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SubjectRe: [V3 PATCH 1/2] ACPI / scan: Add support for ACPI _CLS device matching
On 2/9/15, 19:15, "Mika Westerberg" <>

>On Mon, Feb 09, 2015 at 12:02:43AM +0100, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
>> On Monday, February 09, 2015 12:20:03 AM Suravee Suthikulpanit wrote:
>> > Device drivers typically use ACPI _HIDs/_CIDs listed in struct
>> > acpi_match_table to match devices. However, for generic drivers, we do
>> > not want to list _HID for all supported devices, and some device
>> > do not have _CID (e.g. SATA, USB). Instead, we can leverage ACPI _CLS,
>> > which specifies PCI-defined class code (i.e. base-class, subclass and
>> > programming interface).
>> >
>> > This patch adds support for matching ACPI devices using the _CLS
>> >
>> > Signed-off-by: Suravee Suthikulpanit <>
>> Greg, Mika, any problems with this?
>Is there some specific reason why this cannot be done in similar way
>than PCI already does?
>In other words, stuff _CLS fields to struct acpi_device_id and make
>match functions match against those if they are != 0.

That was my original thought. Then I realized that the acpi_device_id is
to create the device matching table, in which could contain several
However, most of the added _CLS field would likely ended up being unused
taking up space.

In contrast to _HID/_CID, a driver is likely to match just a single _CLS.
So, I think it is cleaner to have just a dedicate struct acpi_device_cls,
a matching function for it.



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