Re: [PATCH v2 3/7] ACPI: Add _OST support for sysfs eject

From: Toshi Kani
Date: Thu May 10 2012 - 13:43:35 EST

On Thu, 2012-05-10 at 10:55 -0600, Shuah Khan wrote:
> On Thu, 2012-05-10 at 10:34 -0600, Toshi Kani wrote:
> > _OST is the ACPI standard method for the platform to receive the status
> > of hotplug operations. Some platforms may require the OS to support
> > _OST in order to support ACPI hotplug operations. For instance, if the
> > platform has the management console where user can request a hotplug
> > operation from, this _OST support would be required for the management
> > console to show the result of a hotplug request to user.
> >
> This will be a good information capture in the change log.

Sounds good. I will add this information to patch 0/1 and 1/1.

> Thanks Toshi. It is interesting to have platforms require optional
> methods. Guess you can never rule out weirdness in how these Specs.
> actually get implemented :)

It is optional for platforms to implement it. But when some platforms
start implementing it, it is necessary for the OS to support it. :)


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