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SubjectRe: ACPI + Promise IDE = disk corruption :-(((
On Fri, Jun 22, 2001 at 11:16:01PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:

ACPI is over complex, new technology. The BIOS stuff is new (and
frequently wrong)

Show my a BIOS that isn't broken.

I'm serious, EVERY SINGLE MACHINE at my disposal of late has had
buggy ACPI tables or worse.

Ironically, many laptops use a Pheonix BIOS who traditionaly have had
terrible QA too --- their bioses APM would only work under Windows95
initially and then later Windows98.

I'm really started to wish the OpenBios folks had more resources
available; the quality of the average BIOS it seems in the last
couple fo years is really bad.



--cw
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