Subject: Re: Sony Programmable Interrupt Controller
To: Ed Gould <>
From: Jared D. McNeill <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/06/2006 07:29:18
On 6-Sep-06, at 2:49 AM, Ed Gould wrote:

>> Since upgrading to a 4.99.1 kernel, I have been having intermittent
>> problems with spic0 (Sony Programmable Interrupt Controller) on my  
>> Vaio
>> PCG-GRX690 laptop.  Some of the time when I boot, the device is not
>> found at all; some times it is found correctly.  This device can only
>> be discovered via ACPI.
> This appears to happen every time I power up the machine and boot
> directly into NetBSD.  If I boot WinXP then NetBSD, then spic0 is  
> found.

Can you try a kernel with options ACPI_ACTIVATE_DEV? I have a Vaio  
that only runs NetBSD, and I need this option for the device to be