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SubjectRe: [PATCH v9 5/7] ACPI: Translate the I/O range of non-MMIO devices before scanning
On Fri, Jun 16, 2017 at 10:33 AM, Mika Westerberg
<mika.westerberg@linux.intel.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 06:01:02PM +0000, Gabriele Paoloni wrote:
>> Hi Mika
>>
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: linux-pci-owner@vger.kernel.org [mailto:linux-pci-
>> > owner@vger.kernel.org] On Behalf Of Mika Westerberg
>> > Sent: 13 June 2017 21:04
>> > To: Gabriele Paoloni
>> > Cc: Lorenzo Pieralisi; rafael@kernel.org; Rafael J. Wysocki;
>> > catalin.marinas@arm.com; will.deacon@arm.com; robh+dt@kernel.org;
>> > frowand.list@gmail.com; bhelgaas@google.com; arnd@arndb.de; linux-arm-
>> > kernel@lists.infradead.org; mark.rutland@arm.com;
>> > brian.starkey@arm.com; olof@lixom.net; benh@kernel.crashing.org; linux-
>> > kernel@vger.kernel.org; linux-acpi@vger.kernel.org; Linuxarm; linux-
>> > pci@vger.kernel.org; minyard@acm.org; John Garry; xuwei (O)
>> > Subject: Re: [PATCH v9 5/7] ACPI: Translate the I/O range of non-MMIO
>> > devices before scanning
>> >
>> > On Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 07:01:38PM +0000, Gabriele Paoloni wrote:
>> > > I am not very familiar with Linux MFD however the main issue here is
>> > that
>> > > 1) for IPMI we want to re-use the standard IPMI driver without
>> > touching it:
>> > > see
>> > >
>> > > static const struct acpi_device_id acpi_ipmi_match[] = {
>> > > { "IPI0001", 0 },
>> > > { },
>> > > };
>> > >
>> > > in "drivers/char/ipmi/ipmi_si_intf.c" (and in general any standard
>> > driver
>> > > of an LPC child)
>> > >
>> > > 2) We need a way to guarantee that all LPC children are not
>> > enumerated
>> > > by acpi_default_enumeration() (so for example if an ipmi node is
>> > an LPC#
>> > > child it should not be enumerated, otherwise it should be)
>> > > Currently acpi_default_enumeration() skips spi/i2c slaves by
>> > checking:
>> > > 1) if the acpi resource type is a serial bus
>> > > 2) if the type of serial bus descriptor is I2C or SPI
>> > >
>> > > For LPC we cannot leverage on any ACPI property to "recognize"
>> > that our
>> > > devices are LPC children; hence before I proposed for
>> > acpi_default_enumeration()
>> > > to skip devices that have already been enumerated (by calling
>> > > acpi_device_enumerated() ).
>> > >
>> > > So in the current scenario, how do you think that MFD can help?
>> >
>> > If you look at Documentation/acpi/enumeration.txt there is a chapter
>> > "MFD devices". I think it pretty much maches what you have here. An LPC
>> > device (MFD device) and bunch of child devices. The driver for your LPC
>> > device can specify _HID for each child device. Those are then mached by
>> > the MFD ACPI code to the corresponding ACPI nodes from which platform
>> > devices are created including "IPI0001".
>>
>> So I guess here in the LPC driver I would have an MFD cell for IPMI. I.e.:
>>
>> static struct mfd_cell_acpi_match hisi_lpc_ipmi_acpi_match = {
>> .pnpid = "IPI0001",
>> };
>>
>> correct?
>
> Yes.
>
>> >
>> > It causes acpi_default_enumeration() to be called but it should be fine
>> > as we are dealing with platform device anyway.
>>
>> I do not quite understand how declaring such MFD cell above would make sure
>> that the LPC probe is called before the IPMI device is enumerated...
>
> In fact it may be that it is not sufficient in this case because the
> ACPI core might enumerate child devices before the LPC driver even gets
> a chance to probe so you would need to add also scan handler to the
> child devices and mark them already enumerated or something like that.

Or extend the special I2C/SPI handling to them.

Thanks,
Rafael

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