Speaker Kristen Carlson Accardi, Intel
Time 2007-01-18 09:00
Conference LCA2007

Not just for oceans anymore.

http://linuxfirmwarekit.org/

Hotplug

ACPI

  • ACPI routes events to driver
  • 600+ pages in specification
  • sends event for docking/undocking
  • DSDT table
  • Bus check event
  • Device check event
  • Eject event
  • EJO/EJE - hotpluggable
  • _DCK - dock

DST

Cold docking

  • supported in 2.6.20 (best)

Warm docking

  • suspend to disk first may not be supported
  • broken in fact

removable drive bay - supported in 2.6.21

User space notifications - after 2.6.18

UDEV rules

SATA - no special ACPI support required (unlike PATA)