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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/3] Introduce interface to report BIOS bugs

> This is mostly needed for ACPI systems.
> ACPI introduces an endless amount of possible BIOS
> bugs like wrong values, missing functions, etc.
> The kernel has to sanity check all of them and should
> report BIOS bugs as such to the user.
> ACPI is the main target, of course others, who already declare BIOS bugs,
> also benefit from this, e.g. PCI:
> arch/x86/pci/pcbios.c:
> printk(KERN_WARNING "bios32_service(0x%lx): returned 0x%x -- BIOS bug!\n",
> printk (KERN_ERR "PCI: BIOS BUG #%x[%08x] found\n",
> ...
> This one I stumbled over recently (when >4GB BIOS sets up IO mem for this
> device wrongly on some Dell notebooks):
> ohci_hcd 0000:00:02.0: USB HC takeover failed! (BIOS/SMM bug)

I like the idea... Plus, it would be cool to have message clearly
state if Linux could work around this problem.

(cesky, pictures)

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