Re: [PATCH v6 0/6] ACPI: Add _OST support for ACPI hotplug

From: Prarit Bhargava
Date: Mon Jul 16 2012 - 08:52:16 EST

On 01/-10/-28163 02:59 PM, Kani, Toshimitsu wrote:
> * This version updates to use pr_<level> over printk to accommodate
> checkpatch update since this patchset was accepted in -next.
> This patchset supports ACPI OSPM Status Indication (_OST) method for
> ACPI CPU/memory/container hotplug operations and sysfs eject. After
> an ACPI hotplug operation has completed, OSPM calls _OST to indicate
> the result of the operation to the platform. If a platform does not
> support _OST, this patchset has no effect on the platform.
> This _OST support is enabled when all relevant ACPI hotplug operations,
> such as CPU, memory and container hotplug, are enabled. This assures
> consistent behavior among the hotplug operations with regarding the
> _OST support.
> Some platforms may require the OS to support _OST in order to support
> ACPI hotplug operations. For example, if a platform has the management
> console where user can request a hotplug operation from, this _OST
> support would be required for the management console to show the result
> of the hotplug request to user.
> The _OST definition can be found in section 6.3.5 of ACPI 5.0 spec.
> The HPPF spec below also describes hotplug flows with _OST.
> DIG64 Hot-Plug & Partitioning Flow (HPPF) Specification R1.0
> The changes have been tested with simulated _OST methods.
> v6:
> - Updated to use pr_<level> over printk.
> v5:
> - Updated change log in patch 5/6.
> v4:
> - Removed CONFIG_ACPI_HOTPLUG_OST option.
> v3:
> - Added more descriptions to the change logs.
> v2:
> - Added _OST support for container hotplug and sysfs eject.
> - Reordered patchset to enable _OST support bit of _OSC in the
> last patch.
> ---
> Toshi Kani (6):
> ACPI: Add an interface to evaluate _OST
> ACPI: Add _OST support for sysfs eject
> ACPI: Add _OST support for ACPI CPU hotplug
> ACPI: Add _OST support for ACPI memory hotplug
> ACPI: Add _OST support for ACPI container hotplug
> ACPI: Set hotplug _OST support bit to _OSC

I have a few systems on which I can do some _OST CPU and Memory hotplug. These
systems are newer Intel systems in which ACPI events can be triggered via
switches to add CPUs.

I tested this patchset with CPU _add_ and haven't seen any issues.


Tested-by: Prarit Bhargava <prarit@xxxxxxxxxx>

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