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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/5] ACPI: Add _OST support for ACPI hotplug
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    On Tue, 2012-04-10 at 16:21 -0600, Toshi Kani wrote:
    > This series of patches supports ACPI _OST (OSPM Status Indication)
    > method for ACPI-based CPU and memory hotplug operations. After
    > ACPI-based hotplug operation completed, OSPM calls _OST to convey
    > the completion status to ACPI firmware. If _OST is not present,
    > this change has no effect on the platform.
    >
    > The _OST definition can be found in section 6.3.5 of ACPI 5.0 spec.
    > The HPPF spec below also describes hotplug flows with _OST.
    >
    > DIG64 Hot-Plug & Partitioning Flow (HPPF) Specification R1.0
    > http://www.dig64.org/home/DIG64_HPPF_R1_0.pdf
    >
    > The change was tested by overriding DSDT with fake _OST methods.

    Could you please elaborate what it means by fake _OST method? I am
    assuming based on the above that this patch set was never tested on real
    hardware that has support for _OST method? Is that correct? If so why
    not wait until you have the opportunity to test it on real hardware
    before sending the patch?

    -- Shuah
    >
    > ---
    > Toshi Kani (4):
    > ACPI: Set hotplug _OST support bit to _OSC
    > ACPI: Add acpi_evaluate_ost() for calling _OST
    > ACPI: Add _OST support for ACPI CPU hotplug
    > ACPI: Add _OST support for ACPI memory hotplug
    >
    > drivers/acpi/acpi_memhotplug.c | 43 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++----------
    > drivers/acpi/bus.c | 5 ++++
    > drivers/acpi/processor_driver.c | 28 ++++++++++++++++++-------
    > drivers/acpi/utils.c | 34 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    > include/acpi/acpi_bus.h | 3 ++
    > include/linux/acpi.h | 26 ++++++++++++++++++++++-
    > 6 files changed, 119 insertions(+), 20 deletions(-)
    >
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