[coreboot] Remove GENERATE_ACPI_TABLES

mrnuke mr.nuke.me at gmail.com
Tue Jan 7 00:12:58 CET 2014

On Monday, January 06, 2014 07:52:20 PM Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko 
> By now most boards and OS don't run correctly if ACPI tables are not
> supplied. Ability by user to enable/disable their generation is just
> increasing configuration matrix for no benefit. So I propose to hardwire

You mean you haven't found a need for it in your recent use cases. I don't 
think this can be used to generalize for all boards, and is most certainly a 
naive proposal for ARM boards. So you end up depending this shit on ARCH_x86, 
then ARM adds ACPI, then it again makes sense to HAVE_ACPI_TABLES, but only 
for ARM, so now we make it depend on ARCH_ARM, and we get a clusterfuck by the 
end of the day.
At the end of it all, you are proposing to take away a freedom that has hurt 
no-one. -2. I can't see the justification.

> I feel like in current config there are too many options of kind "Do you
> want a working system? (y/n)" and they should be hardwired to right
> answer rather than adding configuration.
Flashing coreboot is a minefield of these questions: "Do you want to brick your 
system? (ok/cancel)". You can't make it fool proof, and nanny-state-ing users 
is not the solution. Provide sane defaults.


P.S. If you don't know what you're doing, you will brick your board, no matter 
how many coreboot condoms you wear.

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