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SubjectRe: [RFC] Include ACPI DSDT from INITRD patch into mainline
On Fri, Dec 01, 2006 at 03:58:14PM -0500, Ben Collins wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-12-01 at 19:53 +0000, Alan wrote:
> > > > The whole approach of using filp_open() not the firmware interface
> > > > is horribly ugly and does not belong mainstream.
> > >
> > > What about the point that userspace (udev, and such) is not available
> > > when DSDT loading needs to occur? Init hasn't even started at that
> > > point.
> >
> > Does that change the fact it is ugly ?
>
> No, but it does beg the question "how else can it be done"?
>
> Distros need a way for users to add a fixed DSDT without recompiling
> their own kernels.

There already is a way. It's called beating up the braindead bios authors,
and pressuring motherboard vendors to push out updates.

Dave

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