Subject: Re: NOTE: ACPI update
To: None <>
From: Takayoshi Kochi <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/03/2003 16:28:44
From: "Charles M. Hannum" <>
Subject: Re: NOTE: ACPI update
Date: Sun, 2 Nov 2003 17:49:32 +0000

> Aaah.  The HP DSDT returns a different unit depending on which OS it thinks 
> you're running.  The latest ACPI-CA code was changed to report a Windows name 
> because of issues like this.

Partially no.  We have been used "WindowsNT" for OS name since the
first import of acpi (see sys/dev/acpi/acpica/Subsystem/acnetbsd.h).

What was changed in not-so-recent ACPI-CA is that it provides
OS dependent AcpiOsPredefinedOverride() API to override the
value during runtime.

Takayoshi Kochi