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SubjectRe: [PATCH 8/9] Documentation: Add ivrs_acpihid kernel parameter description
On Fri, Dec 04, 2015 at 01:19:35PM +0000, Wan, Vincent wrote:
> > > + ivrs_acpihid [HW,X86_64]
> > > + Provide an override to the ACPI-HID:UID<->DEVICE-ID
> > > + mapping provided in the IVRS ACPI table. For
> > > + example, to map UART-HID:UID AMD0020:0 to
> > > + PCI device 00:14.5 write the parameter as:
> > > + ivrs_acpihid[00:14.5]=AMD0020:0
> >
> > What is that parameter needed for? Can't you deduce the mapping from the
> > hardware?
>
> It is very like ivrs_ioapic/ ivrs_hpet, which can override the dedicated BDF id mapped to HID:UID that was reported from BIOS's IVHD entry.
> If BIOS did not report a right BDF, we can resort to this parameter to correct it.

Please add a verbose, human-readable explanation to the text so that
people know what it is for. The text above is hard to parse even for
insiders.

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Regards/Gruss,
Boris.

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