ACPI stands for "Advanced Configuration and Power Interface". It replaces old IBM APM, Plug'n'Play and OS2APIC.PSD.
ACPI is a part of every modern computer. ACPI stores full detailed info
about computer in one place, thus simplifies the development of OS and drivers.
ACPI influenced on eComStation very much
ACPI Toolkit -- library, headers, examples and instructions
ACPI brings additional kernel API for drivers developers:
- AcpiExecSMPFunction() -- Execute a subprogram on all CPUs simultaneously
- InitACPICall() -- Find PSD and get pointer to ACPI function
FindPCIDevice() -- Filling ACPI info about given PCI device