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From: Len Brown <lenb@kernel.org>
To: Pavel Machek <pavel@ucw.cz>
Cc: kernel list <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Linux-pm mailing list <linux-pm@lists.osdl.org>,
	Carlos Corbacho <carlos@strangeworlds.co.uk>,
	linux-acpi@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: ACPI_WMI: worst config description of all times
Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2008 17:27:38 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <200802071727.38743.lenb@kernel.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20080207214715.GA15211@elf.ucw.cz>

On Thursday 07 February 2008 16:47, Pavel Machek wrote:
> 
> See? It even has completely useless help text.
> 
> Does WMI stand for Windows Management Instrumentation? It is some
> server management feature? What is it good for?

Thank you for the feedback, Pavel.

There is an additional patch which creates
Documentation/acpi/wmi.txt, but I witheld it from
this batch because it needs to be revised.
If you are not subscribed to the linux-acpi list
you can find it here:

http://marc.info/?l=linux-acpi&m=120217838010224&w=2

Clearly we neeed to update the Kconfig doc as well when
we revise and push that patch.

-Len

ps. the answers to your questions are "yes" and "see NOTE" below.

>   WMI (EXPERIMENTAL) (ACPI_WMI) [N/m/y/?] (NEW) ?
> 
> This driver adds support for the ACPI-WMI mapper device (PNP0C14)
> found on some systems.
> 
> NOTE: You will need another driver or userspace application on top of
> this to actually use anything defined in the ACPI-WMI mapper.
> 
> 

  reply	other threads:[~2008-02-07 22:28 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 15+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-02-07 21:47 Pavel Machek
2008-02-07 22:27 ` Len Brown [this message]
2008-02-07 22:34   ` Pavel Machek
2008-02-07 23:18     ` Carlos Corbacho
2008-02-07 23:33       ` Ray Lee
2008-02-07 23:51         ` Carlos Corbacho
2008-02-08  0:12           ` Ray Lee
2008-02-08  0:27             ` Carlos Corbacho
2008-02-08  6:53               ` Pavel Machek
2008-02-08  9:37                 ` Carlos Corbacho
2008-02-08  1:19             ` Carlos Corbacho
2008-02-08  1:38               ` Ray Lee
2008-02-08  2:02                 ` Carlos Corbacho
2008-02-08  5:43                   ` Len Brown
2008-02-08  5:26               ` Len Brown

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