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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 1/3] acpi: HMAT support in acpi_parse_entries_array()
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On Friday, December 15, 2017 2:10:17 AM CET Dan Williams wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 6:10 PM, Ross Zwisler
> <ross.zwisler@linux.intel.com> wrote:
> > The current implementation of acpi_parse_entries_array() assumes that each
> > subtable has a standard ACPI subtable entry of type struct
> > acpi_subtable_header. This standard subtable header has a one byte length
> > followed by a one byte type.
> >
> > The HMAT subtables have to allow for a longer length so they have subtable
> > headers of type struct acpi_hmat_structure which has a 2 byte type and a 4
> > byte length.
>
> Hmm, NFIT has a 2 byte type and a 2 byte length, so its one more
> permutation. I happened to reinvent sub-table parsing in the NFIT
> driver, but it might be nice in the future to refactor that to use the
> common parsing.
>
> >
> > Enhance the subtable parsing in acpi_parse_entries_array() so that it can
> > handle these new HMAT subtables.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Ross Zwisler <ross.zwisler@linux.intel.com>
> > ---
> > drivers/acpi/tables.c | 52 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-----------
> > 1 file changed, 41 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/drivers/acpi/tables.c b/drivers/acpi/tables.c
> > index 80ce2a7d224b..f777b94c234a 100644
> > --- a/drivers/acpi/tables.c
> > +++ b/drivers/acpi/tables.c
> > @@ -218,6 +218,33 @@ void acpi_table_print_madt_entry(struct acpi_subtable_header *header)
> > }
> > }
> >
> > +static unsigned long __init
> > +acpi_get_entry_type(char *id, void *entry)
> > +{
> > + if (strncmp(id, ACPI_SIG_HMAT, 4) == 0)
> > + return ((struct acpi_hmat_structure *)entry)->type;
> > + else
> > + return ((struct acpi_subtable_header *)entry)->type;
> > +}
>
> It seems inefficient to make all checks keep asking "is HMAT?".

Well, ideally, the signature should be checked once. I guess that can be
arranged for here.

> Especially if we want to extend this to other table types should we
> instead setup and pass a pair of function pointers to parse the
> sub-table format?

Function pointers may be too much even. :-)

Thanks,
Rafael

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