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Date:   Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:35:27 -0700
To:     LKML <>, Rob Herring <>,
        Sakari Ailus <>,
        Mika Westerberg <>,
        "Rafael J . Wysocki" <>
Cc:     John Hubbard <>
Subject: [PATCH 1/1] acpi: unbreak ACPI_HANDLE(), encapsulate fwnode_operations

From: John Hubbard <>

Due to commit db3e50f3234b ("device property: Get rid of struct
fwnode_handle type field"), ACPI_HANDLE() inadvertently became
a GPL-only call. The call path that led to that was:


...and the new DECLARE_ACPI_FWNODE_OPS() includes
EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL, whereas previously it was a static struct.

In order to avoid changing any of that, let's instead provide ever
so slightly better encapsulation of those struct fwnode_operations
instances. Those do not really need to be directly used in
inline function calls in header files. Simply moving two small
functions (is_acpi_device_node and is_acpi_data_node) out of
acpi_bus.h, and into a .c file, does that.

That leaves the internals of struct fwnode_operations as GPL-only
(which I think was the intent all along), but un-breaks any driver
code out there that relies on the ACPI subsystem's being (historically)
an EXPORT_SYMBOL-usable system. By that, I mean, ACPI_HANDLE() and
other basic ACPI calls were non-GPL-protected.

Also, while I'm there, remove a tiny bit of redundancy that was missed
in the earlier commit, by having is_acpi_node() use the other two
routines, instead of checking fwnode directly.

Signed-off-by: John Hubbard <>
 drivers/acpi/property.c | 13 +++++++++++++
 include/acpi/acpi_bus.h | 18 ++++--------------
 2 files changed, 17 insertions(+), 14 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/acpi/property.c b/drivers/acpi/property.c
index c1c216163de3..1e3c2517a1ac 100644
--- a/drivers/acpi/property.c
+++ b/drivers/acpi/property.c
@@ -1293,3 +1293,16 @@ static int acpi_fwnode_graph_parse_endpoint(const struct fwnode_handle *fwnode,
 const struct fwnode_operations acpi_static_fwnode_ops;
+bool is_acpi_device_node(const struct fwnode_handle *fwnode)
+	return !IS_ERR_OR_NULL(fwnode) &&
+		fwnode->ops == &acpi_device_fwnode_ops;
+bool is_acpi_data_node(const struct fwnode_handle *fwnode)
+	return !IS_ERR_OR_NULL(fwnode) && fwnode->ops == &acpi_data_fwnode_ops;
diff --git a/include/acpi/acpi_bus.h b/include/acpi/acpi_bus.h
index dedf9d789166..fa1505292f6c 100644
--- a/include/acpi/acpi_bus.h
+++ b/include/acpi/acpi_bus.h
@@ -399,17 +399,12 @@ extern const struct fwnode_operations acpi_device_fwnode_ops;
 extern const struct fwnode_operations acpi_data_fwnode_ops;
 extern const struct fwnode_operations acpi_static_fwnode_ops;
+bool is_acpi_device_node(const struct fwnode_handle *fwnode);
+bool is_acpi_data_node(const struct fwnode_handle *fwnode);
 static inline bool is_acpi_node(const struct fwnode_handle *fwnode)
-	return !IS_ERR_OR_NULL(fwnode) &&
-		(fwnode->ops == &acpi_device_fwnode_ops
-		 || fwnode->ops == &acpi_data_fwnode_ops);
-static inline bool is_acpi_device_node(const struct fwnode_handle *fwnode)
-	return !IS_ERR_OR_NULL(fwnode) &&
-		fwnode->ops == &acpi_device_fwnode_ops;
+	return (is_acpi_device_node(fwnode) || is_acpi_data_node(fwnode));
 #define to_acpi_device_node(__fwnode)					\
@@ -422,11 +417,6 @@ static inline bool is_acpi_device_node(const struct fwnode_handle *fwnode)
 			NULL;						\
-static inline bool is_acpi_data_node(const struct fwnode_handle *fwnode)
-	return !IS_ERR_OR_NULL(fwnode) && fwnode->ops == &acpi_data_fwnode_ops;
 #define to_acpi_data_node(__fwnode)					\
 	({								\
 		typeof(__fwnode) __to_acpi_data_node_fwnode = __fwnode;	\

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