Re: [PATCH] iwlwifi: pcie: fix SPLC structure parsing

From: Luca Coelho
Date: Thu Oct 13 2016 - 13:50:07 EST

On Thu, 2016-10-13 at 14:55 +0200, Paul Bolle wrote:
> On Thu, 2016-10-13 at 15:44 +0300, Luca Coelho wrote:
> > ÂEven though there is apparently something wrong with this part of the
> > ACPI table on you laptop, since it doesn't match our specifications.
> > ÂIn any case, it's mostly harmless.
> Would a correct implementation by Dell have any benefits for the users
> of these laptops? In other words: should I bother somehow contacting
> Dell and point them to this discussion in order to have them fix this?

This value provides a way for the OEM to fine tune the power budget of
the device. ÂThis is (usually) used to prevent parts of the platform
from getting too hot. ÂWe have a certain default that is good enough
for most cases. ÂIf Dell didn't want to set proper limits for this
device, it probably means that it is not a concern. ÂDell does set
these values correctly for other platforms.

So, I guess it's up to you if you want to clarify this with them. ÂThis
could be some default "blank" values when they don't want to change