[discuss] Re: [LinuxBIOS] NUMA support for dual core Opteron

Ronald G. Minnich rminnich at lanl.gov
Thu Jul 14 21:04:26 CEST 2005

On Thu, 14 Jul 2005, Andi Kleen wrote:

> However you'll likely need ACPI for other reasons anyways, e.g. for
> better power saving.

bummer. What the BIOS vendors are doing (to lock in proprietary BIOS, some
say)  is making ACPI tables copyright the BIOS vendor, not the motherboard 
vendor. So LinuxBIOS will have to reverse engineer their own, somehow. 

Shame we can't free ourselves of ACIP a bit. Oh well.


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