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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH] ACPI: bus: match of_device_id using acpi device
On Wed, Jul 4, 2018 at 1:17 PM, Nikolaus Voss
<> wrote:
> On Wed, 4 Jul 2018, Sudeep Holla wrote:
>> On 04/07/18 10:32, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jul 4, 2018 at 6:37 AM, Srinath Mannam
>>> <> wrote:

>> +1 on NACK for this and anything else that abuse PRP0001 as a short cut
>> approach.
> This is no abuse but exactly what PRP0001 is meant for. The basic idea of
> PRP0001 is to reuse DT "compatible" strings in ACPI namespace, see
> Documentation/acpi/enumeration.txt. Reusing also means getting access to the
> of_device_id.

The idea was for almost DIY and / or manufacturer to develop a
prototype without modifying match code and faking ACPI IDs.
That's why the target of PRP0001 is almost sensors connected to I2C and SPI.

That's why I agreed on your patch to help with this. But! The proper
solution for the devices (device manufacturer) is to allocate an ACPI
ID and provide a corresponding table to the driver.

This is my understanding of that exercise. Rafael can correct me.

> Allocating an ACPI id for an already existing DT driver is redundant, isn't
> it?

It is not.

With Best Regards,
Andy Shevchenko

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