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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/2] ACPI / scan: Remove useless #ifndef and simplify container driver
On Fri, 2013-02-08 at 01:24 +0100, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> On Monday, February 04, 2013 12:47:31 AM Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> > From: Rafael J. Wysocki <>
> >
> > The only useful thing that the ACPI container driver does is to
> > install system notify handlers for all container and module device
> > objects it finds in the namespace. The driver structure,
> > acpi_container_driver, and the data structures created by its
> > .add() callback are in fact not used by the driver, so remove
> > them entirely.
> >
> > It also makes a little sense to build that driver as a module,
> > so make it non-modular and add its initialization to the
> > namespace scanning code.
> >
> > In addition to that, make the namespace walk callback used for
> > installing the notify handlers more straightforward.
> As pointed out by Toshi Kani, the above changes would make acpi_eject_store()
> fail for containers and it is the only way to eject them currently, so patch
> [2/2] is an improved version of this (with Toshi's changes folded in).
> Patch [1/2] is just a cleanup removing a useless #ifndef from acpi_eject_store().

Thanks for the update! They look good. For the series:

Reviewed-by: Toshi Kani <>
Tested-by: Toshi Kani <>

BTW, did you intentionally keep the struct acpi_container definition in
<acpi/container.h>? I deleted that one in my patch.


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