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SubjectRe: [PATCH?] Move ACPI device nodes under /sys/firmware/acpi (was: Re: [RFC PATCH v2 01/12] Add sys_hotplug.h for system device hotplug framework)
On Sat, Feb 02, 2013 at 11:18:20PM +0100, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> On Saturday, February 02, 2013 09:15:37 PM Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> > On Saturday, February 02, 2013 03:58:01 PM Greg KH wrote:
> [...]
> >
> > > I know it's more complicated with these types of devices, and I think we
> > > are getting closer to the correct solution, I just don't want to ever
> > > see duplicate devices in the driver model for the same physical device.
> >
> > Do you mean two things based on struct device for the same hardware component?
> > That's been happening already pretty much forever for every PCI device known
> > to the ACPI layer, for PNP and many others. However, those ACPI things are (or
> > rather should be, but we're going to clean that up) only for convenience (to be
> > able to see the namespace structure and related things in sysfs). So the stuff
> > under /sys/devices/LNXSYSTM\:00/ is not "real". In my view it shouldn't even
> > be under /sys/devices/ (/sys/firmware/acpi/ seems to be a better place for it),
> > but that may be difficult to change without breaking user space (maybe we can
> > just symlink it from /sys/devices/ or something). And the ACPI bus type
> > shouldn't even exist in my opinion.
> Well, well.
> In fact, the appended patch moves the whole ACPI device nodes tree under
> /sys/firmware/acpi/ and I'm not seeing any negative consequences of that on my
> test box (events work and so on). User space is quite new on it, though, and
> the patch is hackish.

Try booting a RHEL 5 image on this type of kernel, or some old Fedora
releases, they were sensitive to changes in sysfs.

greg k-h

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