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Re: HEAD'S UP on ACPI work

From: YONETANI Tomokazu <qhwt+dragonfly-kernel@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2004 12:55:42 +0900


On Fri, Feb 20, 2004 at 11:10:51PM -0800, Matthew Dillon wrote:
>     I'm about 1/3 of the way through bringing in the FreeBSD-5 ACPI code.
>     The first 1/3 consisted of bringing in additional bus configuration
>     methods from FreeBSD-5, bringing in the FreeBSD-5 ACPICA build 
>     infrastructure, and importing the Intel acpica dist.  That is what
>     I've just committed.
>     The old, existing acpica code is still in there and working like you
>     expect.  No defaults have been changed and none defaults will be 
>     changed for at least a few weeks.
>     The acpica5 code will build, but the module will NOT yet load.  I have
>     a bunch more work to do before the module will work properly.  I need
>     to separate the APIC code from the SMP code so APIC support can be
>     built without SMP support, I need to make SMP builds work on UP
>     machines rather then panic, and I need to deal with the ACPICA module's
>     interactions with the APIC.  I probably also have to bring in a bit more
>     of the FreeBSD-5 PCI bus code.

What's the current status on this? If someone is working on this, I'll wait
rather than submitting a patch to make the old existing acpi a module and
add some acpi sub modules like acpi_toshiba, because new code has both.


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