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* [RFC] arm64/acpi: make ACPI boot preference configurable
@ 2016-12-21 17:54 Jonathan Toppins
  2016-12-22 23:06 ` Mark Rutland
  2016-12-24 12:18 ` Ard Biesheuvel
  0 siblings, 2 replies; 3+ messages in thread
From: Jonathan Toppins @ 2016-12-21 17:54 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: linux-arm-kernel
  Cc: msalter, Catalin Marinas, Will Deacon, Stefano Stabellini,
	Hanjun Guo, Mark Rutland, Shannon Zhao, Aleksey Makarov,
	Ard Biesheuvel, linux-kernel

This patch allows a user to configure ACPI to be preferred over

Currently for ACPI to be used a user either has to set acpi=on on the
kernel command line or make sure any device tree passed to the kernel
is empty. If the dtb passed to the kernel is non-empty then device-tree
will be chosen as the boot method of choice even if it is not correct.
To prevent this situation where a system is only intended to be booted
via ACPI a user can set this kernel configuration so it ignores
device-tree settings unless ACPI table checks fail.

Signed-off-by: Jonathan Toppins <>
 arch/arm64/Kconfig       | 13 +++++++++++++
 arch/arm64/kernel/acpi.c |  2 +-
 2 files changed, 14 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/arch/arm64/Kconfig b/arch/arm64/Kconfig
index 111742126897..e432e84245b9 100644
--- a/arch/arm64/Kconfig
+++ b/arch/arm64/Kconfig
@@ -954,6 +954,19 @@ config ARM64_ACPI_PARKING_PROTOCOL
 	  protocol even if the corresponding data is present in the ACPI
 	  MADT table.
+	bool "Prefer usage of ACPI boot tables over device-tree"
+	depends on ACPI
+	help
+	  Normally device-tree is preferred over ACPI on arm64 unless
+	  explicitly preferred via kernel command line, something like: acpi=on
+	  This configuration changes this default behaviour by pretending
+	  the user set acpi=on on the command line. This configuration still
+	  allows the user to turn acpi table parsing off via acpi=off. If
+	  for some reason the table checks fail the system will still fall
+	  back to using device-tree unless the user explicitly sets acpi=force
+	  on the command line.
 config CMDLINE
 	string "Default kernel command string"
 	default ""
diff --git a/arch/arm64/kernel/acpi.c b/arch/arm64/kernel/acpi.c
index 252a6d9c1da5..b5dfa5752ff7 100644
--- a/arch/arm64/kernel/acpi.c
+++ b/arch/arm64/kernel/acpi.c
@@ -43,7 +43,7 @@ int acpi_pci_disabled = 1;	/* skip ACPI PCI scan and IRQ initialization */
 static bool param_acpi_off __initdata;
-static bool param_acpi_on __initdata;
+static bool param_acpi_on __initdata = IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_ARM64_PREFER_ACPI);
 static bool param_acpi_force __initdata;
 static int __init parse_acpi(char *arg)

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