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8 January 2016. Summary of changes for version 20160108:
This release is available at https://acpica.org/downloads
1) ACPICA kernel-resident subsystem:
Updated all ACPICA copyrights and signons to 2016: Added the 2016 copyright to all source code module headers and utility/tool signons. This includes the standard Linux dual-license header. This affects virtually every file in the ACPICA core subsystem, iASL compiler, all ACPICA utilities, and the ACPICA test suite.
Fixed a regression introduced in version 20151218 concerning the execution of so-called module-level ASL/AML code. Namespace objects created under a module-level If() construct were not properly/fully entered into the namespace and could cause an interpreter fault when accessed.
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.
Non-Debug Version: 102.7K Code, 28.4K Data, 131.1K Total
Debug Version: 200.4K Code, 81.9K Data, 282.4K Total
Non-Debug Version: 102.6K Code, 28.4K Data, 131.0K Total
Debug Version: 200.3K Code, 81.9K Data, 282.3K Total
2) iASL Compiler/Disassembler and Tools:
Fixed a problem with the compilation of the GpioIo and GpioInt resource descriptors. The _PIN field name was incorrectly defined to be an array of 32-bit values, but the _PIN values are in fact 16 bits each. This would cause incorrect bit width warnings when using Word (16-bit) fields to access the descriptors.