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SubjectRe: [PATCH 14/18] acpi: utils: Add function to fetch dependent acpi_devices

On 01/12/2020 15:10, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 11:54:44PM +0000, Dan Scally wrote:
>> Hi Andy
>> On 30/11/2020 18:23, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
>>> On Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 01:31:25PM +0000, Daniel Scally wrote:
>>>> ACPI devices declare themselves dependent on other devices via the _DEP
>>>> buffer. Fetching the dependee from dependent is a matter of parsing
>>>> _DEP, but currently there's no method to fetch dependent from dependee.
>>>> Add one, so we can parse sensors dependent on a PMIC from the PMIC's
>>>> acpi_driver.
>>> Do I understand correctly that it's an existing table provided by firmware that
>>> (ab)uses _DEP in such way? Note, the specification doesn't tell we may use it
>>> in this way, OTOH I don't remember if it strictly forbids such use.
>>> So, please elaborate in the commit message why you need this and pint out to
>>> the 6.5.8 "_DEP (Operation Region Dependencies)" which clearly says about
>>> OpRegions and that part already supported by ACPI in the Linux, if I'm not
>>> mistaken, need to refresh my memory.
>> Laurent's reply is good explanation, but for example see my Lenovo Miix
>> 510's DSDT:
>> Search OVTI2680 and OVTI5648 for the cameras. Both are dependent on
>> IN3472 devices (PMI0 and PMI1) which are the discrete type that we're
>> attempting to handle here.
> Yes, it seems since PMIC is kinda "power resource" (don't mix with real power
> resource as by ACPI specifications) and that's why they decided to include it
> into _DEP. So, it seems a de facto common practice. Thus, it would be nice to
> have the above in the commit message in some form. Can you do it?
Sure, no problem. I'll include that in the next version

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