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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 1/2] Xen acpi pad implement


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From: xen-devel-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:xen-devel-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
On Behalf Of Jan Beulich
Sent: Friday, October 26, 2012 8:02 PM
To: Liu, Jinsong
Cc: konrad.wilk@xxxxxxxxxx; linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; 
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 1/2] Xen acpi pad implement

>>> "Liu, Jinsong" <jinsong.liu@xxxxxxxxx> 10/26/12 8:18 AM >>>
>> +static struct acpi_driver xen_acpi_pad_driver = {
>> +    .name = "processor_aggregator",
>> +    .ids = pad_device_ids,
>> +    .ops = {
>> +        .add = xen_acpi_pad_add,
>[Jinsong] .remove method not used by any logic now (any possible point use 
>it?), so we remove it from our former patch.

Unless there is technical difficulty implementing it, I wouldn't defer adding 
that code until the point where something doesn't work anymore.

[Jinsong] No technical difficulty at all, in fact at last version it has 
.remove method. I will re-add it.

>Overall I'd recommend taking a look at the cleaned up driver in
>our kernels.
>[Jinsong] What's your point here?

There's quite a bit of cleanup/simplification potential here, and rather than 
pointing the pieces out individually I would think comparing with what we have 
in production use might be worthwhile. But that's up to you of course.

[Jinsong] I know your concern now -- we can cleanup/simplify xen pad logic by 
piggyback on native acpi pad code -- technically it's true. However, we 
intentionally do so in order to keep xen pad logic self-contained, just like 
what xen mcelog logic did before.

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