ACPI mpsafe patch for testing

Marcel Moolenaar marcel at
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

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