[Linaro-acpi] [PATCH v7 04/17] ARM64 / ACPI: Introduce early_param for "acpi" and pass acpi=force to enable ACPI

Timur Tabi timur at codeaurora.org
Wed Jan 28 10:18:44 PST 2015

On 01/28/2015 12:14 PM, Catalin Marinas wrote:
>> >So it looks like there's a whole conversation about this already in
>> >this thread that I didn't notice.  However, reading through all of it,
>> >I still don't understand sure why the presence of ACPI tables is
>> >insufficient to enable ACPI.

> Because ACPI on arm64 is still experimental, no matter how many people
> claim that it is production ready in their private setups.

Fair enough.  Does this mean that passing "acpi=force" on the kernel 
command line is a requirement for ARM64 servers?

>> >In what situation would we want to ignore ACPI tables that are
>> >present?

> When DT tables are also present (and for the first platforms, that's
> highly recommended, though not easily enforceable at the kernel level).

My understanding is that the EFI stub creates a device tree (and it 
contains some important information), so I don't understand how we can 
ever have an ACPI-only platform on ARM64 servers.

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