Re: [PATCH 1/3] mfd: Add LPC driver for Intel ICH chipsets

From: Aaron Sierra
Date: Fri Feb 03 2012 - 17:50:40 EST

> > If you want to send me your patchset directly, I can test it out on
> > some of our hardware (Ibex Peak and Cougar Point). I can work on
> > implementing some of your other suggestions as well before
> > resubmitting to the list.
> >
> Done. You should have received a series of four patches, your three
> plus one with a number of changes I made on top of your first patch.
> The last two patches are essentially yours modified to compile with
> 3.3-rc2 and to work (hopefully ;) with my patch.
> Thanks,
> Guenter

I received and applied your patches. I had to compile with ACPI
disabled because 3.3-rc2 now reports a resource conflict between the
WDAT structure (that we report for Microsoft Windows watchdog timer
support) and the TCO watchdog portion of lpc_ich:

ACPI Warning: 0x00000460-0x0000047f SystemIO conflicts with
Region \PMIO 1 (20120111/utaddress-251)
ACPI: If an ACPI driver is available for this device, you should use
it instead of the native driver
lpc_ich: probe of 0000:00:1f.0 failed with error -16

We may have to submit a driver in the future to utilize the WDAT
ACPI table, but that's another topic.

Do you think it's worth modifying lcp_ich to register all of the
resources that it can and only populate the mfd_cells that have
all of their required resources? That would prevent the entire
driver from bombing out in situations like this. I can't imagine
our BIOS is the only one implementing the WDAT table.

Anyway, after compiling without ACPI the lpc_ich driver registered
as expected and the gpio-ich and iTCO_wdt drivers detected and
configured their associated resources. I have verified that the
watchdog timer still works as expected. I need to track down some
other hardware to properly test the GPIO.

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