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SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/12] ACPI: processor driver vs. core
Hi Venki,

Do you have any opinions on this patchset? If so, I'd like to
address them.

Thanks,
/ac

* Alex Chiang <achiang@hp.com>:
> This series cleans up some of the mess I made when introducing
> early _PDC.
>
> The major change is renaming processor_core.c to processor_driver.c,
> and then renaming processor_pdc.c to processor_core.c.
>
> The idea is that the code in processor_core.c will always be built
> statically into the kernel (as long as ACPI is configured), while
> allowing the ACPI processor driver to remain modular (if so desired).
>
> We do this because part of the cleanups involves teaching the
> early _PDC evaluation code how to determine if a processor is
> physically present or not -- aka enumeration -- and that sort
> of code doesn't really belong in a file named processor_pdc.
>
> There are quite a few checkpatch errors in the first rename patch,
> and I'll look at cleaning those up in a later series.
>
> /ac
>
> ---
>
> Alex Chiang (12):
> ACPI: processor: mv processor_core.c processor_driver.c
> ACPI: processor: mv processor_pdc.c processor_core.c
> ACPI: processor: export acpi_get_cpuid()
> ACPI: processor: move acpi_get_cpuid into processor_core.c
> ACPI: processor: add internal processor_physically_present()
> ACPI: processor: remove early _PDC optin quirks
> ACPI: processor: driver doesn't need to evaluate _PDC
> ACPI: processor: refactor internal map_lapic_id()
> ACPI: processor: refactor internal map_x2apic_id()
> ACPI: processor: refactor internal map_lsapic_id()
> ACPI: processor: push file static MADT pointer into internal map_madt_entry()
> ACPI: processor core: style and sparse cleanups
>
>
> Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt | 4
> arch/ia64/kernel/acpi.c | 3
> arch/x86/kernel/acpi/boot.c | 3
> drivers/acpi/Makefile | 4
> drivers/acpi/processor_core.c | 1149 +++++------------------------------
> drivers/acpi/processor_driver.c | 976 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> drivers/acpi/processor_pdc.c | 209 ------
> include/acpi/processor.h | 10
> 8 files changed, 1172 insertions(+), 1186 deletions(-)
> create mode 100644 drivers/acpi/processor_driver.c
> delete mode 100644 drivers/acpi/processor_pdc.c
>
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