Feature #2962


Upgrade of acpica from 20110527 to 20120320

Added by Gary Mills over 9 years ago. Updated almost 5 years ago.

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I've mostly completed the upgrade of acpica from versions 20110527 to 20120320. Although this change upgrades 208 files, most of these are taken unchanged from the Intel distribution. The new acpica includes full support for the ACPI 5.0 specification. I'm filing this report now in case somebody else is planning to do the same upgrade.

Actions #2

Updated by Rich Lowe over 9 years ago

The tricky bit here is suspend/resume (with Joyent don't need to care about), getting that right last time took a number of people quite an amount of time and stress.

Actions #3

Updated by Gary Mills over 9 years ago

As far as I know, I didn't touch anything to do with suspend/resume. Any fixes in that area should still be there. My intent was to determine why acpica fails to detect COM3 on my Tyan motherboard. COM3 is present in the DSDT table. I hoped (in vain as it turned out) that an upgrade to acpica would solve the problem.

Should I proceed with this RFE or let somebody else do it?

Actions #4

Updated by Rich Lowe over 9 years ago

The suspend resume code interacts with ACPI, seemingly regardless of you actually changing it (or appearing to need to).

Yuri, and Gordon put the most effort into keeping it working last time and would know more.

I don't see any reason you shouldn't continue, but finding people to test S/R for you could be a challenge (again, Gordon and Yuri were most useful last time).

Actions #5

Updated by Yuri Pankov over 9 years ago

Actually, I didn't help at all for the suspend/resume stuff, it didn't and it doesn't work on my laptop, just was helping to fix small annoyances with the EC driver attach.

Back to the topic.. Garry, if you don't want to handle this, I can try to do it.

Actions #6

Updated by Gary Mills over 9 years ago

I've already done all the work, except for fixing copyright notices and checking `cstyle'. I'm certainly willing to complete the project, as long as there's some chance it will be accepted.

Actions #7

Updated by Yuri Pankov over 9 years ago

I just wanted to add iasl as well as some other shipped utils to the list..

Actions #8

Updated by Yuri Pankov about 9 years ago

Gary, is there anything to try/test yet?

Actions #9

Updated by Yuri Pankov almost 5 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed

Not going to happen, superseded by #4498.


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