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SubjectRe: [PATCH] ACPI / LPSS: Add device link for CHT SD card dependency on I2C
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On Monday, December 4, 2017 3:41:45 PM CET Adrian Hunter wrote:
> On 04/12/17 16:33, Hans de Goede wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > On 04-12-17 15:30, Adrian Hunter wrote:
> >> On 04/12/17 15:48, Hans de Goede wrote:
> >>> Hi,
> >>>
> >>> Wouldn't it be easier to use the ACPI _DEP tracking for this, e.g.
> >>
> >> It is using _DEP, see acpi_lpss_dep()
> >>
> >>> add something like this to the the probe function:
> >>>
> >>> struct acpi_device = ACPI_COMPANION(device);
> >>>
> >>> if (acpi_device->dep_unmet)
> >>> return -EPROBE_DEFER;
> >>>
> >>> No idea if this will work, but if it does work, using the deps described
> >>> in the ACPI tables seems like a better solution then hardcoding this.
> >>
> >> That would not work because there are other devices listed in the _DEP
> >> method so dep_unmet is always true. So we are left checking _DEP but only
> >> for specific device dependencies.
> >
> > Ugh, understood thank you for explaining this. Perhaps it is a good idea
> > to mention in the commit message why acpi_dev->dep_unmet cannot be used
> > here?
>
> dep_unmet predates device links, but now we have device links, they are
> better anyway.

Right (they cover PM too, for example), but it would be good to note why
it is necessary to hardcode the links information in the code.

Thanks,
Rafael

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