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SubjectRe: [GIT PATCH] ACPI patches for 2.6.21

> Per your request, and the request of the distros, we've changed
> how ACPICA Core releases are integrated into Linux so that each
> upstream (CVS) check-in appears as a single git commit.
> While this process is not yet perfect, it should be vastly better
> than previous "code drops" in allowing git bisect to work,
> and allowing distros to cherry-pick individual fixes.
> The "bay" driver is new (and marked EXPERIMENTAL) -- adding initial
> hot-plug support for ACPI controlled drive bays such as the
> IBM ultrabay or the Dell Module Bay.

Could you describe userland interface it uses? /proc? Will it be
usable for bays on notebooks not using acpi?

> The "asus-laptop" driver is also new. Consistent with msi-laptop,
> it uses ACPI in platform-specific ways, but strives to avoid
> exposing ACPI-specific implementation details to the user.
> asus-laptop is mutually exclusive with asus_acpi, which it will
> replace over time.

Not including another /proc/acpi/ibm -like nightmare, is it?

> the old /proc/acpi/ interfaces with cleaner interfaces in sysfs --
> non-ACPI-specific generic ones whenever possible. This effort
> is not complete, but it has been in -mm for a long time and
> I believe that it is time to push it upstream to benefit
> from broader exposure and testing.

Does it still include completely broken alarm interface? Can't find it
in changelogs, so hopefully not.

(cesky, pictures)
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