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SubjectRE: [PATCH] ACPICA: make acpi_load_table() return table index
On Thu, 26 Sep 2019, Schmauss, Erik wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: linux-acpi-owner@vger.kernel.org <linux-acpi-owner@vger.kernel.org>
>> On Behalf Of Shevchenko, Andriy
>> Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2019 9:35 AM
>> To: Schmauss, Erik <erik.schmauss@intel.com>
>> Cc: Nikolaus Voss <nikolaus.voss@loewensteinmedical.de>; Rafael J. Wysocki
>> <rjw@rjwysocki.net>; Moore, Robert <robert.moore@intel.com>; Len Brown
>> <lenb@kernel.org>; Jacek Anaszewski <jacek.anaszewski@gmail.com>; Pavel
>> Machek <pavel@ucw.cz>; Dan Murphy <dmurphy@ti.com>; linux-
>> acpi@vger.kernel.org; devel@acpica.org; linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org;
>> nv@vosn.de
>> Subject: Re: [PATCH] ACPICA: make acpi_load_table() return table index
>>
>> On Thu, Sep 26, 2019 at 07:09:05PM +0300, Schmauss, Erik wrote:
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: Nikolaus Voss <nikolaus.voss@loewensteinmedical.de>
>>>> Sent: Thursday, September 12, 2019 1:08 AM
>>>> To: Shevchenko, Andriy <andriy.shevchenko@intel.com>; Schmauss, Erik
>>>> <erik.schmauss@intel.com>; Rafael J. Wysocki <rjw@rjwysocki.net>;
>>>> Moore, Robert <robert.moore@intel.com>
>>>> Cc: Len Brown <lenb@kernel.org>; Jacek Anaszewski
>>>> <jacek.anaszewski@gmail.com>; Pavel Machek <pavel@ucw.cz>; Dan
>>>> Murphy <dmurphy@ti.com>; linux-acpi@vger.kernel.org;
>>>> devel@acpica.org; linux- kernel@vger.kernel.org; nv@vosn.de;
>>>> Nikolaus Voss <nikolaus.voss@loewensteinmedical.de>
>>>> Subject: [PATCH] ACPICA: make acpi_load_table() return table index
>>>>
>>> Hi Nikolaus,
>>>
>>>> For unloading an ACPI table, it is necessary to provide the index of the table.
>>>> The method intended for dynamically loading or hotplug addition of
>>>> tables, acpi_load_table(), should provide this information via an
>>>> optional pointer to the loaded table index.
>>>
>>> We'll take this patch for ACPICA upstream
>>
>> Erik,
>>
> Hi Andy,
>
>> how about to have also counterpart to acpi_load_table() which will do what it's
>> done now in acpi_configfs.c via acpi_tb_*() API?
>
> I should have given more details. We decided to add this extra parameter
> in AcpiLoadTable and we're going to create an AcpiUnloadTable function
> that will take table index to unload the table (basically the
> acpi_tb_unload..). Once we do this, you can use table indices with
> AcpiUnloadTable and AcpiLoadTable.

that's even better news.

Rafael, shall I prepare anything?

Niko

>
> Erik
>>
>> Because it's kinda strange to call acpi_load_table*() and acpi_tb_*() in the
>> same module.
>>
>> --
>> With Best Regards,
>> Andy Shevchenko
>>
>

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Nikolaus Voss - Aastwiete 4 - 22880 Wedel

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