Subject: Re: RFC: est.c driver synced with OpenBSD.
To: Quentin Garnier <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 09/01/2006 09:11:48
On Fri, 1 Sep 2006 14:42:14 +0200, Quentin Garnier <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> The ACPI table doesn't always have information about that, anyway. For
> example, a lot of desktop CPUs support EST, but you never find
> information in the APCI table because the motherboard maker simply
> doesn't control what CPU you put in it. Also, I was surprised but the
> table in Simon's laptop doesn't contain that information either. So
> even if we had the few bits to get the information from the ACPI table,
> we'd still need static tables for other situations.
Thanks -- I'm reassured.
--Steven M. Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb