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

From: Nate Lawson <nate_at_root.org>
Date: 2004-09-14 08:19:29
Gerald Pfeifer wrote:
> 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 properly 
>>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 SLES9 
> kernel so far, I'm a bit sceptical that many (if any) ia64 machines are 
> affected.

The only ones I've seen have been i386.  One was a broken irq routing 
mechanism in the !windows case.  It's likely the case that there are no 
broken ia64 machines.  But it's also likely that no ia64 systems read 
\_OS so why should it matter what we put there?  I agree with Len, if 
you need to key off something OS-specific for Linux, use \_OSI.

-- 
Nate
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