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SubjectRe: [ANNOUNCE] ACPI BIOS Guideline for Linux
On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 11:41:28AM +0200, Thomas Renninger wrote:
> On Wednesday 27 August 2008 22:29:15 Carlos Corbacho wrote:
> > Perhaps it would be more useful to suggest to vendors/ BIOS writers what
> > they should use here instead?
>
> They can use their own devices.
> There is a section about if you provide your own device, document it, etc.:
>
> 2 Vendor specific ACPI implementations
> ...
> 2. If new devices or functions are introduced, document how to use them. A
> short specification or a request for comments (RFC) can form the basis of
> a new standard which follows your needs.
>
>
> But yes, it could be pointed out clearer.
> I'll look closer at it when I touch it the next time.
> Text snippets/suggestions are also appreciated.

A documented WMI interface is easier to use than an entirely custom
documented interface, and reduces the amount of work the vendor has to
do in Windows. To be honest, I think it's the sort of thing we should be
encouraging.

--
Matthew Garrett | mjg59@srcf.ucam.org


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