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SubjectRe: Fwd: Hid over I2C and ACPI interaction
On 2012年07月06日 13:52, Mika Westerberg wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 05, 2012 at 03:01:57PM +0800, Zhang Rui wrote:
>> +Note that although these are ACPI devices, we prefer to use PnP drivers
>> for them,
>> +this is because:
>> +1. all the non-ACPI-predefined Devices are exported as PnP devices as
>> well
>> +2. PnP bus is a well designed bus. Probing via PnP layer saves a lot of
>> work
>> + for the device driver, e.g. getting& parsing ACPI resources.
>
> (Nice BKM, thanks for sharing)
>
> I have few questions about using PnP drivers instead of pure ACPI drivers.
>
> ACPI 5.0 defined some new resources, for example "Fixed DMA descriptor"
> that has information about the request line + channel for the device to
> use. Hovewer, PnP drivers pass resources as 'struct resource', which
> basically only has start and end - how do you represent all this new stuff
> using 'struct resource'?
>
I think we can add new interface to get acpi specific resources. e.g
struct acpi_resource pnp_get_acpi_resource(...). When the pnp acpi devices
were initialized, put those acpi specific resources into a new resource list
pnpdev->acpi_resources. What pnp_get_acpi_resource does is to get specified
type acpi resources and return. We also need to define some acpi resource types.

ACPI_RESOURCE_DMA
ACPI_RESOURCE_I2C_SERIALBUS
ACPI_RESOURCE_SPI_SERIALBUS
ACPI_RESOURCE_UART_SERIALBUS
ACPI_RESOURCE_COMMON_SERIALBUS
...

How about this? welcome to comments.

> Or should we use acpi_walk_resources() where 'struct resource' is not
> suitable?
>

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Best Regards
Tianyu Lan
linux kernel enabling team
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