Re: sonypc with Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1VP

From: Ismail Donmez
Date: Wed Sep 27 2006 - 03:50:07 EST

27 Eyl 2006 Ãar 09:04 tarihinde, Len Brown ÅunlarÄ yazmÄÅtÄ:
> > > Will sony_acpi ever make it to the mainline? Its very useful for new
> > > Vaio models.
> Nope, not as it is. Useful != supportable.
> 1. It must not create any files under /proc/acpi
> This is creating a machine-specific API, which
> is exactly what we don't want Nobody can maintain
> 50 machine specific APIs.
> These objects must appear generic and under sysfs
> as if acpi were not involved in providing them.
> 2. its source code shall not live in drivers/acpi
> it is not part of the ACPI implementation after all --
> it is a platform specific driver.

Is there a such example code under kernel now, so one could look at it and fix
sony_acpi driver.


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