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SubjectRe: [PATCH] ACPICA: make acpi_load_table() return table index
On Wed, Sep 25, 2019 at 12:18:11PM +0200, Nikolaus Voss wrote:
> On Tue, 24 Sep 2019, Moore, Robert wrote:
> > How about this:
> > Go back to using acpi_tb_install_and_load_table(), but then call acpi_ns_initialize_objects afterwards This is what acpi_load_table does.
> >
> >
> > ACPI_INFO (("Host-directed Dynamic ACPI Table Load:"));
> > Status = AcpiTbInstallAndLoadTable (ACPI_PTR_TO_PHYSADDR (Table),
> > if (ACPI_SUCCESS (Status))
> > {
> > /* Complete the initialization/resolution of new objects */
> >
> > AcpiNsInitializeObjects ();
> > }
> The idea was to have all drivers use the same interface for dynamically
> loading ACPI tables, i.e. efivar_ssdt_load() (which already used
> acpi_load_table()) and the acpi_configfs driver. The efivar driver doesn't
> provide a possibility to unload the table, so acpi_load_table() is okay for
> this purpose.

> According to Bob, acpi_tb_install_and_load_table() is not part
> of the external ACPICA API declared under include/acpi (though it is
> exported).

You are answering to Bob himself :-)

So, above is another proposal and we can create a common symmetric APIs in ACPI
glue layer for all users even if some of them don't care about unloading.

> The counterpart of acpi_load_table() - inline comment "Note1: Mainly
> intended to support hotplug addition of SSDTs" - seems to be
> acpi_unload_parent_table() - inline comment "Note: Mainly intended to
> support hotplug removal of SSDTs" - but it doesn't expect a table index but
> an acpi_handle as argument, and it is only used within ACPICA, so IMO the
> API can't be properly used in our case and should be improved even though
> unloading tables is deprecated.
> If changing the API is not an option, we can choose between Rafael's way
> (extending the API instead of changing it) or Bob's proposal (doing the same
> thing - hotplug-loading a SSDT - in different ways, in case of acpi_configfs
> using ACPICA internal API). I don't have a clear favorite, but I'm tending
> to Rafael's solution my favorite being the API change.

With Best Regards,
Andy Shevchenko

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