On Thu, 2016-10-13 at 14:55 +0200, Paul Bolle wrote:
> On Thu, 2016-10-13 at 15:44 +0300, Luca Coelho wrote:
> > Even though there is apparently something wrong with this part of the
> > ACPI table on you laptop, since it doesn't match our specifications.
> > In any case, it's mostly harmless.
> Would a correct implementation by Dell have any benefits for the users
> of these laptops? In other words: should I bother somehow contacting
> Dell and point them to this discussion in order to have them fix this?
This value provides a way for the OEM to fine tune the power budget of
the device. This is (usually) used to prevent parts of the platform
from getting too hot. We have a certain default that is good enough
for most cases. If Dell didn't want to set proper limits for this
device, it probably means that it is not a concern. Dell does set
these values correctly for other platforms.
So, I guess it's up to you if you want to clarify this with them. This
could be some default "blank" values when they don't want to change