OpenBSD Journal

BSDTalk #195 - Mike Larkin (and ACPI)

Contributed by jason on from the aggressively-complex-poop-interface dept.

In another BSDTalk interview we missed from last year, Will Backman interviews Mike Larkin (mlarkin@) about his work with ACPI in OpenBSD. In contrast to other operating systems (predominantly using Intel's code), OpenBSD has a simple, independent implementation of ACPI. Mike talks about the challenges they've experienced working with AML parsers, poor hardware implementations, lackluster compliance to the ACPI "standard", and how users can help by providing good test feedback.

Episode 195 can be downloaded in either ogg or mp3 formats.

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  1. By brynet (Brynet) on

    This was a good talk, not a lot of people realize or appreciate the fact that OpenBSD has an independent ACPI implementation, a little diversity is good.


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