Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 110511
Load DSDT from initrd
Last modified: 2008-06-24 13:43:01 EDT
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Description of problem:
The DSDT (Differentiated System Description Table) often needs to be
overridden because of broken BIOS implementations. If you want to use
a customized DSDT you have to recompile the whole kernel as described
on Intel's ACPI pages. But there is a kernel patch to make it
possible to load DSDT from initial ramdisk (initrd).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Created attachment 96090 [details]
This patch make it possible to add DSDT to initrd by mkinitrd
Created attachment 96396 [details]
The kernel patch to load the DSDT from initrd (for kernel 2.4.22-1.2129)
I've been using this patch since long ago and it's really handy.
I've added to the src.rpm of kernel-2.4.22-1.2129 as patch 900 without any
The original site of the patch for both 2.4 and 2.6:
I'd much rather see something worked out upstream with the ACPI
maintainers than take some new functionality which may eventually
differ from upstream.
*** Bug 169014 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 140215 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***