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Subject[PATCH 0/6] platform/surface: Add Surface Aggregator device registry
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The Surface System Aggregator Module (SSAM) subsystem provides various
functionalities, which are separated by spreading them across multiple
devices and corresponding drivers. Parts of that functionality / some of
those devices, however, can (as far as we currently know) not be
auto-detected by conventional means. While older (specifically 5th- and
6th-)generation models do advertise most of their functionality via
standard platform devices in ACPI, newer generations do not.

As we are currently also not aware of any feasible way to query said
functionalities dynamically, this poses a problem. There is, however, a
device in ACPI that seems to be used by Windows for identifying
different Surface models: The Windows Surface Integration Device (WSID).
This device seems to have a HID corresponding to the overall set of
functionalities SSAM provides for the associated model.

This series introduces a device registry based on software nodes and
device hubs to solve this problem. The registry is intended to contain
all required non-detectable information.

The platform hub driver is loaded against the WSID device and
instantiates and manages SSAM devices based on the information provided
by the registry for the given WSID HID of the Surface model. All new
devices created by this hub added as child devices to this hub.

In addition, a base hub is introduced to manage devices associated with
the detachable base part of the Surface Book 3, as this requires special
handling (i.e. devices need to be removed when the base is removed).
Again, all devices created by the base hub (i.e. associated with the
base) are added as child devices to this hub.

In total, this will yield the following device structure

WSID
|- SSAM device 1 (physical device)
|- SSAM device 2 (physical device)
|- SSAM device 3 (physical device)
|- ...
\- SSAM base hub (virtual device)
|- SSAM base device 1 (physical device)
|- SSAM base device 2 (physical device)
|- ...

While software nodes seem to be well suited for this approach due to
extensibility, they still need to be hard-coded, so I'm open for ideas
on how this could be improved.

Maximilian Luz (6):
platform/surface: Set up Surface Aggregator device registry
platform/surface: aggregator_registry: Add base device hub
platform/surface: aggregator_registry: Add battery subsystem devices
platform/surface: aggregator_registry: Add platform profile device
platform/surface: aggregator_registry: Add DTX device
platform/surface: aggregator_registry: Add HID subsystem devices

MAINTAINERS | 1 +
drivers/platform/surface/Kconfig | 26 +
drivers/platform/surface/Makefile | 1 +
.../surface/surface_aggregator_registry.c | 641 ++++++++++++++++++
4 files changed, 669 insertions(+)
create mode 100644 drivers/platform/surface/surface_aggregator_registry.c

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