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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 0/8] ACPI overlays
On Wed, Jul 6, 2016 at 3:34 AM, Rafael J. Wysocki <rjw@rjwysocki.net> wrote:
> On Friday, July 01, 2016 11:19:04 PM Octavian Purdila wrote:
>> This patch set enables custom ACPI board configuration by adding
>> mechanisms in the Linux kernel for loading user defined SSDTs.
>>
>> In order to support ACPI open-ended hardware configurations we need a
>> way to augment the ACPI configuration provided by the firmware
>> image. A common example is connecting sensors on I2C / SPI buses on
>> development boards.
>>
>> Although this can be accomplished by creating a kernel platform driver
>> or recompiling the firmware image with updated ACPI tables, neither is
>> practical: the former proliferates board specific kernel code while
>> the latter requires access to firmware tools which are often not
>> publicly available.
>>
>> Because ACPI supports external references in AML code a more practical
>> way to augment firmware ACPI configuration is by dynamically loading
>> user defined SSDT tables that contain the board specific information.
>>
>> Currently it is possible to load SSDT overlays using the upgrade
>> initrd mechanism introduced in 4.7. This patch series adds support for
>> two more methods:
>>
>> * From an EFI variable
>>
>> This is the preferred method, when EFI is supported on the platform,
>> because it allows a persistent, OS independent way of storing and
>> updating the user defined SSDTs. There is also work underway to
>> implement EFI support for loading user defined SSDTs and using this
>> method will make it easier to convert to the EFI loading mechanism
>> when that will arrive.
>>
>> * From userspace via configfs
>>
>> This is useful when we want to defer the operation to userspace for
>> platform detection, loading the SSDTs from a custom partition, etc.
>>
>>
>> Changes from v4:
>>
>> * EFI: use ucs2_as_utf8 and memcmp to check if the variable name
>> matches the kernel command line parameter; fold the EFI ACPI table
>> load code in the iterator function
>>
>> * I2C/SPI: add more information in the commit logs about how the
>> enumeration status is set and checked; also add a new check of the
>> enumerated status for the ACPI device remove reconfiguration
>> notification
>>
>> Changes from v3:
>>
>> * fix a bisectability issue reported by kbuild
>>
>> * rework the enumeration fix to support PRP0001 enumeration; also,
>> introduce acpi_device_set/clear_enumerated() for clarity
>>
>> * clear the enumerated status for acpi_device when the I2C/SPI clients
>> are removed (for example as a result of an adapter removal) to allow
>> the devices to be re-enumerated later
>>
>> Changes from v2:
>>
>> * fix a few issues caught by the kbuild test robot
>>
>> * add more configfs table attributes
>>
>> * removed the initrd based loading functionality from this patch set
>> as this can already be accomplished in 4.7 using the ACPI table
>> upgrade mechanism
>>
>> * rebased to 4.7-rc3
>>
>> Changes from v1:
>>
>> * rebased on top of the ACPI install from initrd table functionality;
>> there is significant overlap between the 1st patch in this series
>> and these patch [1] from Lv - I kept it in this series until the
>> discussions around the taint and config option are resolved
>>
>> * make sure EFI_RUNTIME_SERVICES are available before trying to use
>> EFI variables to load tables
>>
>> * rework the ACPI reconfiguration notifications to work on device
>> granularity (device added or removed) instead of table granularity
>> (table loaded or unloaded)
>>
>> * add support for table unloading / device removal
>>
>> * note that the last patch is just a hack to be able to test the table
>> unload / device remove functionality, if someone wants to try out
>> this patch set
>>
>> [1] https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/8795931/
>>
>> Octavian Purdila (8):
>> Documentation: acpi: add SSDT overlays documentation
>> acpi: fix enumeration (visited) flags for bus rescans
>> acpi: add support for ACPI reconfiguration notifiers
>> i2c: add support for ACPI reconfigure notifications
>> spi: add support for ACPI reconfigure notifications
>> efi: load SSTDs from EFI variables
>> acpi: add support for configfs
>> acpi: add support for loading SSDTs via configfs
>>
>> Documentation/ABI/testing/configfs-acpi | 36 +++++
>> Documentation/acpi/ssdt-overlays.txt | 172 ++++++++++++++++++++
>> Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt | 7 +
>> MAINTAINERS | 1 +
>> drivers/acpi/Kconfig | 9 ++
>> drivers/acpi/Makefile | 1 +
>> drivers/acpi/bus.c | 9 ++
>> drivers/acpi/configfs.c | 267 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>> drivers/acpi/internal.h | 3 +
>> drivers/acpi/scan.c | 81 +++++++++-
>> drivers/acpi/sysfs.c | 6 +-
>> drivers/firmware/efi/efi.c | 85 ++++++++++
>> drivers/i2c/i2c-core.c | 175 ++++++++++++++++-----
>> drivers/spi/spi.c | 100 +++++++++++-
>> include/linux/acpi.h | 36 +++++
>> 15 files changed, 932 insertions(+), 56 deletions(-)
>> create mode 100644 Documentation/ABI/testing/configfs-acpi
>> create mode 100644 Documentation/acpi/ssdt-overlays.txt
>> create mode 100644 drivers/acpi/configfs.c
>
> It looks like all patches in this series except for the [6/8] are good to go.
>
> Do any of them depend on the [6/8]?
>

Yes, 6/8 and 8/8 both touch Documentation/acpi/ssdt-overlays.txt, but
it should be trivial to fix 8/8 if we pull out 6/8.

I've send an updated v6 for 6/8 only that fixes the issue Matt and
Geert noticed, so maybe its worth waiting for a couple of days for
Matt's review.

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