Re: [PATCH v4 00/13] Add ACPI _DSD and unified device properties support

From: David Woodhouse
Date: Wed Oct 15 2014 - 11:11:33 EST

> My comment was going to be along the same lines. It is an optional
> parameter, which is what I would expect for a firmware-specific type of
> property.

Right. Fundamentally, device properties (in DT or ACPI) exist to describe
the hardware in a generic and abstract fashion. It's a slippery slope from
saying "you don't need this property because you know you whether you are
on the *foo* architecture", to saying "you don't this property because you
know whether you're on a Assabet or not." I think it's wrong to go down
that path.


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