[lkml]   [2008]   [Jul]   [8]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
SubjectRe: Check for BIOS bugs - Original Subject: Re: [PATCH 23/70] ACPICA: Workaround for reversed _PRT entries from BIOS

> >>> FIRMWARE_BUG_ON(severity, description, component);
> >>
> >> Yes, please.
> I'm not excited about maintaining
> maintaining linux-as-a-firmware-diagnostic --
> particularly when...
> 1. it clutters the code for normail machines
> 2. finding the bug is pointless, because even
> if you fix one machine, you are guaranteed to
> not fix all machines and thus must maintain
> the workaround anyway.

Well, at least we can make sure new machines are okay.

Plus, it is nice to know how common hw/BIOS problems are.

> >> I'd also like HARDWARE_BUG_ON(), with similar usage.
> >>
> >> With all the preload-linux-on-foo project, we have some
> >> chance to make
> >> BIOS vendors fix their stuff if we can easily diagnose errors in
> >> there.
> These customers should be running
> We do maintain some degree of "high-road ACPI spec checking"
> with the "acpi=strict" boot option. If we do more of this,
> I think it should stay under that option.

That's okay with me, but it would be nice to have printk() markup, so
that we can tell BIOS/hw bugs from normal kernel messages.
(cesky, pictures)

 \ /
  Last update: 2008-07-09 00:13    [W:0.087 / U:2.540 seconds]
©2003-2018 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site