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SubjectRe: 2.6.10-rc2 doesn't boot (if no floppy device)
On Mon, Nov 22, 2004 at 01:28:59PM -0500, Len Brown wrote:
>...
> > BTW: Is all what ACPI does really required, if all I need ACPI for is
> > to turn the power off after halting my computer?
>
> On this system ACPI is required to configure the IOAPIC.
>
> It may be possible to save power in idle with c-states
> and at run-time with p-states (cpufreq) on this box,
> but I couldn't tell that from the dmesg if CONFIG_ACPI_PROCESSOR
> was included or not.

It's not.

> If you don't care about interrupt performance and you don't
> mind pressing the power button when you halt the system,
> go ahead and run with CONFIG_ACPI=n.

Not needed "pressing the power button when you halt the system" is the
"killer application" for using ACPI for me...

> cheers,
> -Len

cu
Adrian

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