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SubjectRe: Buggy DSDTs policy ?

Xavier Bestel wrote:

> Le ven 22/10/2004 à 17:19, Pekka Pietikainen a écrit :
> > On Fri, Oct 22, 2004 at 04:55:35PM +0200, Xavier Bestel wrote:
> > > > CONFIG_ACPI_CUSTOM_DSDT is included in 2.6.9
> > >
> > > But fixed DSDTs are a pain to find, and fixing a buggy DSDT is
> > > impossible for a non-hacker.
> > >
> > has quite a few.
> .. which aren't all proper fixes (I tried the DSDT for Armada 1700,
> it's a partial fix only).

This can be an issue to work on. I am sure acpi people won't reject
proper fixes.

> > The problem is getting the fixed dsdt in use without recompiling
> > your kernel, since quite a few people, especially non-technical
> > ones, use vendor kernels. There's an approach that uses initrd, but
> > this isn't merged yet. I'd say it should be, assuming no better
> > solution can be found.

The initrd approach seems nicer and more customisable.

> Yes, sure. But real non-technical people won't replace their DSDT
> either.

Real non-technical people follow their distros. They don't need to
recompile a kernel of their own. It is a distro's job for them.

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