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SubjectRe: [PATCH 19/19] Documentation: ACPI for ARM64
On Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 02:19:14PM -0700, Randy Dunlap wrote:
> On 07/24/2014 02:16 PM, Naresh Bhat wrote:
> >
> > On 24 July 2014 18:30, Hanjun Guo <hanjun.guo@linaro.org <mailto:hanjun.guo@linaro.org>> wrote:
> >
> > From: Graeme Gregory <graeme.gregory@linaro.org <mailto:graeme.gregory@linaro.org>>
> >
> > Add documentation for the guidelines of how to use ACPI
> > on ARM64.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Graeme Gregory <graeme.gregory@linaro.org <mailto:graeme.gregory@linaro.org>>
> > Signed-off-by: Hanjun Guo <hanjun.guo@linaro.org <mailto:hanjun.guo@linaro.org>>
> > ---
> > Documentation/arm64/arm-acpi.txt | 240 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > 1 file changed, 240 insertions(+)
> > create mode 100644 Documentation/arm64/arm-acpi.txt
> >
> > diff --git a/Documentation/arm64/arm-acpi.txt b/Documentation/arm64/arm-acpi.txt
> > new file mode 100644
> > index 0000000..12cd550
> > --- /dev/null
> > +++ b/Documentation/arm64/arm-acpi.txt
> > @@ -0,0 +1,240 @@
> > +ACPI on ARMv8 Servers
> > +---------------------
> > +
> > +ACPI will be used for ARMv8 general purpose servers designed to follow
> > +the SBSA specification (currently available to people with an ARM login at
> > +http://silver.arm.com)
> > +
> > +The implemented ACPI version is 5.1 + errata as released by the UEFI Forum,
> > +which is available at <http://www.uefi.org/acpi/specs>.
> > +
> > +If the machine does not meet these requirements then it is likely that Device
> > +Tree (DT) is more suitable for the hardware.
> > +
> > +Relationship with Device Tree
> > +-----------------------------
> > +
> > +ACPI support in drivers and subsystems for ARMv8 should never be mutually
> > +exclusive with DT support at compile time.
> > +
> > +At boot time the kernel will only use one description method depending on
> > +parameters passed from the bootloader.
> > +
> > +Regardless of whether DT or ACPI is used, the kernel must always be capable
> > +of booting with either scheme.
> > +
> > +When booting using ACPI tables the /chosen node in DT will still be parsed
> > +to extract the kernel command line and initrd path. No other section of
> > +the DT will be used.
> > +
> > +Booting using ACPI tables
> > +-------------------------
> > +
> > +Currently, the only defined method to pass ACPI tables to the kernel on ARMv8
> > +is via the UEFI system configuration table.
> > +
> > +The UEFI implementation MUST set the ACPI_20_TABLE_GUID to point to the
> > +RSDP table (the table with the ACPI signature "RSD PTR ").
> > +
> > +The pointer to the RSDP table will be retrieved from EFI by the ACPI core.
> > +
> > +Processing of ACPI tables may be disabled by passing acpi=off on the kernel
> > +command line.
> > +
> > +DO use an XSDT, RSDTs are deprecated and should not be used on arm64. They
> > +only allow for 32bit addresses.
> > +
> > +DO NOT use the 32-bit address fields in the FADT, they are deprecated, the
> > +64-bit alternatives MUST be used.
> > +
> > +The minimum set of tables MUST include RSDP, XSDT, FACS, FADT, DSDT, MADT
> > +and GTDT. If PCI is used the MCFG table MUST also be present.
> > +
> > +ACPI Detection
> > +--------------
> > +
> > +Drivers should determine their probe() type by checking for ACPI_HANDLE,
> > +or .of_node, or other information in the device structure. This is
> > +detailed further in the "Driver Recomendations" section.
> > +
> > +If the presence of ACPI needs to be detected at runtime, then check the value
> > +of acpi_disabled. If CONFIG_ACPI not being set acpi_disabled will always be 1.
> > +
> > +Device Enumeration
> > +------------------
> > +
> > +Device descriptions in ACPI should use standard recognised ACPI interfaces.
> >
> >
> > recognized
>
> Yeah, I saw all of these also, but we accept British or American spelling of these words.
>
Would be good to check for a consistent spelling in this doc though.

-Christoffer


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