Bari Ari bari at
Tue Jun 1 10:50:01 CEST 2004

Stefan Reinauer wrote:

> Hi,
> one thing that is generically missing in LinuxBIOS' ACPI implementation
> is the detailed system description table (DSDT The part telling whether 
> there is a lid and how detect whether it is open or closed)
> The DSDT is written in ASL which is compiled to AML bytecode using an
> ASL compiler (ie. Intel's iasl) Thus, a LinuxBIOS port implementing a
> DSDT needs either to come with a precompiled DSDT or it needs an
> installed ASL compiler. What is the preferred default behaviour? Do we
> want to add ASL source code or rather have something that keeps the
> build requirements for those boards as small as possible. 
> Or we can pack both the ASL and AML version of the DSDT and have the 
> build process use the precompiled code only. This on the other hand
> requires developers to take care that they check in a new binary version
> when they change something to the ASL code. CVS is not doing too well
> with binary stuff.. 
> Opinions?

Some links on ASL and DSDT:


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