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SubjectRe: [ANNOUNCE] ACPI BIOS Guideline for Linux
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On Thursday 24 July 2008 16:32:22 Thomas Renninger wrote:
> \section{WMI - Windows Management Instrumentation}
>
> WMI is a Microsoft specific service. A small part of it
> describes possible ACPI WMI implementations provided by the BIOS.
> This is not part of the official ACPI specification and BIOS developers
> should avoid using it. The Linux kernel driver supports basic WMI ACPI
> functionality (since 2.6.25), but it is marked experimental.
> ACPI functionality should not depend on the WMI interface.

Perhaps it would be more useful to suggest to vendors/ BIOS writers what they
should use here instead?

-Carlos
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