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SubjectRe: [PATCH 01/13] acpi: utils: Cleanup acpi_dev_match_cb
Hi Rafael,

On 06/06/2019 10:14, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 5, 2019 at 5:14 PM Suzuki K Poulose <> wrote:
>> acpi_dev_match_cb match function modifies the "data" argument
>> to pass on a result which could be easily deduced from the result
>> of the bus_find_device() call at the caller site. Clean this
>> up in preparation to convert the "match" argument for bus_find_device
>> to accept a "const" data pointer, similar to class_find_device. This
>> would allow consolidating the match routines for these two APIs.
> This changelog can be improved IMO.

I agree. Will update it.

> In fact, the final goal here is to pass (const void *) as the second
> argument to acpi_dev_match_cb() (which you could do right away in this
> patch if I'm not mistaken) which is because you want to modify the
> prototype of bus_find_device().
> So why don't you write something like this in the changelog:
> "The prototype of bus_find_device() will be unified with that of
> class_find_device() subsequently, but for this purpose the callback
> functions passed to it need to take (const void *) as the second
> argument. Consequently, they cannot modify the memory pointed to by
> that argument which currently is not the case for acpi_dev_match_cb().
> However, acpi_dev_match_cb() really need not modify the "match" object
> passed to it, because acpi_dev_get_first_match_dev() which uses it via
> bus_find_device() can easily convert the result of bus_find_device()
> into the pointer to return.


> For this reason, update acpi_dev_match_cb() to avoid the redundant
> memory updates and change the type of its second argument to (const
> void *)."

We can't do that quite yet, until we unify the prototype of the

>> Cc: "Rafael J. Wysocki" <>
>> Cc: Len Brown <>
>> Cc:
>> Signed-off-by: Suzuki K Poulose <>
>> ---
>> drivers/acpi/utils.c | 7 +------
>> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 6 deletions(-)
>> diff --git a/drivers/acpi/utils.c b/drivers/acpi/utils.c
>> index 7def63a..1391b63 100644
>> --- a/drivers/acpi/utils.c
>> +++ b/drivers/acpi/utils.c
>> @@ -725,8 +725,6 @@ bool acpi_dev_found(const char *hid)
>> EXPORT_SYMBOL(acpi_dev_found);
>> struct acpi_dev_match_info {
>> - const char *dev_name;
>> - struct acpi_device *adev;
>> struct acpi_device_id hid[2];
>> const char *uid;
>> s64 hrv;
>> @@ -746,9 +744,6 @@ static int acpi_dev_match_cb(struct device *dev, void *data)
> And why not to change the type of the second arg to "const void *data" here?

Because, that would conflict with what bus_find_device() expects now. We make
the change only later. Since this change was a bit more intrusive than simply
changing the type of the parameter, I kept it as a preparatory patch.

Thanks for the review !


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