Re: [ANNOUNCE] [PATCH] Node Hotplug Support

From: Keiichiro Tokunaga
Date: Sun May 09 2004 - 21:05:36 EST

On Fri, 07 May 2004 09:16:51 -0700
"Martin J. Bligh" <mbligh@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> > ACPI is used to do some hardware manipulation.
> > There is no general purpose interface to get hardware information
> > and manipulate hardware today, but hardware proprietary interfaces.
> > ACPI is one of them, and I decided to use it because:
> >
> > - Its spec is open.
> > - I can use it without any hardware special knowledge:)
> You can't base platform-independant Linux code on ACPI, when not all
> NUMA boxes will support it. The fact that your particular box may
> support it doesn't make it a generally applicable idea ;-)

I'm not trying to base everything on ACPI, this happens in the first
patces though. I would separate them in the future release.
(Actually I put comments about it in the first patch:)

There will be the dependent and independent codes. Any platform
can share the independent code, and dependent code needs to
be made by each platform. I think that PCI hotplug takes the same

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