Version 20140926

26 September 2014. Summary of changes for version 20140926:

1) ACPICA kernel-resident subsystem:

Updated the GPIO operation region handler interface (GeneralPurposeIo).
In order to support GPIO Connection objects with multiple pins, along
with the related Field objects, the following changes to the interface
have been made: The Address is now defined to be the offset in bits of
the field unit from the previous invocation of a Connection. It can be
viewed as a "Pin Number Index" into the connection resource descriptor.
The BitWidth is the exact bit width of the field. It is usually one bit,
but not always. See the ACPICA reference guide (section for
additional information and examples.

GPE support: During ACPICA/GPE initialization, ensure that all GPEs with
corresponding _Lxx/_Exx methods are disabled (they may have been enabled
by the firmware), so that they cannot fire until they are enabled via
AcpiUpdateAllGpes. Rafael J. Wysocki.

Added a new return flag for the Event/GPE status interfaces --
AcpiGetEventStatus and AcpiGetGpeStatus. The new
ACPI_EVENT_FLAGS_HAS_HANDLER flag is used to indicate that the event or
GPE currently has a handler associated with it, and can thus actually
affect the system. Lv Zheng.

Example Code and Data Size: These are the sizes for the OS-independent
acpica.lib produced by the Microsoft Visual C++ 9.0 32-bit compiler. The
debug version of the code includes the debug output trace mechanism and
has a much larger code and data size.

Current Release:
Non-Debug Version: 99.1K Code, 27.3K Data, 126.4K Total
Debug Version: 192.8K Code, 79.9K Data, 272.7K Total
Previous Release:
Non-Debug Version: 98.8K Code, 27.3K Data, 126.1K Total
Debug Version: 192.1K Code, 79.8K Data, 271.9K Total

2) iASL Compiler/Disassembler and Tools:

iASL: Fixed a memory allocation/free regression introduced in 20140828
that could cause the compiler to crash. This was introduced inadvertently
during the effort to eliminate compiler memory leaks. ACPICA BZ 1111,

iASL: Removed two error messages that have been found to create false
positives, until they can be fixed and fully validated (ACPICA BZ 1112):
1) Illegal forward reference within a method
2) Illegal reference across two methods

iASL: Implemented a new option (-lm) to create a hardware mapping file
that summarizes all GPIO, I2C, SPI, and UART connections. This option
works for both the compiler and disassembler. See the iASL compiler user
guide for additional information and examples (section 6.4.6).

AcpiDump: Added support for the version 1 (ACPI 1.0) RSDP in addition to
version 2. This corrects the AE_BAD_HEADER exception seen on systems with
a version 1 RSDP. Lv Zheng ACPICA BZ 1097.

AcpiExec: For Unix versions, don't attempt to put STDIN into raw mode
unless STDIN is actually a terminal. Assists with batch-mode processing.

Disassembler/AcpiHelp: Added another large group of recognized _HID

26 September, 2014