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Bug#251023: mkinitrd is already adapted to add the DSDT

hi there

I am very interested in patches for custom DSDT support (I own
an ASUS notebook which has a broken DSDT, so ACPI suspend does not work;
and there is a fixed DSDT in acpi.sf.net that I would love to try);

I hope that they would accepted in Debian's shipped kernel
(see bug 251023).

So I want to point a very important fact: the command /usr/sbin/mkinitrd
in Debian Sarge already supports those patches: at the end it 
sports the lines

if [ -e /etc/mkinitrd/DSDT ]; then
       echo -n "INITRDDSDT123DSDT123" >>${initrd_file}
       cat /etc/mkinitrd/DSDT >>${initrd_file}

so the Debian user would just need to put the fixed DSDT in 
 /etc/mkinitrd/DSDT and it would be included in mkinitrd, and ....
(as soon as the patch is accepted in default Debian kernels)....
it would be loaded at startup: easy and clean.

I guess that for the above mkinitrd snippet , we would need the patch 
(for kernel >= 2.6.9 )  and the patch 
(for kernel == 2.6.10 )

Unfortunately this  last patch fails on the standard kernel in Sarge, that is
2.6.8 ... I will need to look into it .. 


Andrea Mennucc
 "Ukn ow,Ifina llyfixe dmysp acebar.ohwh atthef"

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