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From: "Shevchenko, Andriy" <andriy.shevchenko@intel.com>
To: Nikolaus Voss <nv@vosn.de>
Cc: "Moore, Robert" <robert.moore@intel.com>,
	Ferry Toth <fntoth@gmail.com>,
	"Schmauss, Erik" <erik.schmauss@intel.com>,
	"Rafael J. Wysocki" <rjw@rjwysocki.net>,
	Len Brown <lenb@kernel.org>,
	Jacek Anaszewski <jacek.anaszewski@gmail.com>,
	Pavel Machek <pavel@ucw.cz>, Dan Murphy <dmurphy@ti.com>,
	"linux-acpi@vger.kernel.org" <linux-acpi@vger.kernel.org>,
	"devel@acpica.org" <devel@acpica.org>,
	"linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Jan Kiszka <jan.kiszka@siemens.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ACPICA: make acpi_load_table() return table index
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2019 13:53:41 +0300
Message-ID: <20190925105341.GD5933@smile.fi.intel.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <alpine.DEB.2.20.1909251131060.65328@fox.voss.local>

On Wed, Sep 25, 2019 at 12:18:11PM +0200, Nikolaus Voss wrote:
> On Tue, 24 Sep 2019, Moore, Robert wrote:
> > How about this:
> > Go back to using acpi_tb_install_and_load_table(), but then call acpi_ns_initialize_objects afterwards This is what acpi_load_table does.
> > 
> > 
> >    ACPI_INFO (("Host-directed Dynamic ACPI Table Load:"));
> >    Status = AcpiTbInstallAndLoadTable (ACPI_PTR_TO_PHYSADDR (Table),
> >        ACPI_TABLE_ORIGIN_EXTERNAL_VIRTUAL, FALSE, &TableIndex);
> >    if (ACPI_SUCCESS (Status))
> >    {
> >        /* Complete the initialization/resolution of new objects */
> > 
> >        AcpiNsInitializeObjects ();
> >    }
> 
> The idea was to have all drivers use the same interface for dynamically
> loading ACPI tables, i.e. efivar_ssdt_load() (which already used
> acpi_load_table()) and the acpi_configfs driver. The efivar driver doesn't
> provide a possibility to unload the table, so acpi_load_table() is okay for
> this purpose. 

> According to Bob, acpi_tb_install_and_load_table() is not part
> of the external ACPICA API declared under include/acpi (though it is
> exported).

You are answering to Bob himself :-)

So, above is another proposal and we can create a common symmetric APIs in ACPI
glue layer for all users even if some of them don't care about unloading.

> The counterpart of acpi_load_table() - inline comment "Note1: Mainly
> intended to support hotplug addition of SSDTs" - seems to be
> acpi_unload_parent_table() - inline comment "Note: Mainly intended to
> support hotplug removal of SSDTs" - but it doesn't expect a table index but
> an acpi_handle as argument, and it is only used within ACPICA, so IMO the
> API can't be properly used in our case and should be improved even though
> unloading tables is deprecated.
> 
> If changing the API is not an option, we can choose between Rafael's way
> (extending the API instead of changing it) or Bob's proposal (doing the same
> thing - hotplug-loading a SSDT - in different ways, in case of acpi_configfs
> using ACPICA internal API). I don't have a clear favorite, but I'm tending
> to Rafael's solution my favorite being the API change.

-- 
With Best Regards,
Andy Shevchenko



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Thread overview: 57+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-05-29 12:18 [PATCH 0/3] PWM framework: add support referencing PWMs from ACPI Nikolaus Voss
2019-05-29 12:18 ` [PATCH 1/3] ACPI: Resolve objects on host-directed table loads Nikolaus Voss
2019-05-30 14:42   ` Dan Murphy
2019-05-31 12:23     ` Pavel Machek
2019-05-31 12:45       ` Dan Murphy
2019-05-31 12:46     ` Dan Murphy
2019-06-03  9:12       ` Nikolaus Voss
2019-08-14 18:50   ` Andy Shevchenko
2019-08-14 20:27     ` Schmauss, Erik
2019-08-16 11:57       ` Nikolaus Voss
2019-08-30 14:53         ` Shevchenko, Andriy
2019-09-04  7:20           ` Nikolaus Voss
2019-09-06 17:46             ` Shevchenko, Andriy
2019-09-12  8:05               ` Nikolaus Voss
2019-09-12  8:07               ` [PATCH] ACPICA: make acpi_load_table() return table index Nikolaus Voss
2019-09-12 14:19                 ` Moore, Robert
2019-09-12 19:36                   ` Ferry Toth
2019-09-25 18:13                     ` Schmauss, Erik
2019-09-26  8:09                       ` Shevchenko, Andriy
2019-09-13  7:44                   ` Nikolaus Voss
2019-09-13 14:20                     ` Moore, Robert
2019-09-13 15:12                       ` Shevchenko, Andriy
2019-09-13 16:48                         ` Ferry Toth
2019-09-13 16:48                           ` Ferry Toth
2019-09-13 17:40                           ` Moore, Robert
2019-09-13 19:56                             ` Rafael J. Wysocki
2019-09-16  9:46                             ` Nikolaus Voss
2019-09-18 14:13                               ` Moore, Robert
2019-09-18 14:31                                 ` Nikolaus Voss
2019-09-19 17:05                                   ` Moore, Robert
2019-09-23  9:05                                     ` Nikolaus Voss
2019-09-24 19:41                                       ` Moore, Robert
2019-09-25 10:18                                         ` Nikolaus Voss
2019-09-25 10:53                                           ` Shevchenko, Andriy [this message]
2019-09-19  8:13                 ` Rafael J. Wysocki
2019-09-23  9:08                   ` Nikolaus Voss
2019-09-23  9:47                   ` [PATCH] ACPICA: Introduce acpi_load_table_with_index() Nikolaus Voss
2019-09-24 12:07                     ` Shevchenko, Andriy
2019-09-24 12:08                       ` Shevchenko, Andriy
2019-09-25 10:20                         ` Nikolaus Voss
2019-09-24 15:11                     ` Andy Shevchenko
2019-09-25 10:22                       ` Nikolaus Voss
2019-09-26 16:09                 ` [PATCH] ACPICA: make acpi_load_table() return table index Schmauss, Erik
2019-09-26 16:35                   ` Shevchenko, Andriy
2019-09-26 16:51                     ` Schmauss, Erik
2019-09-26 17:47                       ` Shevchenko, Andriy
2019-09-26 18:44                       ` Nikolaus Voss
2019-09-26 19:26                         ` Rafael J. Wysocki
2019-09-26 19:41                           ` Schmauss, Erik
2019-09-26 18:43                   ` Nikolaus Voss
2019-05-29 12:18 ` [PATCH 2/3] PWM framework: add support referencing PWMs from ACPI Nikolaus Voss
2019-05-30 14:54   ` Dan Murphy
2019-05-31 12:24     ` Pavel Machek
2019-06-03  9:27     ` Nikolaus Voss
2019-05-29 12:18 ` [PATCH 3/3] leds-pwm.c: support ACPI via firmware-node framework Nikolaus Voss
2019-05-30 15:14   ` Dan Murphy
2019-06-03  9:44     ` Nikolaus Voss

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