ACPI mpsafe patch for testing
marcel at xcllnt.net
Thu Aug 12 12:12:41 PDT 2004
On Thu, Aug 12, 2004 at 11:59:49AM -0700, Nate Lawson wrote:
> For ia64, I was most concerned about alignment issues. So anything (UP
> or SMP) that exercises code paths is helpful. The only SMP-specific
> things to test are power-off on shutdown. Run it a bunch of times to be
> sure that it continues to work. Note this isn't in the acpi locking
> path but ACPI-CA has its own locks which are now not redundantly covered
> by Giant. It has been running this way in Linux for a year or so.
> Still, it's good to have that test coverage too.
Ok, will do. I probably won't have it done by the time you planned to
commit this, but given current results I suggest you don't wait...
Marcel Moolenaar USPA: A-39004 marcel at xcllnt.net
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