Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 23rd Oct 2005 13:49 UTC
Syllable, AtheOS "I have started to port the linux ACPI subsystem because ACPI is becoming more important now and slowly replaces subsystems like the pci routing table, multi-processor table and apm. The Linux ACPI code is based on the os independent intel reference implementation and so the port has been very easy (and fast to do) so far. Currently the ACPI busmanager contains the basic acpi code (about 90% of the code)."
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RE[3]: Erm...
by rayiner on Sun 23rd Oct 2005 19:37 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Erm..."
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I'd suggest reverse engineering the implementation all manufacturers test with.

That'd be the Windows one. Good luck reverse-engineering that piece of crap.*

*) No, "piece of crap" is not too harsh. NVIDIA and ATI manage to build implementations of OpenGL compatible with SGI's reference implementation. The fact that Microsoft's isn't compatible with Intel's reference implementation (when ACPI is an Intel technology!) suggests that their programmers are either too stupid to implement the spec properly, or too arrogant to care.

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