(BTW, read the ACPI 2.0 spec - it's a lot better)
ACPI is meant to abstract the OS from all the "magic numbers". It's very
possible to do things in a platform-specific way, but if you want to handle
all platforms, you'd end up with something ACPI-like.
> Back in the real world, some people using ACPI BIOSes (e.g. owners of
> recent Sony Vaio boxes like my C1VE) are finding that the legacy APM
> support is losing when they try to do things like suspend to disk. A
> minimalist ACPI implementation could be just the ticket...
We're working on this. The major issue now is device power management.
Regards -- Andy
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