Subject: Re: A short update
To: Matt Thomas <>
From: Parag Patel <>
List: port-amd64
Date: 05/29/2003 09:45:14
>Definitely interested.  But I have to wonder if SmartFirmware will
>contain the same functionality as ACPI since ACPI > OpenFirmware.

Well, from a quick look at ACPI, it looks like ACPI is approximating
Open Firmware but doing it in a far more complex way.  Not to mention
that it seems there are a lot of buggy ACPI implementations. :)

Are there any specific features that BSD depends upon which aren't
defined in OF but are in ACPI?

We intend to build Open Firmware amd64 and HyperTransport binding docs
that describes the necessary info in the OF device tree along with OF
properties.  This looks fairly straight-forward though tedious.
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