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SubjectRe: Linux-2.4.1-pre11
Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Sun, 28 Jan 2001, Dieter Nützel wrote:
> > > I just uploaded it to kernel.org, and I expect that I'll do the final
> > > 2.4.1 tomorrow, before leaving for NY and LinuxWorld. Please test that the
> > > pre-kernel works for you..
> >
> > Hello Linus,
> >
> > can we please see Andrew's latest ACPI fixes ([Acpi] ACPI source release
> > updated: 1-25-2001) in 2.4.1 final?
>
> Does it fix stuff? Andrew?

I'm running it here.. No problems yet on my Toshiba test laptop, which
is the same behavior (for me) on 2.4.0-pre10 vanilla.

ACPI changelog, from
http://developer.intel.com/technology/IAPC/acpi/index.htm follows...


> Summary of changes for this label: 01_25_01
>
> Core ACPI CA Subsystem:
> Restructured the implementation of object store support within the
> interpreter. This includes support for the Store operator as well
> as any ASL operators that include a target operand.
>
> Partially implemented support for Implicit Result-to-Target conversion.
> This is when a result object is converted on the fly to the type of
> an existing target object. Completion of this support is pending
> further analysis of the ACPI specification concerning this matter.
>
> CPU-specific code has been removed from the subsystem (hardware directory).
>
> New Power Management Timer functions added
>
> Linux OS Services Layer (OSL):
> Moved system state transition code to the core, fixed it, and modified
> Linux OSL accordingly.
>
> Fixed C2 and C3 latency calculations.
>
> We no longer use the compilation date for the version message on
> initialization, but retrieve the version from AcpiGetSystemInfo().
>
> Incorporated for fix Sony VAIO machines.
>
> Documentation:
> The Programmer Reference has been updated and reformatted.
>
> ASL Compiler:
> Version X2013:
> Fixed a problem where the line numbering and error reporting could get out
> of sync in the presence of multiple include files.
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