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    SubjectRe: [discuss] Re: Please pull x86-64 bug fixes
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    On Friday, 6 October 2006 18:07, Linus Torvalds wrote:
    >
    > On Fri, 6 Oct 2006, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
    > >
    > > we can do a tiny bit better than the current code; some chipsets have
    > > the address of the MMIO region stored in their config space; so we can
    > > get to that using the old method and validate the acpi code with that.
    >
    > Yes. I think trusting ACPI is _always_ a mistake. It's insane. We should
    > never ask the firmware for any data that we can just figure out ourselves.
    >
    > And we should tell all hardware companies that firmware tables are stupid,
    > and that we just want to know what the hell the registers MEAN!
    >
    > I've certainly tried to tell Intel that. I think they may even have heard
    > me occasionally.
    >
    > I can't understand why some people _still_ think ACPI is a good idea..

    I violently agree.

    Rafael


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