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SubjectRe: [PATCH v9 5/7] ACPI: Translate the I/O range of non-MMIO devices before scanning
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On 30/06/2017 10:05, Mika Westerberg wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 05:16:15PM +0100, John Garry wrote:
>> On 16/06/2017 12:24, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> 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.
>>>
>>
>> For this, is it possible to just configure the ACPI table so we spoof that
>> the LPC slave (IPI0001), is an i2c/spi slave? Could we just add a resource
>> of type ACPI_RESOURCE_TYPE_SERIAL_BUS, and common serial bus type i2c/spi to
>> solve this?
>
> But is the device connected to a I2C or SPI bus? If not, then it does
> not make much sense to declare it as I2C or SPI slave. Instead it should
> be platform device which is the type we use when there is no explicit
> bus specified in ACPI.
>

No, it's not a SPI nor an I2C bus. I actually would say that my idea is
generally wrong, as the ACPI definition is not a real reflection of the
bus/slave.

However, Rafael did suggest extending special I2C/SPI handling to them.
In this case, I don't see how the LPC slave can be identified like an
I2C or SPI slave is.

Thanks,
John

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