Re: [Pcihpd-discuss] [RFC] New sysfs tree for hotplug

From: Matthew Wilcox
Date: Fri Apr 23 2004 - 07:34:25 EST

On Fri, Apr 23, 2004 at 09:18:16PM +0900, Keiichiro Tokunaga wrote:
> That's right. /sys/devices/hotplug/ACPI/ tree becomes hard-wired one. I was
> thinking to define the board by using ACPI (as a "generic container device" in
> ACPI namespace). Therefore, if there is the new tree I proposed in the kernel,
> it would be easy to represent the hierarchy, and a directory for the board
> appears in the new tree. So I thought that we could put an control file to
> invoke the board hotplug and an information file under the directory.
> (Actually, I've made a rough patch for the new tree and it seems to work fine:)
> I also thought that interface for hotplug could be unified so that it would become
> easier for user to use.

Have you seen Alex Williamson's patch to fill out the /sys/firmware/acpi tree?

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