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SubjectRe: [PATCH RFC 1/5] ACPI / containers : add support for ACPI0010 processor container
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On Friday, May 08, 2015 04:32:33 PM Sudeep Holla wrote:
>
> On 08/05/15 15:06, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> > On Friday, May 08, 2015 04:50:10 PM Hanjun Guo wrote:
> >> Hi Sudeep,
> >>
> >> On 2015年05月06日 22:31, Sudeep Holla wrote:
> >>> ACPI 6.0 adds support for optional processor container device which may
> >>> contain child objects that are either processor devices or other processor
> >>> containers. This allows representing hierarchical processor topologies.
> >>>
> >>> It is declared using the _HID of ACPI0010. It may also have _CID of
> >>> PNP0A05, which represents a generic container device.
> >>
> >> Container device helps support hotplug of nodes, CPUs, and memory,
> >> does this container device ACPI0010 used for the same purpose?
> >
> > That's correct and the patch isn't.
> >
>
> Thanks Rafael for the clarification.
>
> Just curious if the firmware adds _CID of PNP0A05 to support OS that
> don't parse processor containers, will the current code not create
> containers using _CID ?

Yes, it will, but you can prevent that from happening by adding a new
scan handler just for ACPI0010 (that may just return 1 from its ->attach
callback and do nothing else).


--
I speak only for myself.
Rafael J. Wysocki, Intel Open Source Technology Center.


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