Re: [PATCH RFC v4 01/15] ACPI: Only enumerate enabled (or functional) processor devices

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On Thu, Feb 15, 2024 at 09:10:39PM +0100, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 31, 2024 at 5:49 PM Russell King <rmk+kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > From: James Morse <james.morse@xxxxxxx>
> >
> > Today the ACPI enumeration code 'visits' all devices that are present.
> >
> > This is a problem for arm64, where CPUs are always present, but not
> > always enabled. When a device-check occurs because the firmware-policy
> > has changed and a CPU is now enabled, the following error occurs:
> > | acpi ACPI0007:48: Enumeration failure
> >
> > This is ultimately because acpi_dev_ready_for_enumeration() returns
> > true for a device that is not enabled. The ACPI Processor driver
> > will not register such CPUs as they are not 'decoding their resources'.
> >
> > ACPI allows a device to be functional instead of maintaining the
> > present and enabled bit, but we can't simply check the enabled bit
> > for all devices since firmware can be buggy.
> >
> > If ACPI indicates that the device is present and enabled, then all well
> > and good, we can enumate it. However, if the device is present and not
> > enabled, then we also check whether the device is a processor device
> > to limit the impact of this new check to just processor devices.
> >
> > This avoids enumerating present && functional processor devices that
> > are not enabled.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: James Morse <james.morse@xxxxxxx>
> > Co-developed-by: Rafael J. Wysocki <rjw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Tested-by: Jonathan Cameron <Jonathan.Cameron@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > Reviewed-by: Jonathan Cameron <Jonathan.Cameron@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > Signed-off-by: Russell King (Oracle) <rmk+kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> I can queue this up for 6.9 as it looks like the rest of the series
> will still need some work.  What do you think?

That seems to be the only way we can make some progress with this
series. I've no idea how we progress from here because I can't answer
your questions on patch 2.

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