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From: Carlos Corbacho <carlos@strangeworlds.co.uk>
To: "Ray Lee" <ray-lk@madrabbit.org>
Cc: "Pavel Machek" <pavel@ucw.cz>, "Len Brown" <lenb@kernel.org>,
	"kernel list" <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	"Linux-pm mailing list" <linux-pm@lists.osdl.org>,
	linux-acpi@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: ACPI_WMI: worst config description of all times
Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2008 23:51:31 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <200802072351.32521.carlos@strangeworlds.co.uk> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <2c0942db0802071533l5c3b98fel90946b73f8a9586b@mail.gmail.com>

On Thursday 07 February 2008 23:33:54 Ray Lee wrote:
> Do you have list of hardware/platforms that require this feature to
> get the hardware to work? (acer abc123, tcm1100 xyz)

I have a very long list of Acer laptops that are supported - which is far too 
long, and changes on far too much of a regular basis to put in there.

Perhaps adding something like "This driver is also a required dependency to 
build the firmware specific drivers needed for many laptops, including Acer 
and HP machines"?

(There's currently another ACPI-WMI based driver in development related to 
more HP laptops, and acer-wmi also supports a handful of non-Acer laptops).

I don't think explaining what WMI is, and how ACPI-WMI is related to it is 
that useful in Kconfig here; so I agree that further elaborating on the 'why' 
this should be enabled is definitely worth doing.

> Better, if there are kernel drivers that require this (and currently
> only those drivers), then have those kernel drivers enable ACPI WMI,

Wouldn't that require 'select' though, and I'm led to believe that's seriously 
frowned upon these days?

-Carlos
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  reply	other threads:[~2008-02-07 23:51 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
2008-02-07 23:18     ` Carlos Corbacho
2008-02-07 23:33       ` Ray Lee
2008-02-07 23:51         ` Carlos Corbacho [this message]
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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