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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3] ACPI: Force I2C to be selected as a built-in module
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On Tuesday, February 6, 2018 3:25:58 PM CET Sinan Kaya wrote:
> Hi Rafael,
>
> On 1/25/2018 12:36 PM, Randy Dunlap wrote:
> > On 01/25/2018 08:25 AM, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> >> On Thu, Jan 25, 2018 at 4:43 PM, Sinan Kaya <okaya@codeaurora.org> wrote:
> >>> From: Auger Eric <eric.auger@redhat.com>
> >>>
> >>> If I2C is built as a module, ACPI_I2C_OPREGION cannot be set
> >>> and any ACPI opregion calls targeting I2C fail with no opregion found.
> >>>
> >>> Commit da3c6647ee08 ("I2C/ACPI: Clean up I2C ACPI code and Add
> >>> CONFIG_I2C_ACPI config") says following:
> >>>
> >>> "Current there is a race between removing I2C ACPI operation region
> >>> and ACPI AML code accessing."
> >>>
> >>> This patch forces core I2C support to be compiled as a built-in
> >>> module if ACPI is selected as code is not ready for dynamic module
> >>> removal.
> >>>
> >>> Signed-off-by: Eric Auger <eric.auger@redhat.com>
> >>> Signed-off-by: Sinan Kaya <okaya@codeaurora.org>
> >>> ---
> >>> drivers/acpi/Kconfig | 2 ++
> >>> 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)
> >>>
> >>> diff --git a/drivers/acpi/Kconfig b/drivers/acpi/Kconfig
> >>> index 4650539..5b48098 100644
> >>> --- a/drivers/acpi/Kconfig
> >>> +++ b/drivers/acpi/Kconfig
> >>> @@ -9,6 +9,8 @@ menuconfig ACPI
> >>> depends on IA64 || X86 || ARM64
> >>> depends on PCI
> >>> select PNP
> >>> + # force building I2C in on ACPI systems, for opregion availability
> >>> + imply I2C
> >>> default y if (IA64 || X86)
> >>> help
> >>> Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) support for
> >>> --
> >>
> >> I'm not sure how much this helps.
> >>
> >> I2C opregions will only work if the requisite I2C controller driver is
> >> present anyway and this change doesn't guarantee that AFAICS.
> >>
> >> OTOH, there are systems using ACPI without I2C opregions, so are we
> >> really better off by forcing everybody using ACPI to also build I2C?
> >
> > Definitely not.
> >
>
> Where do we stand on this? Do you have a better suggestion?

Not at the moment, but I also don't think that this approach is valid.

Thanks,
Rafael

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