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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.

Alan


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