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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/3] Fix two PEIe hotplug issues
    On Thu, Oct 18, 2007 at 10:06:14AM -0700, Kristen Carlson Accardi wrote:
    > No, it actually does violate the spec. Feel free to read it yourself.
    > We are not supposed to do Native PCIe without first successfully executing
    > OSC. Period. If you do, you are violating the spec.

    To be fair, we have violated the spec before in order to get crappy
    hardware or to work around crappy ACPI implementations.
    acpi_sleep=s3_bios for example violates the spec, but yet it is the
    only way to get certain laptops to suspend/resume correctly.

    The question to ask is whether violating the spec will lead to (a) a
    potential system hang/crash, (b) data corruption, (c) physical harm to
    the device/laptop.


    - Ted
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