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SubjectRe: Problem: PnP BIOS driver reports outdated information
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> How about this: pnpbios functions that scan the device list
> optionally (depending on a flag of some sort, set according to
> whether or not one has an evil BIOS) cause the list to be rebuilt

We can use DMI to figure out if the BIOS is likely to be problematic
A DMI match on Intel or Vaio should cut out most BIOSes that either explode
on boot or have the weird corrupting case.

> I would offer a patch, but I don't know how the aforementioned
> flag should be implemented.

Use the existing vaio flag that is used by the vaio drivers currently -
"is_sony_vaio_laptop"
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