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    SubjectRe: Buggy DSDTs policy ?


    Xavier Bestel wrote:

    > Le ven 22/10/2004 à 17:19, Pekka Pietikainen a écrit :
    > > On Fri, Oct 22, 2004 at 04:55:35PM +0200, Xavier Bestel wrote:
    > > > > CONFIG_ACPI_CUSTOM_DSDT is included in 2.6.9
    > > >
    > > > But fixed DSDTs are a pain to find, and fixing a buggy DSDT is
    > > > impossible for a non-hacker.
    > > >
    > > http://acpi.sourceforge.net/dsdt/index.php has quite a few.
    >
    > .. which aren't all proper fixes (I tried the DSDT for Armada 1700,
    > it's a partial fix only).

    This can be an issue to work on. I am sure acpi people won't reject
    proper fixes.


    > > The problem is getting the fixed dsdt in use without recompiling
    > > your kernel, since quite a few people, especially non-technical
    > > ones, use vendor kernels. There's an approach that uses initrd, but
    > > this isn't merged yet. I'd say it should be, assuming no better
    > > solution can be found.

    The initrd approach seems nicer and more customisable.


    > Yes, sure. But real non-technical people won't replace their DSDT
    > either.

    Real non-technical people follow their distros. They don't need to
    recompile a kernel of their own. It is a distro's job for them.


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