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    Default Linux Developers Jump Quickly On ACPI 5.1, Helps Out ARM

    Phoronix: Linux Developers Jump Quickly On ACPI 5.1, Helps Out ARM

    Fresh off the release of ACPI 5.1 by the UEFI Forum, Linux developers are updating their support against this latest revision to the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface. In particular, ACPI 5.1 is supposed to help out ARM...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTc0OTA

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    How many ARM boards are running on UEFI? This sounds really counterintuitive. If anything there should be a push for coreboot or openfirmware at the very least on ARM. I wonder what Mark Shuttleworth has to say about this? If anyone's curious http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/1332 is what I'm referencing. I really hope UEFI stays as an x86 thing, just look at all the drama Microsoft and secure boot has caused. No thanks!

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    i believe the sole reason acpi and uefi exist for arm/arm64 is windows. arm wants windows available on arm/arm64 as well, and
    it'll be a freezing cold year in hell before ms is going to entangle the windows kernel from all the bios/acpi crap.

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    Am I supposed to know what ACPI is without googling it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaprikawn View Post
    Am I supposed to know what ACPI is without googling it?
    You could always read the article, since there's a link to it in the first post already.

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    Fresh off the release of ACPI 5.1 by the UEFI Forum, Linux developers are updating their support against this latest revision to the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaprikawn View Post
    Am I supposed to know what ACPI is without googling it?
    Unlike most abbreviated terms on this site, ACPI is a pretty common one. Not knowing it is kind of the same idea as not knowing what SCSI is - doesn't mean you are directly involved with it on a regular basis but most people in the computer field have heard of it and have a general idea of what it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaprikawn View Post
    Am I supposed to know what ACPI is without googling it?
    If you're interested enough to read this site, yeah, you should know what ACPI is without resorting to google.

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    Why ACPI? isn't ACPI a complete mess? Who hasn't had a bug related to ACPI?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaprikawn View Post
    Am I supposed to know what ACPI is without googling it?
    Really? Shall we explain what IDE and SATA are? How about USB? Maybe BIOS? Jeez.

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