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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] ACPI: Implement overriding of arbitrary ACPI tables via initrd
於 一,2011-08-29 於 02:31 -0600,Joey Lee 提到:
> 於 三,2011-08-24 於 11:48 +0200,Thomas Renninger 提到:
> > Details can be found in:
> > Documentation/acpi/initrd_table_override.txt
> >
> > Additional dmesg output of a booted system with
> > FACP (FADT), DSDT and SSDT (the 9th dynamically loaded one)
> > tables overridden (with ### marked comments):
> >
> > ### ACPI tables found glued to initrd
> > DSDT ACPI table found in initrd - size: 16234
> > FACP ACPI table found in initrd - size: 116
> > SSDT ACPI table found in initrd - size: 334
> > ### Re-printed e820 map via e820_update() with additionally created
> > ### ACPI data section at 0xcff55000 where the ACPI tables passed via
> > ### initrd where copied to
> > modified physical RAM map:
> > ...
> > ### New ACPI data section:
> > modified: 00000000cff55000 - 00000000cff5912c (ACPI data)
> > ### BIOS e820 provided ACPI data section:
> > modified: 00000000cff60000 - 00000000cff69000 (ACPI data)
> > ...
> > ### Total size of all ACPI tables glued to initrd
> > ### The address is initrd_start which gets updated to
> > ### initrd_start = initrd_start + "size of all ACPI tables glued to initrd"
> > Found acpi tables of size: 16684 at 0xffff8800374c4000
> >
> > Disabling lock debugging due to kernel taint
> > ### initrd provided FACP and DSDT tables are used instead of BIOS provided ones
> > ACPI: FACP @ 0x00000000cff68dd8 Phys table override, replaced with:
> > ACPI: FACP 00000000cff58f6a 00074 (v01 INTEL TUMWATER 06040000 PTL 00000003)
> > ACPI: DSDT @ 0x00000000cff649d4 Phys table override, replaced with:
> > ACPI: DSDT 00000000cff55000 04404 (v01 Intel BLAKFORD 06040000 MSFT 0100000E)
> > ...
> > ### Much later, the 9th (/sys/firmware/acpi/table/dynamic/SSDT9) dynamically
> > ### loaded ACPI table matches and gets overridden:
> > ACPI: SSDT @ 0x00000000cff64824 Phys table override, replaced with:
> > ACPI: SSDT 00000000cff58fde 0014E (v01 PmRef Cpu7Ist 00003000 INTL 20110316)
> > ACPI: Dynamic OEM Table Load:
> > ACPI: SSDT (null) 0014E (v01 PmRef Cpu7Ist 00003000 INTL 20110316)
> > ...
> >
> > If the initrd does not start with a valid ACPI table signature or the ACPI
> > table's checksum is wrong, there is no functional change.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Thomas Renninger <trenn@suse.de>
> > CC: linux-acpi@vger.kernel.org
> > CC: lenb@kernel.org
> > CC: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
> > CC: x86@kernel.org
> > ---
>
> This patch works fine to me on Acer TravelMate 8572.
> I added a debug message to _BCM method in DSDT then override it in
> initrd by follow initrd_table_override.txt.
>
> The attached is my dmesg log.
>
> > +3) How does it work
> > +-------------------
> > +
> > +# Extract the machine's ACPI tables:
> > +acpidump >acpidump
> > +acpixtract -a acpidump
> > +# Disassemble, modify and recompile them:
> > +iasl -d *.dat
> > +# For example add this statement into a _PRT (PCI Routing Table) function
> > +# of the DSDT:
> > +Store("Hello World", debug)
> > +iasl -sa *.dsl
> > +# glue them together with the initrd. ACPI tables go first, original initrd
> > +# goes on top:
> > +cat TBL1.dat >>instrumented_initrd
> > +cat TBL2.dat >>instrumented_initrd
> > +cat TBL3.dat >>instrumented_initrd
>
> I suggest use TBL1.aml to replace TBL1.dat in initrd_table_override.txt,
> because iasl -sa default generate out *.aml file but not *.dat file, my
> iasl version is Intel 20110112-64 [Feb 27 2011].
> That will be more clear for the first time user to understand need cat
> *.aml file.
>
> Tested-by: Lee, Chun-Yi <jlee@suse.com>
>
>
> Thank's
> Joey Lee
>

I applied the 2 patches on linux v3.0 kernel but not on the latest
linux-acpi-2.6 branch.

I will also test it on linux-acpi-2.6.


Thank's
Joey Lee


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