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Re: Custom DSDT Table in the fedora kernel at boot time



On Wed, 25 Jun 2008 04:42:24 +0200 Eric Sandeen
<sandeen redhat com> wrote:
>Joshua C. wrote:
>
>> ok guys,
>>
>> then it is up to whether the patch is "clean" enough to go in
>the
>> mainstream kernel.
>
>Yes, that is basically it.
>
>> I think the decision about a custom dsdt table in the kernel has
>
>> been taken long time ago. and the answer is the option that
>enables
>> the kernel to load a custom table. what the patch does is that
>it
>> pospones the loading of the table until the initram is loaded.
>so
>> the custom dsdt can be read from it.
>>
>> If someone thinks the patch isn't good enough, then he should
>> suggest his own patch. but for now this is the only one
>available.
>> Either in the kernel or in the initram, in both cases we can
>load
>> our custom dsdt table. the only difference is that the kernel
>> recompilation takes about 30 mins (compared to the 2mins for the
>
>> repacking of the initram). I really don't see any objections to
>> simplifying this process.
>>
>> Please, prove me wrong, but I'm just trying to make it easier to
>
>> run linux on my machine. And the patch simlifies this process.
>
>There's really nothing to prove.  Fedora isn't in the business of
>maintaining patches not in upstream for long periods of time; it
>hurts
>Fedora because of the maintenance load, and it hurts the kernel in
>general because the problem isn't being fixed at the source.
>
>So if there's something you need, find a way to help it get
>upstream.
>
>Probably the best thing you could do would be to email the patch
>author,
>test the patch he plans to submit next time, and when he does,
>chime in
>with the fact that it works well for you.  If people have concerns
>about
>ways it might break, see if you can break it in those ways, etc.
>
>I do understand that the functionality provided by the patch makes
>your
>life easier, but these things have to be done in maintainable
>ways.  It
>looks like there's a decent chance the patch will be upstream
>soon, then
>we can all be happy.  :)
>
>-Eric
>
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I tried it (v.0.9) and it worked for me without any issues.

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