RE: [PATCH] gts and bfs fixes (v3).
From: Moore, Robert
Date: Tue May 08 2012 - 17:54:03 EST
I opened a problem report against the spec about a month ago on this subject -- to remove _GTS and _BFS from the ACPI spec.
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> From: linux-acpi-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:linux-acpi-
> owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Rafael J. Wysocki
> Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2012 2:39 PM
> To: Len Brown
> Cc: Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk; linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; linux-
> acpi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; Lin, Ming M; hpa@xxxxxxxxx; x86@xxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [PATCH] gts and bfs fixes (v3).
> On Tuesday, May 08, 2012, Len Brown wrote:
> > Ugh.
> > I think instead we should go the other way and simply delete the code
> > for _GTS and _BFS support.
> > The evidence is that while it is documented in the ACPI spec, no OS
> > implements it -- for when we tried it, we found some systems that
> > shipped AML that doesn't work.
> Well, we can still remove it ...
> > ps. yes, we should also petition the ACPI authors to remove _GTS and
> > _BFS from an upcoming revision.
> Oh, yes, I totally agree. :-)
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