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    SubjectRe: [GIT PATCH] ACPI patches for 2.6.21
    On Friday 09 February 2007 18:09, Pavel Machek wrote:
    > Hi!
    > > Per your request, and the request of the distros, we've changed
    > > how ACPICA Core releases are integrated into Linux so that each
    > > upstream (CVS) check-in appears as a single git commit.
    > > While this process is not yet perfect, it should be vastly better
    > > than previous "code drops" in allowing git bisect to work,
    > > and allowing distros to cherry-pick individual fixes.
    > >
    > > The "bay" driver is new (and marked EXPERIMENTAL) -- adding initial
    > > hot-plug support for ACPI controlled drive bays such as the
    > > IBM ultrabay or the Dell Module Bay.
    > Could you describe userland interface it uses? /proc? Will it be
    > usable for bays on notebooks not using acpi?

    No, Not until somebody finds one and writes code to support it.

    > > The "asus-laptop" driver is also new. Consistent with msi-laptop,
    > > it uses ACPI in platform-specific ways, but strives to avoid
    > > exposing ACPI-specific implementation details to the user.
    > > asus-laptop is mutually exclusive with asus_acpi, which it will
    > > replace over time.
    > Not including another /proc/acpi/ibm -like nightmare, is it?

    No. See discussion on linux-acpi.
    I've prohibited new files under /proc/acpi/ for quite some time now.

    > > the old /proc/acpi/ interfaces with cleaner interfaces in sysfs --
    > > non-ACPI-specific generic ones whenever possible. This effort
    > > is not complete, but it has been in -mm for a long time and
    > > I believe that it is time to push it upstream to benefit
    > > from broader exposure and testing.
    > Does it still include completely broken alarm interface? Can't find it
    > in changelogs, so hopefully not.

    No. See discussion on linux-acpi.
    David Brownell's RTC driver will provide the new RTC interface in sysfs.
    /proc/acpi/alarm will go away when the rest of /proc/acpi goes away.

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