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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 0/3] mailbox: ACPI: Remove incorrect error message about parsing PCCT
On Tuesday, May 1, 2018 2:39:04 AM CEST Al Stone wrote:
> This set of patches provide some cleanup in ACPI for minor issues
> found while correcting a bogus error message (the first two patches),
> and the correction for the error message itself (patch 3/3). Note
> that patches 1/3 and 2/3 are not required for 3/3 to work: 1/3 only
> changes a comment and 2/3 makes an ACPI table parsing loop a wee bit
> more robust.
> For patch 3/3, many systems on boot have been reporting "Error parsing
> PCC subspaces from PCCT" which turns out to not be an error at all.
> The issue is that the probe for ACPI mailboxes defined in the PCCT
> (Platform Communications Channel Table) makes a faulty assumption about
> the content of the PCCT. What's more, when the error is reported, no
> further PCC mailboxes are set up, even when they have been defined
> in the PCCT. So, in the reported cases, there was no error and the
> data in the PCCT was being ignored. This is described in more detail
> in patch 3/3.
> Since these patches primarily involve ACPI usages, it may make
> sense for all of them to go through the linux-acpi tree; clearly,
> this is up to the maintainers, though.
> v3:
> -- properly format docbook info in patch 1/3
> -- remove extra parens in patch 2/3
> -- clean up formatting, remove pr_warn() calls used in debugging but
> providing no value, clean up docbook info for count_pcc_subspaces()
> and parse_pcc_subspaces(), all in patch 3/3
> v2:
> -- removed one extraneous '+' in a comment in patch 3/3
> -- fixed an if test that had a predicate that kbuild pointed out would
> always be zero
> Al Stone (3):
> ACPI: improve function documentation for acpi_parse_entries_array()
> ACPI: ensure acpi_parse_entries_array() does not access non-existent
> table data
> mailbox: ACPI: erroneous error message when parsing the ACPI PCCT
> drivers/acpi/tables.c | 12 ++++---
> drivers/mailbox/pcc.c | 96 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++------------------
> 2 files changed, 71 insertions(+), 37 deletions(-)

I've applied [1-2/3] and I'm waiting on input from Prashanth on the [3/3].


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