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Re: [PATCH 0/5] ACPI: Add _OST support for ACPI hotplug

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On Fri, 2012-04-13 at 12:34 -0600, Shuah Khan wrote:
> > I would like to explain more detail about my testing.  Unlike other ACPI
> > methods, the functionality of _OST method is not defined by the spec.
> > It is all up to the firmware implementation.  
> 
> A good reason why this patch requires more testing than on simulated
> firmware code that is based on one single firmware implementation.

Thanks Shuah for the guidance.  Do they summarize your point properly?

1. Testing a new feature on simulated / virtualized environment alone is
not sufficient.

2. Pre-enablement of a new feature is not allowed.

3. Contributing code that supports a new feature shall wait until there
are multiple firmware implementations available for the testing.

I like clear guidance, but this may be challenging for emerging
features.
-Toshi 


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