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Enabling ACPI

Hi,

My 2 main NetWare 6.5 SP2 servers were originally NW6.0 servers which, if
memory serves, didn't support APCI (ie software power management).

I'd like to re-enable this as part of my power/environmental monitoring.
Assuming that power management is enabled in the bios, is it simply a case
of loading ACPIDRV.PSM in startup.ncf?

When I tried this after the server booted, ACPIASL.NLM and ACPICA.NLM
loaded, but ACPIDRV.PSM didn't (it reported PUB EXISTS while loading).

Thanks in advance,

Iain


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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Enabling ACPI

Hi,

Iain McLaren wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> My 2 main NetWare 6.5 SP2 servers were originally NW6.0 servers which, if
> memory serves, didn't support APCI (ie software power management).


NW6.0 also supported ACPI. Just FWIW.

> I'd like to re-enable this as part of my power/environmental monitoring.
> Assuming that power management is enabled in the bios, is it simply a case
> of loading ACPIDRV.PSM in startup.ncf?


If the machine is ACPI compliant, yes.

> When I tried this after the server booted, ACPIASL.NLM and ACPICA.NLM
> loaded, but ACPIDRV.PSM didn't (it reported PUB EXISTS while loading).


Sounds like you're already loading another PSM, e.g MPS14.PSM. You can
only load one.

CU,
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Massimo Rosen
Novell Support Connection Sysop
No emails please!
http://www.cfc-it.de
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Enabling ACPI

Yep, I'm loading MPS14...is that the multi-processor support module?

So...if I have MPS14 loaded, I can't have ACPI? If I chose not to load
MPS14, presumably I'd only be using one CPU?

Thanks,

Iain


"Massimo Rosen" <mrosenno@spamcfc-it.de> wrote in message
news:43566311.BECE82AF@spamcfc-it.de...

> Sounds like you're already loading another PSM, e.g MPS14.PSM. You can
> only load one.
>
> CU,
> --
> Massimo Rosen
> Novell Support Connection Sysop
> No emails please!
> http://www.cfc-it.de



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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Enabling ACPI

Iain McLaren wrote:

> Yep, I'm loading MPS14...is that the multi-processor support module?
>
> So...if I have MPS14 loaded, I can't have ACPI? If I chose not to
> load MPS14, presumably I'd only be using one CPU?


MPS14.PSM only provides multiprocessor support for MPS compliant
systems.

ACPIDRV.PSM provides multiprocessor support and pwer management. So
ACPIDRV.PSM is a superset of MPS14.PSM and if you have multiple
processors and an ACPI compliant BIOS, then ACPIDRV.PSM will allow
NetWare to see your multiple processors as well.

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Marcel Cox (using XanaNews 1.17.6.5)
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Enabling ACPI

OK. I've got an MPS compliant system, so I'll try using the ACPI PSM

Thanks!

Iain

"Marcel Cox" <cimetmc@myrealbox.com> wrote in message
news:N4y5f.1143$5e6.17@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com...
> Iain McLaren wrote:
>
>> Yep, I'm loading MPS14...is that the multi-processor support module?
>>
>> So...if I have MPS14 loaded, I can't have ACPI? If I chose not to
>> load MPS14, presumably I'd only be using one CPU?

>
> MPS14.PSM only provides multiprocessor support for MPS compliant
> systems.
>
> ACPIDRV.PSM provides multiprocessor support and pwer management. So
> ACPIDRV.PSM is a superset of MPS14.PSM and if you have multiple
> processors and an ACPI compliant BIOS, then ACPIDRV.PSM will allow
> NetWare to see your multiple processors as well.
>
> --
> Marcel Cox (using XanaNews 1.17.6.5)



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