Re: [PATCH v3 1/7] acpi: Add early device probing infrastructure

From: Hanjun Guo
Date: Tue Sep 29 2015 - 10:41:45 EST

On 09/28/2015 10:49 PM, Marc Zyngier wrote:
IRQ controllers and timers are the two types of device the kernel
requires before being able to use the device driver model.

ACPI so far lacks a proper probing infrastructure similar to the one
we have with DT, where we're able to declare IRQ chips and
clocksources inside the driver code, and let the core code pick it up
and call us back on a match. This leads to all kind of really ugly
hacks all over the arm64 code and even in the ACPI layer.

In order to allow some basic probing based on the ACPI tables,
introduce "struct acpi_probe_entry" which contains just enough
data and callbacks to match a table, an optional subtable, and
call a probe function. A driver can, at build time, register itself
and expect being called if the right entry exists in the ACPI

A acpi_probe_device_table() is provided, taking an identifier for
a set of acpi_prove_entries, and iterating over the registered

Signed-off-by: Marc Zyngier <marc.zyngier@xxxxxxx>

Reviewed-by: Hanjun Guo <hanjun.guo@xxxxxxxxxx>

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