Subject: Re: ACPI issues on older machines
To: David Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com>
Date: 05/23/2007 23:17:05
On Wed, May 23, 2007 at 08:21:01AM +0100, David Brownlee wrote:
> Given the number of people having problems with ACPI now its
> enabled by default, would there be any sense in having a kernel
> option which disables ACPI on PIII and earlier CPUs? That should
> leave it enabled in all the new machines where its needed, but
> have it off by default on the older machines where it has a
> good chance of causing problems.
Linux checks the date of the BIOS (or ACPI table, I don't know
exactly) and if it's too old it doesn't use it. Maybe we could do
something like that by default.
Manuel Bouyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference