> > Cool. On some machine, thermal management requires Embedded Controller I/O.
> > Anybody working on this?
> Yeah. I just discovered that I need this.
> I haven't look at how operation regions are handled, so I'm not sure how
> hard it's going to be to implement the hooks necessary for this.
Some VAIOs, ThinkPads require this too, luckily my PORTEGE doesn't.
I can test the thermal management code earlier :-)
> There is another major problem here too.
> Some complete idiot in the ACPI team decided that the "right" way to
> implement hysteresis for the temperature settings was to have the system
> send a Notify(zone, 0x80) to the thermal zone and then have it re-parse
> it's AML to discover new settings. This means that you need to keep a
> pointer to the *original* location of the AML for at least some methods
> inside a thermal zone, if not the entire zone itself.
> My laptop does this too. 8(
PowerResource code keeps pointers to the PowerResource objects, then
finds a pointer to methods of the object dynamically. Can we do it in
similar way for thermal management?
> I haven't looked at the ACPICA code yet, but it wouldn't surprise me if
> all the embedded controller stuff is already supported there. How bad do
> you think it's going to be to make it work? You've already looked at the
> modifications that the Linux people have made - were they just bug fixes,
> or are there serious problems with the code?
I didn't read closer, but I couldn't find any embedded controller
stuff in both linux-2.4.0-test8 and acpica-unix-20000901 except for
definitions in header files.
Subsystem/Include/acinterp.h:AcpiAmlEmbeddedControllerSpaceHandler in acpica,
drivers/acpi/include/interp.h:acpi_aml_embedded_controller_space_handler in linux.
I guess this function will be implemented in interpreter/amregion.c in future.
Last time I compared only few files and found many differences between
them not only for naming. I think these two used the same code
originally, but enhanced separately. Now that it's difficult to
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