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Re: FTBFS for illegal archs

Simon Richter <sjr@debian.org> wrote:

> Matthew Garrett schrieb:
>| The Pegasos doesn't support ACPI - it has no ACPI tables anywhere in its
>| firmware.
> I am aware of that. That is what is on my list. Enabling support in the
> kernel should be trivial after that.

Ah, you want to add ACPI tables to the firmware? Right.

>| To the best of my knowledge, it has nothing that approximates
>| it either. ACPI is a specification for setting up interrupts, hardware
>| management and putting an entire machine to sleep. In the general case,
>| it has nothing to do with power management of individual devices.
> ACPI also handles individual devices. You can put individual devices
> into one of three sleep levels and get them back, at least in theory.
> This may help a lot with graphics boards, as some have the super-secret
> init sequence as AML in their SSDT.

Mm? PCI devices can be put in power states without needing ACPI, and
it's far more useful to teach the drivers to reinitialise them. The
kernel already has a power interface that doesn't require ACPI.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59-chiark.mail.debian.devel@srcf.ucam.org

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