On Tuesday, 24 June 2008 at 18:05, Joshua C. wrote:
I had a serios problems with my bios and at the end it was the dsdt
table that was broken. this gave me alot of kernel panics untill i
figured it out. Now I have to recompile the kernel every time a new
one goes out in order to put in my custom dsdt table and enable it.
this takes about 30 min and I cannot use any of the devel kernels.
There is, however, a kernel patch at gaugusch.at/kernel.shtml which
enables the kernel to load a custom dsdt table from the initrd. and
this is alot faster than the previous method with the kernel
Will it be possible for this patch to go in the mainstream fedora
This has already been discussed and the answer was no:
Actually these bug reports should be marked as duplicates.
Some other distros are using it and I don't see any reason why
fedora shouldn't use it either. I know this kind of tainting the
kernel is "dangerous" but it is the only way for user (like me)
with broken bios/dsdt table to run their kernels. And because lots
of bioses are tested only on windows there are no other way than
inserting a custom dsdt for linux.
Any sugestions or downsides of this method that can prove the
exclusion of this patch from the mainstream fedora kernel?
Quoting Dave Jones (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=169014#c2
| I've already explained this several times already.
| The only way this is going into the fedora kernel is via upstream.
| If users start manipulating their DSDTs, and getting panics etc, they file bugs
| here, and would 'neglect' to say how they hacked their dsdt's
| It's a support nightmare waiting to happen.
So there you go.
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