Re: [PATCH] apci: dump slit

From: Andi Kleen
Date: Fri Sep 12 2008 - 17:27:10 EST

> 1.) what guarantees that we reach user space ?

Broken SLITs don't prevent booting.

> 2) If it is _valuable_ information which we can gather via kernel
> output, then it is much more conveniant than asking the user to type
> whatevercryptictoolcommandline and provide the output.

Yes excellent point. Should we dump the complete ACPI tables?
Do you prefer hexdump or do we need a ASL disassembler?
Also complete SMBIOS? Also the legacy mptables of course too.
And all the EFI methods. Ideally a disassembly of the complete BIOS.
Did I miss anything?

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