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

Moore, Robert robert.moore at intel.com
Fri Mar 9 21:56:45 CET 2007


Included the Intel ACPI spec representative.

I have heard that Windows is somehow restricting the ports and memory
locations that are accessible via AML; I don't know any of the details.
Also, there are fears of an "AML virus" attacking the machine.

Bob


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Pavel Machek [mailto:pavel at ucw.cz]
> Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2007 11:19 PM
> To: Moore, Robert
> Cc: Jean Delvare; Matthew Garrett; Chuck Ebbert; Rudolf Marek; linux-
> acpi at vger.kernel.org; linux-kernel; lm-sensors at lm-sensors.org
> Subject: Re: [lm-sensors] Could the k8temp driver be interfering with
> ACPI?
> 
> Hi!
> 
> > Port (and memory) addresses can be dynamically generated by the AML
code
> > and thus, there is no way that the ACPI subsystem can statically
predict
> > any addresses that will be accessed by the AML.
> 
> Can you take this as a wishlist item?
> 
> It would be nice if next version of acpi specs supported table
> 
> 'AML / SMM BIOS will access these ports'
> 
> ...so we can get it correct with acpi4 or something..?
> 
> 							Pavel
> 
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