> But we don't have the full ACPI interpreter up in the early part of > the kernel. All these 'early' devices have their own setup/config > which is the source of the issue. Or maybe I am wrong about the full > interpreter and the early drivers are just not taking advantage of the > ACPI device binding?
In very early boot with serial console you just have to pray. No change there. Once ACPI comes up you however have the information to populate everything and configure correctly. So it should work fine except for kernel hackers trying to do early boot debug, which is a small (but important) cornercase ? Alan