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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 23/37] PCI, ACPI: Add pci_root_hp hot add hotplug notification
On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 12:03 AM, Yinghai Lu <> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 8:22 PM, Bjorn Helgaas <> wrote:
>> On Sat, Mar 10, 2012 at 12:00 AM, Yinghai Lu <> wrote:
>>> It is from acpiphp_glue.c
>>> How to use it?
>>> Find out root bus number to acpi root name mapping from dmesg or /sys
>>>  echo "\_SB.PCIB 0" > /proc/acpi/sci/notify
>>> to add it back
>> Nope.  That might be a way to exercise this for debug purposes (and it
>> only works when /proc/acpi/sci/notify is compiled in), but we
>> definitely don't want normal users to deal with ACPI pathnames like
>> this.
> before this patch set, only way is: Users really put one root bus in
> and press buton etc to trigger notification
> to get it work.
>> Most of this functionality belongs in the ACPI core, not here.  The
>> core should be handling these notify events and turning them into
>> .add() and .remove() calls to the driver.
>> But since the ACPI core doesn't do that yet, we have to do it in the
>> driver, like we do for CPU, memory, etc.  That part is fine.  But I
>> think it at least belongs *in* the driver, i.e., in pci_root.c, not in
>> a new pci_root_hp.c file.
> don't want to pollute pci_root.c.
> in separated file, we can use CONFIG_HOTPLUG in Makefile instead of pci_root.c

I don't buy this argument. Most of this functionality should someday
be in the ACPI core. Until then, it is intimately connected to the
stuff in pci_root.c. It is not "pollution."

>> There definitely should not be another acpi_walk_namespace() and
>> another list of ACPI host bridges.  The core *does* already walk the
>> namespace and call acpi_pci_root_add() for us.  And the driver already
>> has a list of host bridges (acpi_pci_roots).
> no, we may not have acpi_pci_root there.

I don't understand what you're saying here. I think you should be
basically implementing the "turn notify events into add/remove calls"
functionality. This is what *should* be in the ACPI core, but isn't
yet. If you put this in the driver, and hopefully follow the style
already used by the processor/memory/etc. drivers, it will be easier
to someday move it into the ACPI core.

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