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Date:	Mon, 5 Jan 2015 11:05:33 +0000
From:	Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@....com>
To:	Hanjun Guo <hanjun.guo@...aro.org>
Cc:	"Rafael J. Wysocki" <rjw@...ysocki.net>,
	Mark Rutland <Mark.Rutland@....com>,
	Olof Johansson <olof@...om.net>,
	"grant.likely@...aro.org" <grant.likely@...aro.org>,
	Will Deacon <Will.Deacon@....com>,
	"graeme.gregory@...aro.org" <graeme.gregory@...aro.org>,
	Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...db.de>,
	Sudeep Holla <Sudeep.Holla@....com>,
	"jcm@...hat.com" <jcm@...hat.com>,
	Jason Cooper <jason@...edaemon.net>,
	Marc Zyngier <Marc.Zyngier@....com>,
	Bjorn Helgaas <bhelgaas@...gle.com>,
	Daniel Lezcano <daniel.lezcano@...aro.org>,
	Mark Brown <broonie@...nel.org>, Rob Herring <robh@...nel.org>,
	Robert Richter <rric@...nel.org>,
	Lv Zheng <lv.zheng@...el.com>,
	Robert Moore <robert.moore@...el.com>,
	Lorenzo Pieralisi <Lorenzo.Pieralisi@....com>,
	Liviu Dudau <Liviu.Dudau@....com>,
	Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@...radead.org>,
	Charles Garcia-Tobin <Charles.Garcia-Tobin@....com>,
	"Kangkang.Shen@...wei.com" <Kangkang.Shen@...wei.com>,
	"linux-acpi@...r.kernel.org" <linux-acpi@...r.kernel.org>,
	"linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org" 
	<linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org>,
	"linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	"linaro-acpi@...ts.linaro.org" <linaro-acpi@...ts.linaro.org>,
	Al Stone <al.stone@...aro.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v5 18/18] Documentation: ACPI for ARM64

On Sun, Jan 04, 2015 at 09:39:24AM +0000, Hanjun Guo wrote:
> On 2014年12月25日 01:18, Catalin Marinas wrote:
> [...]
> >
> > In addition to the above and _DSD requirements/banning, I would also add
> > some clear statements around:
> >
> > _OSC: only global/published capabilities are allowed. For
> > device-specific _OSC we need a process or maybe we can ban them entirely
> > and rely on _DSD once we clarify the process.
> >
> > _OSI: firmware must not check for certain _OSI strings. Here I'm not
> > sure what we would have to do for ARM Linux. Reporting "Windows" does
> > not make any sense but not reporting anything can, as Matthew Garrett
> > pointed out, can be interpreted by firmware as "Linux". In addition to
> > any statements in this document, I suggest you patch
> > drivers/acpi/acpica/utosi.c accordingly, maybe report "Linux" for ARM
> > and print a kernel warning so that we notice earlier.
> >
> > ACPI_OS_NAME: this is globally defined as "Microsoft Windows NT". It
> > doesn't make much sense in the ARM context. Could we change it to
> > "Linux" when CONFIG_ARM64?
> 
> We will work on this both on ASWG and linux ACPI driver side, as Dong
> and Charles pointed out, _OSI things can be solved in ACPI spec, when
> that is done, we can modify the kernel driver to fix the problems above.

Which driver?

What about ACPI_OS_NAME? Would you suggest it is fine to report
"Microsoft Windows NT" on an ARM system? That _OS_ not _OSI.

-- 
Catalin
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