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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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