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From: Nikolaus Voss <nv@vosn.de>
To: "Moore, Robert" <robert.moore@intel.com>
Cc: Ferry Toth <fntoth@gmail.com>,
	"Shevchenko, Andriy" <andriy.shevchenko@intel.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: Mon, 23 Sep 2019 11:05:10 +0200 (CEST)
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.2.20.1909231100190.16390@fox.voss.local> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <94F2FBAB4432B54E8AACC7DFDE6C92E3B9686438@ORSMSX110.amr.corp.intel.com>

On Thu, 19 Sep 2019, Moore, Robert wrote:
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nikolaus Voss [mailto:nv@vosn.de]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 7:32 AM
> To: Moore, Robert <robert.moore@intel.com>
> Cc: Ferry Toth <fntoth@gmail.com>; Shevchenko, Andriy <andriy.shevchenko@intel.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; devel@acpica.org; linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org; Jan Kiszka <jan.kiszka@siemens.com>
> Subject: RE: [PATCH] ACPICA: make acpi_load_table() return table index
>
> On Wed, 18 Sep 2019, Moore, Robert wrote:
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Nikolaus Voss [mailto:nv@vosn.de]
>> Sent: Monday, September 16, 2019 2:47 AM
>> To: Moore, Robert <robert.moore@intel.com>
>> Cc: Ferry Toth <fntoth@gmail.com>; Shevchenko, Andriy
>> <andriy.shevchenko@intel.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; devel@acpica.org;
>> linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org; Jan Kiszka <jan.kiszka@siemens.com>
>> Subject: RE: [PATCH] ACPICA: make acpi_load_table() return table index
>>
>> On Fri, 13 Sep 2019, Moore, Robert wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Ferry Toth [mailto:fntoth@gmail.com]
>>> Sent: Friday, September 13, 2019 9:48 AM
>>> To: Shevchenko, Andriy <andriy.shevchenko@intel.com>; Moore, Robert
>>> <robert.moore@intel.com>
>>> Cc: Nikolaus Voss <nv@vosn.de>; 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; devel@acpica.org;
>>> linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org; nikolaus.voss@loewensteinmedical.de;
>>> Jan Kiszka <jan.kiszka@siemens.com>
>>> Subject: Re: [PATCH] ACPICA: make acpi_load_table() return table
>>> index
>>>
>>> Hello all,
>>>
>>> Sorry to have sent our message with cancelled e-mail address. I have correct this now.
>>>
>>> Op 13-09-19 om 17:12 schreef Shevchenko, Andriy:
>>>> On Fri, Sep 13, 2019 at 05:20:21PM +0300, Moore, Robert wrote:
>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>> From: Nikolaus Voss [mailto:nv@vosn.de]
>>>>> Sent: Friday, September 13, 2019 12:44 AM
>>>>> To: Moore, Robert <robert.moore@intel.com>
>>>>> Cc: Shevchenko, Andriy <andriy.shevchenko@intel.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;
>>>>> devel@acpica.org; linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org; Ferry Toth
>>>>> <ftoth@telfort.nl>; nikolaus.voss@loewensteinmedical.de
>>>>> Subject: RE: [PATCH] ACPICA: make acpi_load_table() return table
>>>>> index
>>>>>
>>>>> Bob,
>>>>>
>>>>> On Thu, 12 Sep 2019, Moore, Robert wrote:
>>>>>> The ability to unload an ACPI table (especially AML tables such as
>>>>>> SSDTs) is in the process of being deprecated in ACPICA -- since it
>>>>>> is also deprecated in the current ACPI specification. This is
>>>>>> being done because of the difficulty of deleting the namespace
>>>>>> entries for the table.  FYI, Windows does not properly support this function either.
>>>>>
>>>>> ok, I see it can be a problem to unload an AML table with all it's
>>>>> consequences e.g. with respect to driver unregistering in setups
>>>>> with complex dependencies. It will only work properly under certain
>>>>> conditions
>>>>> - nevertheless acpi_tb_unload_table() is still exported in ACPICA and we should get this working as it worked before.
>>>>>
>>>>> AcpiTbUnloadTable is not exported, it is an internal interface only
>>>>> -- as recognized by the "AcpiTb".
>>>>
>>>> In Linux it became a part of ABI when the
>>>>
>>>> commit 772bf1e2878ecfca0d1f332071c83e021dd9cf01
>>>> Author: Jan Kiszka <jan.kiszka@siemens.com>
>>>> Date:   Fri Jun 9 20:36:31 2017 +0200
>>>>
>>>>      ACPI: configfs: Unload SSDT on configfs entry removal
>>>>
>>>> appeared in the kernel.
>>>
>>> And the commit message explains quite well why it is an important feature:
>>>
>>> "This allows to change SSDTs without rebooting the system.
>>> It also allows to destroy devices again that a dynamically loaded SSDT created.
>>>
>>> The biggest problem AFAIK is that under linux, many drivers cannot be unloaded. Also, there are many race conditions as the namespace entries "owned" by an SSDT being unloaded are deleted (out from underneath a driver).
>>>
>>> This is widely similar to the DT overlay behavior."
>>>
>>>>> I'm not sure that I want to change the interface to AcpiLoadTable
>>>>> just for something that is being deprecated. Already, we throw an
>>>>> ACPI_EXCEPTION if the Unload operator is encountered in the AML
>>>>> byte stream. The same thing with AcpiUnloadParentTable - it is being deprecated.
>>>>>
>>>>>      ACPI_EXCEPTION ((AE_INFO, AE_NOT_IMPLEMENTED,
>>>>>          "AML Unload operator is not supported"));
>>
>> Bob, what is your suggestion to fix the regression then?
>>
>> We could revert acpi_configfs.c to use
>> acpi_tb_install_and_load_table() instead of acpi_load_table(), leaving
>> loaded APCI objects uninitalized, but at least, unloading will work again.
>>
>> I guess my next question is: why do you want to unload a table in the
>> first place?
>
> Because it worked before and there are people who rely on it. If it's 
> deprecated there should be a user notification and a reasonable 
> end-of-life timeline to give these users a chance to develop an 
> alternative solution.
>
> So, I still don't understand why this no longer works. We did not make 
> any purposeful changes in this area - AFAIK. Bob

It's because the acpi_configfs driver formerly used 
acpi_tb_install_and_load_table() which returns the table index, but 
doesn't resolve the references. It now uses acpi_load_table() which 
resolves the references, but doesn't return the table index, so unloading 
doesn't work any more.

>
> Niko
>
>>
>>
>> Do we have any other options?
>>
>> Niko
>>
>

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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 [this message]
2019-09-24 19:41                                       ` Moore, Robert
2019-09-25 10:18                                         ` Nikolaus Voss
2019-09-25 10:53                                           ` Shevchenko, Andriy
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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