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Re: [PATCH 0/5] ACPI: Add _OST support for ACPI hotplug

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Hi Shuah and Toshi,
	As I can tell, _OST method has been defined in ACPI4.0 spec and
there are some platforms already implemented the _OST method. For example,
Quanta QSSC-S4R server implements _OST for hot-pluggable PCI slots, but 
it's a little pity that it doesn't implement _OST for the memory board,
so we can't test Toshi's patch on that platform.
	According to my understanding, other than notifying BIOS about the
event processing result, _OST could also be used to notify BIOS about the
IN_PROGRESS state, so BIOS could track the event handling progress and avoid
timeout. We have used _OST method to avoid timeout on one of our prototype
platforms.

On 04/12/2012 10:19 PM, Shuah Khan wrote:
> 
>> Hi Shuah,
>>
>> The fake _OST methods print arguments to verify successful execution of
>> the methods.  Since the purpose of _OST is firmware-internal
>> communication, there is no difference in testing on real firmware from
>> the OS perspective.  Overriding DSDT with fake ACPI methods is a
>> well-established and widely used testing method as well.
> 
> Toshi,
> 
> This patch hasn't gone through sufficient new functionality testing as
> the only testing that was done was exercising it with stubbed out
> firmware calls. I am not clear on how much regression testing this patch
> has undergone. Sorry, it doesn't give me the warm and fuzzies.
> 
> -- Shuah
> 
> 
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