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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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