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    SubjectRe: 2.6.10-rc2 doesn't boot (if no floppy device)
    On Mon, Nov 22, 2004 at 01:28:59PM -0500, Len Brown wrote:
    >...
    > > BTW: Is all what ACPI does really required, if all I need ACPI for is
    > > to turn the power off after halting my computer?
    >
    > On this system ACPI is required to configure the IOAPIC.
    >
    > It may be possible to save power in idle with c-states
    > and at run-time with p-states (cpufreq) on this box,
    > but I couldn't tell that from the dmesg if CONFIG_ACPI_PROCESSOR
    > was included or not.

    It's not.

    > If you don't care about interrupt performance and you don't
    > mind pressing the power button when you halt the system,
    > go ahead and run with CONFIG_ACPI=n.

    Not needed "pressing the power button when you halt the system" is the
    "killer application" for using ACPI for me...

    > cheers,
    > -Len

    cu
    Adrian

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