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From: Pavel Machek <pavel@ucw.cz>
To: Len Brown <lenb@kernel.org>
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 23:34:55 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20080207223455.GB6096@elf.ucw.cz> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <200802071727.38743.lenb@kernel.org>

On Thu 2008-02-07 17:27:38, Len Brown wrote:
> 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.

 +ACPI-WMI mapping driver
 +
 +Copyright (C) 2007-2008 Carlos Corbacho <carlos@strangeworlds.co.uk>
 +
 +Updated: 5th February 2008
 +
 +1) About this guide
 +
 +This guide is a basic introduction on how to interact with the ACPI-WMI mapper
 +driver in the kernel - it presumes you already have a basic knowledge of
 +ACPI-WMI, ACPI and the hardware you are writing the driver for.
 +
 +2) What is ACPI-WMI
 +
 +At its simplest, ACPI-WMI is a proprietary extension to the ACPI specification
 +from Microsoft to allow WMI (their implementation of WBEM) to access
 +instrumentation data and methods in ACPI from userspace, via the ACPI _HID
 +device PNP0C14.
 +
 +3) What is the ACPI-WMI mapper
 +
 +The Linux ACPI-WMI driver is the implementation of this mapper for Linux.

Yes, please. This needs translation into plain english.

What is WBEM, in plain terms? What is it good for?
									Pavel
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  reply	other threads:[~2008-02-07 22:35 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
2008-02-07 22:34   ` Pavel Machek [this message]
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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