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SubjectRe: [PATCH leds v2 05/50] leds: various: guard of_match_table member value with of_match_ptr
On Fri, Sep 18, 2020 at 11:20:58AM +0200, Marek Behun wrote:
> On Fri, 18 Sep 2020 09:15:00 +0300
> Sakari Ailus <sakari.ailus@linux.intel.com> wrote:
>
> > Hi Marek,
> >
> > On Fri, Sep 18, 2020 at 12:32:53AM +0200, Marek Behún wrote:
> > > Change
> > > .of_match_table = xxx,
> > > to
> > > .of_match_table = of_match_ptr(xxx),
> > > in various drivers.
> > >
> > > This should be standard even for drivers that depend on OF.
> >
> > After this patch, none of these drivers will work on ACPI systems anymore.

^

If CONFIG_OF is disabled, that is.

>
> Hi Sakari,
>
> I don't understand. Why not? Does ACPI subsystem parse of_match_table
> as well?

It does. The compatible string is used the same way as in DT for matching
devices with "PRP0001" _HID or _CID.

Please read Documentation/firmware-guide/acpi/enumeration.rst .

IOW, you can safely do the above only for drivers that depend on OF in
Kconfig. Otherwise you'll probably break something.

--
Sakari Ailus

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