Re: Status of ACPI PIC mode patches ?
From: Len Brown
Date: Wed Mar 31 2004 - 00:45:28 EST
On Tue, 2004-03-30 at 04:35, O.Sezer wrote:
> [Please CC me on replies]
> What is the status of PIC mode patches  by Andrew de Quincey;
> are they still needed? The -ac / -pac trees still have them.
If the 1st one is needed, I want to know about it.
The 2nd and 3rd have been in for a long time.
>  http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?t=106280426300001&r=1&w=2
> Also see:
This is Andrew's PIC-fallback patch. This is probably
the most effective and well written patch that I've
refused to integrate;-) There are two reasons.
1. it works for some systems, but breaks others.
2. when it works, it hides a failure. Windows doesn't
have that failure. We'd rather see the failure, fix it
and have Linux work as well as Windows.
BTW. SuSE picked up this patch in SL9.0, though I don't
know if they still use it.
This has been in the base for about 5 months. But
Luming Yu found a better way to handle this issue and
his patch was integrated into 2.4 and 2.6 in the
We'll probably delete the original retry code
in an upcoming cleanup.
This patch by Jun Nakajima was pulled into the base
about 5 months ago. It was key to getting VIA systems
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