[PATCH v5 18/18] Documentation: ACPI for ARM64

Arnd Bergmann arnd at arndb.de
Tue Jan 6 06:05:12 PST 2015

On Tuesday 06 January 2015 11:29:29 Catalin Marinas wrote:
> > >> We will work on this both on ASWG and linux ACPI driver side, as Dong
> > >> and Charles pointed out, _OSI things can be solved in ACPI spec, when
> > >> that is done, we can modify the kernel driver to fix the problems above.
> > >
> > > Which driver?
> > 
> > the ACPICA core driver as you suggested, sorry for the confusion.
> > 
> > > What about ACPI_OS_NAME? Would you suggest it is fine to report
> > > "Microsoft Windows NT" on an ARM system? That _OS_ not _OSI.
> > 
> > No, not at all. I prefer "Linux"
> > In include/acpi/acconfig.h, when ACPI_OS_NAME defined, it says:
> > "OS name, used for the _OS object.  The _OS object is essentially
> > obsolete,..."
> > for some legacy reasons, we needed  "Microsoft Windows NT", but ACPI
> > for ARM64 on linux is totally new, I think we can change it to
> > "Linux" when CONFIG_ARM64 as you suggested.
> We could ignore this change for now if we don't expect the _OS object to
> be used at all. But do we have any other way to check the AML code for
> this? Would FWTS catch such obsolete cases?

How about just leaving it out? It's clearly not used for anything
good, so I don't see the point in passing either Linux or "Microsoft
Windows NT" here.


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