Re: [PATCH v5 03/17] ACPI: bus: Add acpi_riscv_init function

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On Thu, May 02, 2024 at 03:32:25PM +0530, Sunil V L wrote:
> On Thu, May 02, 2024 at 12:24:14PM +0300, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> > On Wed, May 01, 2024 at 05:47:28PM +0530, Sunil V L wrote:
> > > Add a new function for RISC-V to do any architecture specific
> > > initialization. This function will be used to create platform devices
> > > like APLIC, PLIC, RISC-V IOMMU etc. This is similar to acpi_arm_init().
> >
> > What is the special about this architecture that it requires a separate
> > initialization that is _not_ going to be in other cases?
> > Please, elaborate.
> >
> This init function will be used to create GSI mapping structures and in
> future may be others like iommu. Like I mentioned, ARM already has
> similar function acpi_arm_init(). So, it is not new right?

Just to add:

This is to initialise everything around all the arch specific tables
which you will not have on any other architectures. We could execute
on all architectures but the tables will never be found. The main point
is why do we want to do that if we can optimise and skip on all other


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