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    SubjectRe: sata_via
    Jeff Garzik wrote:
    > Rich West wrote:
    >> I was only curious as to what turning off power management support
    >> would buy with regard to the sata timeout issue.
    > ACPI is not only power management. It is all the information your
    > hardware conveys to your OS, about the setup and workings of your hardware.
    > Without ACPI, non-PM things like SMP, laptop dock/undock, and many other
    > gadgets fail to function (or are configured sub-optimally).
    > ACPI sets up interrupt routing, and Linux history is _loaded_ with
    > _years_ of problem reports that appear as timeouts, only to be resolved
    > as ACPI interrupt bugs (aka BIOS bugs, since ACPI tables come from BIOS).

    Also, please give a shot at the sacred "irqpoll".


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