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SubjectRe: [RFC/PATCH 2.6.32] Simple Firmware Interface (SFI): initial support
There seems to be a huge amount of overlap between SFI and ACPI. 
Couldn't this have simply taken the form of some additional ACPI tables
and a decoupling of ACPI enumeration from runtime AML interpretation?
How final is this spec?

I realise that we're pretty much constrained to implementing this if
hardware actually ships with it, but it seems to be an additional
firmware interface with no real benefit - as far as I can tell it's not
possible for a platform to meaningfully implement both ACPI and SFI
without duplicating information?

Matthew Garrett |

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