[lm-sensors] Could the k8temp driver be interfering with ACPI?

Pavel Machek pavel at ucw.cz
Fri Mar 2 15:22:56 CET 2007


> > The DSDT code clearly can't touch the hardware itself - hardware access 
> > is carried out by the kernel. If we can identify cases where ACPI reads 
> > and writes would touch resources claimed by other drivers, that would be 
> > a good starting point for working out what's going on.
> I'm not familiar with APCI at all so I didn't know, but what you write
> here brings some hope. Would it be possible to parse all the DSDT code
> at boot time and deduce all the ports which ACPI would need to request
> to be safe?

I'm afraid it is about as hard as disassembling SMM BIOS to figure out
what it accesses.

> > Of course, this ignores the case where the DSDT just traps into SMM 
> > code. That one is clearly unsolvable.
> Yeah, SMM is an even more complex problem :(
> Do we know in advance when we are going to SMM mode and back? If we

SMM is often invoked by timer, AC unplug, etc.
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