On Thu, 18 Oct 2007 13:06:21 -0400
Mark Lord <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
No, it actually does violate the spec. Feel free to read it yourself.
We are not supposed to do Native PCIe without first successfully executing
OSC. Period. If you do, you are violating the spec.
that's because the other OS probably uses ACPI based hotplug. As anyone
will tell you the arguement "well, it works fine on X" is bogus, because
often vendors will put workarounds in the drivers or in the case of ACPI
the point is that we don't know why they left it out. I know specifically
of hardware where they left it out on PURPOSE because they don't want people
to use it. Maybe your hardware is behaving fine, maybe it will break on
you eventually after you use it, maybe not, but I've already got specific
examples of broken hardware, so we will not do this.