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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/5][RFC] Physical PCI slot objects
On Wed, Nov 14, 2007 at 05:44:01PM +0000, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 13, 2007 at 12:26:32PM -0800, Greg KH wrote:
> > Doesn't /sys/firmware/acpi give you raw access to the correct tables
> > already?
> >
> > And isn't there some other tool that dumps the raw ACPI tables? I
> > thought the acpi developers used it all the time when debugging things
> > with users.
>
> Dumping raw ACPI tables isn't adequate - _SUN might be a complex ACPI
> method with multiple reads and writes to raw hardware, and we really
> don't want to do that in userspace. The only way to do this reliably is
> in the kernel.

But it really isn't, as the firmware kit has proven...

thanks,

greg k-h
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