Re: How to populate Battery information through ACPI tables

From: Westerberg, Mika
Date: Tue Feb 19 2013 - 12:38:02 EST

On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 07:11:52PM +0200, Pallala, Ramakrishna wrote:
> > On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 03:07:57PM +0000, Pallala, Ramakrishna wrote:
> > > I am trying to populate battery related information through ACPI
> > > tables and do battery management through non acpi drivers. Can you
> > > tell or point me on how to populate the ACPI tables in FW/BIOS and get
> > > them in OS? I am new to ACPI world.
> >
> > You should start by reading Documentation/acpi/enumeration.txt.
> >
> > Also can you describe with bit more details, what you are trying to do? A new
> > battery driver that is enumerated from ACPI namespace, perhaps?
> >
> > Do you have a DSDT table in hand which we could take a peek?
> Thanks Mika for the pointers. I have looked at the documentation.
> we already have i2c driver for battery monitoring but the chip needs initialized with
> characterization data. We wanted to populate/pass this data through ACPI table to the
> i2c slave driver.
> How can I do that? Can I pass characterization data through ACPI table to
> the i2c slave device?

Is the characterization data available in DSDT (or SSDT) table? If yes,
then you can just use the fact that ACPI_HANDLE(&i2c_client->dev) returns a
valid ACPI handle for your device. You can use this handle to call some
ACPI method or whaterver is needed to extract that information.
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