RE: [ACPI] [PATCH] restore _OS object to "Linux" for ia64

From: Moore, Robert <>
Date: 2004-09-14 08:11:29
I don't know what the specific machines were.  There was lots of
discussion on the Linux/ACPI list before we did this.  I think they were
all 32-bit machines, however.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gerald Pfeifer []
> Sent: Monday, September 13, 2004 2:30 PM
> To: Moore, Robert
> Cc: Brown, Len; Alex Williamson;; ACPI
> Developers
> Subject: RE: [ACPI] [PATCH] restore _OS object to "Linux" for ia64
> On Mon, 13 Sep 2004, Moore, Robert wrote:
> > Not only is the !Windows code path apparently untested for the most
> > part, we have discovered many machines that simply do not work
> > unless we report "Microsoft Windows NT" for the _OS string.
> Can you name some of these (broken) systems?
> Given that we apparently did not encounter this with our 2.6.5-based
> kernel so far, I'm a bit sceptical that many (if any) ia64 machines
> affected.
> Gerald
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