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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/2] PCI/AER: Consistently use _OSC to determine who owns AER
On Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 8:49 PM Sinan Kaya <okaya@kernel.org> wrote:
>
> On 11/15/2018 3:16 PM, Alexandru Gagniuc wrote:
> > I've asked around a few people at Dell and they unanimously agree that
> > _OSC is the correct way to determine ownership of AER. In linux, we
> > use the result of _OSC to enable AER services, but we use HEST to
> > determine AER ownership. That's inconsistent. This series drops the
> > use of HEST in favor of _OSC.
> >
> > [1]https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/11/15/62
>
> This change breaks the existing systems that rely on the HEST table
> telling the operating system about firmware first presence.
>
> Besides, HEST table has much more granularity about which PCI component
> needs firmware such as global/device/switch.
>
> You should probably circulate these ideas for wider consumption in UEFI
> forum as UEFI owns the HEST table definition.

I agree with Sinan, this will break existing systems, and the granularity of the
HEST definition is more useful than the single bit in _OSC.

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