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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86/mrst: add SFI platform device parsing code
    > So the expectation is that the platform data parser functions in the
    > SFI device list will be querying the DMI data and selecting the actual
    > parsing based on that? Perhaps adding DMI keys to the match tables so
    > the infrastructure is there for doing the device specific things would
    > cover it; minor differences could be worked out in the default match
    > function and we can drop back to board specific functions when it gets
    > too messy.

    That will just encourage people not to be careful.

    > My main issue here is that the code is working on the assumption that
    > we have one standard idea of what the SFI data means and provides no
    > guidance to users about handling the inevitable variations.

    There should be no variations and the nature of the platform means that
    might even work out. I don't really want to add it to the table unless
    we have lots needing DMI data. Right now we don't and there are
    multiple platform implementations in existence.


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