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SubjectRe: [RFC] Include ACPI DSDT from INITRD patch into mainline
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On Fri, 2006-12-01 at 19:21 -0500, Dave Jones wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 01, 2006 at 03:58:14PM -0500, Ben Collins wrote:
> > On Fri, 2006-12-01 at 19:53 +0000, Alan wrote:
> > > > > The whole approach of using filp_open() not the firmware interface
> > > > > is horribly ugly and does not belong mainstream.
> > > >
> > > > What about the point that userspace (udev, and such) is not available
> > > > when DSDT loading needs to occur? Init hasn't even started at that
> > > > point.
> > >
> > > Does that change the fact it is ugly ?
> >
> > No, but it does beg the question "how else can it be done"?
> >
> > Distros need a way for users to add a fixed DSDT without recompiling
> > their own kernels.
>
> There already is a way. It's called beating up the braindead bios authors,
> and pressuring motherboard vendors to push out updates.

and it includes pointing them at the linux-ready firmware developer kit
(URL in sig) so that it's really easy for them to test Linux with their
bios.

If you or anyone else experience bios horkage that's not caught, please
let us know, so that we can add tests....
--
if you want to mail me at work (you don't), use arjan (at) linux.intel.com
Test the interaction between Linux and your BIOS via http://www.linuxfirmwarekit.org

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