lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2009]   [Jun]   [23]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: [RFC/PATCH 2.6.32] Simple Firmware Interface (SFI): initial support
On Tue, 23 Jun 2009, Matthew Garrett wrote:

> 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?

Please let me know if your questions are not thoroughly answered here:
http://simplefirmware.org/faq

thanks,
-Len Brown, Intel Open Source Technology Center



\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2009-06-23 20:47    [W:0.157 / U:5.756 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site