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    SubjectRe: [lm-sensors] Could the k8temp driver be interfering with ACPI?
    On Friday 02 March 2007 07:03, Jean Delvare wrote:
    > ... The primary issue is the concurrent access
    > to resources, which cause lots of trouble which are hard to investigate.
    > If ACPI reserves the ports, then the SMBus or hardware monitoring
    > drivers (or any other conflicting driver) will cleanly fail to load,
    > which would be a move in the right direction. ...
    > So, can ACPI actually reserve the ports it accesses?

    Sorry to join this discussion so late.

    ACPI tells us the resources used by devices. Today, we don't reserve
    ACPI resources until a driver claims a device. PCI does some sort of
    reservation up front, before the driver claims devices. Conceptually,
    I think ACPI should do the same thing, and I don't think it's that
    hard to do.

    But breaking things like lmsensors would make the transition painful.

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