documentation:
> > The Programmer Reference has been updated and reformatted.
> >
> > ASL Compiler:
> > Version X2013:
> > Fixed a problem where the line numbering and error reporting could get out
> > of sync in the presence of multiple include files.
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