[PATCH v5 18/18] Documentation: ACPI for ARM64
catalin.marinas at arm.com
Tue Jan 6 03:29:29 PST 2015
On Tue, Jan 06, 2015 at 11:11:07AM +0000, Hanjun Guo wrote:
> On 2015年01月05日 19:05, Catalin Marinas wrote:
> > On Sun, Jan 04, 2015 at 09:39:24AM +0000, Hanjun Guo wrote:
> >> On 2014年12月25日 01:18, Catalin Marinas wrote:
> >> [...]
> >>> In addition to the above and _DSD requirements/banning, I would also add
> >>> some clear statements around:
> >>> _OSC: only global/published capabilities are allowed. For
> >>> device-specific _OSC we need a process or maybe we can ban them entirely
> >>> and rely on _DSD once we clarify the process.
> >>> _OSI: firmware must not check for certain _OSI strings. Here I'm not
> >>> sure what we would have to do for ARM Linux. Reporting "Windows" does
> >>> not make any sense but not reporting anything can, as Matthew Garrett
> >>> pointed out, can be interpreted by firmware as "Linux". In addition to
> >>> any statements in this document, I suggest you patch
> >>> drivers/acpi/acpica/utosi.c accordingly, maybe report "Linux" for ARM
> >>> and print a kernel warning so that we notice earlier.
> >>> ACPI_OS_NAME: this is globally defined as "Microsoft Windows NT". It
> >>> doesn't make much sense in the ARM context. Could we change it to
> >>> "Linux" when CONFIG_ARM64?
> I think we can introduce a Kconfig such as CONFIG_ACPI_OS_NAME_LINUX,
> selected by ARM64 and change ACPI_OS_NAME to "Linux" when
> CONFIG_ACPI_OS_NAME_LINUX defined. (we can not add CONFIG_ARM64 in
> ACPICA code directly since it will be used by windows too)
> some code like below:
This looks fine for me (with some minor comments below) but I'm not an
ACPI expert to say there wouldn't be any issues.
> diff --git a/arch/arm64/Kconfig b/arch/arm64/Kconfig
> index b1f9a20..de567a3 100644
> --- a/arch/arm64/Kconfig
> +++ b/arch/arm64/Kconfig
> @@ -1,5 +1,6 @@
> config ARM64
> def_bool y
> + select ACPI_OS_NAME_LINUX if ACPI
> select ARCH_BINFMT_ELF_RANDOMIZE_PIE
> select ARCH_HAS_ATOMIC64_DEC_IF_POSITIVE
> select ARCH_HAS_GCOV_PROFILE_ALL
> diff --git a/drivers/acpi/Kconfig b/drivers/acpi/Kconfig
> index 8951cef..11a10ac 100644
> --- a/drivers/acpi/Kconfig
> +++ b/drivers/acpi/Kconfig
> @@ -369,6 +369,10 @@ config ACPI_REDUCED_HARDWARE_ONLY
> If you are unsure what to do, do not enable this option.
> +config ACPI_OS_NAME_LINUX
> + bool "Using Linux for _OS method" if EXPERT
> + def_bool n
No need for a default n, it is off by default. Alternatively you could
default y if ARM64
> source "drivers/acpi/apei/Kconfig"
> config ACPI_EXTLOG
> diff --git a/include/acpi/acconfig.h b/include/acpi/acconfig.h
> index 5a0a3e5..db5e13e 100644
> --- a/include/acpi/acconfig.h
> +++ b/include/acpi/acconfig.h
> @@ -69,7 +69,11 @@
> * code that will not execute the _OSI method unless _OS matches the
> * below. Therefore, change this string at your own risk.
> +#ifndef ACPI_OS_NAME_USING_LINUX
> #define ACPI_OS_NAME "Microsoft Windows NT"
> +#define ACPI_OS_NAME "Linux"
Can you not use CONFIG_ACPI_OS_NAME_LINUX directly here without
introducing another macro?
> >> We will work on this both on ASWG and linux ACPI driver side, as Dong
> >> and Charles pointed out, _OSI things can be solved in ACPI spec, when
> >> that is done, we can modify the kernel driver to fix the problems above.
> > Which driver?
> the ACPICA core driver as you suggested, sorry for the confusion.
> > What about ACPI_OS_NAME? Would you suggest it is fine to report
> > "Microsoft Windows NT" on an ARM system? That _OS_ not _OSI.
> No, not at all. I prefer "Linux"
> In include/acpi/acconfig.h, when ACPI_OS_NAME defined, it says:
> "OS name, used for the _OS object. The _OS object is essentially
> for some legacy reasons, we needed "Microsoft Windows NT", but ACPI
> for ARM64 on linux is totally new, I think we can change it to
> "Linux" when CONFIG_ARM64 as you suggested.
We could ignore this change for now if we don't expect the _OS object to
be used at all. But do we have any other way to check the AML code for
this? Would FWTS catch such obsolete cases?
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