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SubjectRe: [PATCH v1] xen: ACPI: Get rid of ACPICA message printing

On 3/1/21 9:11 AM, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 28, 2021 at 2:49 AM Boris Ostrovsky
> <> wrote:
>> On 2/24/21 1:47 PM, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
>>> From: Rafael J. Wysocki <>
>>> The ACPI_DEBUG_PRINT() macro is used in a few places in
>>> xen-acpi-cpuhotplug.c and xen-acpi-memhotplug.c for printing debug
>>> messages, but that is questionable, because that macro belongs to
>>> ACPICA and it should not be used elsewhere. In addition,
>>> ACPI_DEBUG_PRINT() requires special enabling to allow it to actually
>>> print the message and the _COMPONENT symbol generally needed for
>>> that is not defined in any of the files in question.
>>> For this reason, replace all of the ACPI_DEBUG_PRINT() instances in
>>> the Xen code with acpi_handle_debug() (with the additional benefit
>>> that the source object can be identified more easily after this
>>> change) and drop the ACPI_MODULE_NAME() definitions that are only
>>> used by the ACPICA message printing macros from that code.
>>> Signed-off-by: Rafael J. Wysocki <>
>>> ---
>>> drivers/xen/xen-acpi-cpuhotplug.c | 12 +++++-------
>>> drivers/xen/xen-acpi-memhotplug.c | 16 +++++++---------
>> As I was building with this patch I (re-)discovered that since 2013 it depends on BROKEN (commit 76fc253723add). Despite commit message there saying that it's a temporary patch it seems to me by now that it's more than that.
>> And clearly noone tried to build these files since at least 2015 because memhotplug file doesn't compile due to commit cfafae940381207.
>> While this is easily fixable the question is whether we want to keep these files. Obviously noone cares about this functionality.
> Well, I would be for dropping them.
> Do you want me to send a patch to do that?

Yes, if you don't mind (but let's give this a few days for people to have a chance to comment).


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