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

From: Darren Hart
Date: Wed Oct 15 2014 - 11:43:36 EST

On 10/15/14 17:17, Mark Rutland wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 15, 2014 at 03:46:39PM +0100, Darren Hart wrote:

>> Mark, what would you propose we do differently to enable this driver to
>> be firmware-type agnostic?
> For this particular driver, all I'm asking for is that the
> "used-by-rtas" property is not moved over from of_find_property to
> device_get_property. It is irrelevant for all ACPI systems. Evidently my
> comment was unclear; I apologise for that.

So my objection here is that by keeping the of_* terms in the driver we
are required to include of, although it does safely convert to returning
NULL if !CONFIG_OF I suppose.

> We have status = "disabled" as a less specific mechanism for telling the
> OS to ignore a node in DT. I was under the impression that ACPI already
> had a mechanism for marking devices to be ignored, but perhaps I am
> mistaken.

That is correct, in ACPI this would be properly implemented with the
_STA reserved named method. In which case it wouldn't enumerate.

> The concerns I mentioned at the end of my original reply were of a more
> general nature than this particular device description.
> Thanks,
> Mark.

Darren Hart
Intel Open Source Technology Center
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