Re: [PATCH] x86, CPU, AMD: Add workaround for family 16h, erratum793

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Fri Jan 17 2014 - 20:21:42 EST

On 01/17/2014 04:29 PM, Pavel Machek wrote:
> Have you checked your dmesg recently? Normal people don't read
> it... it is just too much of it.
>> Printing a warning is appropriate if we can't actually fix the problem
>> in the OS. If we actually make the problem go away then we have just
>> done our job and we can be done with it.
> I disagree. Older kernel versions still may have problem, etc.
> We normally do print warnings for problems we work around. We want
> vendors to fix their hardware, too...
> ACPI BIOS Warning (bug): 32/64X FACS address mismatch in FADT -
> 0xBDB5FF40/0x00000000BDB64F40, using 32 (20131115/tbfadt-522)
> [Firmware Bug]: ACPI: BIOS _OSI(Linux) query ignored

You say people don't read their dmesg...
... because there is too much ...
... so let's add more?

What am I missing here?


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