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SubjectRe: [ACPI] PATCH-ACPI based CPU hotplug[2/6]-ACPI Eject interface support
On Mon, Sep 20, 2004 at 08:20:05PM -0500, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
> On Monday 20 September 2004 07:52 pm, Alex Williamson wrote:
> > On Mon, 2004-09-20 at 18:12 -0500, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi Anil,
> > >
> > > I obviously failed to deliver my idea :) I meant that I would like add eject
> > > attribute (along with maybe status, hid and some others) to kobjects in
> > > /sys/firmware/acpi tree.
> > >
> >
> > Dmitry,
> >
> > See the patch I just posted to acpi-devel and lkml (Subject:
> > [PATCH/RFC] exposing ACPI objects in sysfs). It exposes acpi objects as
> > you describe. Something simple like:
> >
> > # cat /sys/firmware/acpi/namespace/ACPI/_SB/LSB0/_EJ0
> >
> > Will call the _EJ0 method on the ACPI device. You can evaluate eject
> > dependencies using the _EJD method.
> >
> > Alex
> >
>
> Alex,
>
> While I think that your patch is very important and should be included (maybe
> if not as is if somebody has some objections but in some other form) I see it
> more like developer's tool. I imagined status, HID, eject etc. attributes to
> be sanitized interface to kernel's data, not necessarily causing re-evaluation.
>
> So it could be like this:
>
> /sys/firmware/acpi/namespace/ACPI/_SB/LSB0/status
> /sys/firmware/acpi/namespace/ACPI/_SB/LSB0/removable
> /sys/firmware/acpi/namespace/ACPI/_SB/LSB0/lockable
> ..
> /sys/firmware/acpi/namespace/ACPI/_SB/LSB0/eject

Ha..Now I got it and what you are saying sounds right
thing to do. I will invistigate more and will get back to
the mailing list hopefully with the patch:)

>
> And your raw access to the ACPI methods could reside under raw:
>
> /sys/firmware/acpi/namespace/ACPI/_SB/LSB0/raw/_STA
> /sys/firmware/acpi/namespace/ACPI/_SB/LSB0/raw/_RNV
> /sys/firmware/acpi/namespace/ACPI/_SB/LSB0/raw/_LCK
> ..
> /sys/firmware/acpi/namespace/ACPI/_SB/LSB0/raw/_EJ0
>
> --
> Dmitry
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