sio => uart: one port is gone

Andriy Gapon avg at
Mon Sep 15 16:47:43 UTC 2008

on 15/09/2008 19:41 Marcel Moolenaar said the following:
> So, if you compile acpi(4) as a module, you must compile all
> it's depending drivers as modules as well. Or you compile acpi
> into the kernel...

I understand the logic, but OTOH uart can work without acpi too, so it's 
not a strict dependency.
Also, this (acpi dependency) doesn't seem to be documented.

Anyway, I understand the issue now, thank you!

>> From /sys/i386/conf/NOTES (RELENG_7):
>> # Note that building ACPI into the kernel is deprecated; the module is
>> # normally loaded automatically by the loader.
> Just another bogus note. Compiling ACPI into the kernel is
> not deprecated, because it's required for at least ia64 and
> I think for amd64 as well.

Just a remark: such a note doesn't appear in amd64 NOTES, only in i386.

Andriy Gapon

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