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Legality of analysing DSDT table



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Hello,
I am working on some bug in Linux kernel that is probably somehow related to ACPI.
Would it be legal if a bug reporter in India sent me his DSDT table and I
would then decompile and analyse it?

ACPI tables are part of the BIOS / UEFI. They are placed in the memory at boot
and the BIOS / UEFI makes their location known to the OS.
The DSDT table "[...] is a major ACPI table and is used to describe what
peripherals the machine has. Also holds information on PCI IRQ mappings and
power management. For example when powering down by the OS, it should find the
_S5 object which describes how to do that."
(http://wiki.osdev.org/DSDT)
It also AFAIK contains some code that is designed to run in a special kind of
a virtual machine.

Greetings,
Mateusz Jończyk
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