ACPI "blacklist" question

Oliver Fromme olli at
Wed Sep 17 11:47:21 UTC 2008


I have recently updated a machine to 7-stable.
ACPI doesn't seem to work correctly on this machine.
With earlier versions of FreeBSD (including the latest
RELENG_6), I got this line in dmesg:

   ACPI disabled by blacklist.  Contact your BIOS vendor.

And everything was fine.  The box runs perfectly well
with ACPI disabled.  (I can't get a BIOS update because
the mainboard is too old.)

When I updated to RELENG_7 a few days ago, the above line
did _not_ appear anymore, and the machine didn't proceed
to boot, so I had to travel to the console.  :-(
After disabling ACPI manually via boot.conf hint, it is
up and running fine again.

Now i'm wondering:   Has the ACPI blacklist been removed
intentionally, or is this a regression?  Certainly I did
not find any mentioning of it in UPDATING or anywhere

Best regards

PS:  This is a Gigabyte GA-6BXD board with two Celeron-466
processors on it.  Apart from not wanting ACPI it is rock-
solid, and I expect it to be in production for DNS, packet
filtering, mail backup and small web server for at least
another 10 years.

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