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 AdamW on Mon 24th Oct 2005 07:43 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Erm..."
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The problem with ACPI implementations is that everyone is implementing it. The hardware manufacturer and the operating system are both 'implementing' the ACPI standard. The problem is that it's just not a very well designed standard, and it's entirely possible for everyon to do a reasonable approximation of 'implementing' the ACPI standard, and then find that their bits don't work with each other. Of course, all the hardware manufacturers usually care about is whether their implementation works with Microsoft's implementation...even if it doesn't work with Linux's, or BSD's, or Syllable's.

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