Commit 14f03343 authored by Jean DELVARE's avatar Jean DELVARE Committed by Len Brown
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ACPI: Clarify resource conflict message

The message "ACPI: Device needs an ACPI driver" is misleading. The
device _may_ need an ACPI driver, if the BIOS implemented a custom
API for the device in question (which, AFAIK, can't be checked.) If
not, then either a generic ACPI driver may be used (for example
"thermal"), or nothing can be done (other than a white list).

I propose to reword the message to:

ACPI: If an ACPI driver is available for this device, you should use
it instead of the native driver

which I think is more correct. Comments and suggestions welcome.

I also added a message warning about possible problems and system
instability when users pass acpi_enforce_resources=lax, as suggested
by Len.
Signed-off-by: Jean DELVARE's avatarJean Delvare <>
Cc: Thomas Renninger <>
Cc: Alan Jenkins <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLen Brown <>
parent b684a363
......@@ -1161,7 +1161,13 @@ int acpi_check_resource_conflict(struct resource *res)
(long long) res_list_elem->start,
(long long) res_list_elem->end);
printk(KERN_INFO "ACPI: Device needs an ACPI driver\n");
if (acpi_enforce_resources == ENFORCE_RESOURCES_LAX)
printk(KERN_NOTICE "ACPI: This conflict may"
" cause random problems and system"
" instability\n");
printk(KERN_INFO "ACPI: If an ACPI driver is available"
" for this device, you should use it instead of"
" the native driver\n");
if (acpi_enforce_resources == ENFORCE_RESOURCES_STRICT)
return -EBUSY;
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