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From: Len Brown <lenb@kernel.org>
To: trenn@suse.de
Cc: linux-kernel <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	linux-acpi <linux-acpi@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/3] ACPI autoloading - ACPICA adjustance
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2007 03:58:58 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <200707030358.59031.lenb@kernel.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1182111854.4204.4.camel@noname>

On Sunday 17 June 2007 16:24, Thomas Renninger wrote:
> Define standardized HIDs ...

> Index: linux-2.6.22-rc4/include/acpi/acpi_drivers.h
> ===================================================================
> --- linux-2.6.22-rc4.orig/include/acpi/acpi_drivers.h
> +++ linux-2.6.22-rc4/include/acpi/acpi_drivers.h
> @@ -34,16 +34,33 @@
>  #define ACPI_BUS_COMPONENT		0x00010000
>  #define ACPI_SYSTEM_COMPONENT		0x02000000
>  
> -/* _HID definitions */
> +/*
> +  _HID definitions
> +  HIDs starting with 'X' are self defined here and are used for devices where
> +  a HID does not exist in spec.
> +  HIDs must conform to (ACPI spec - 6.1.4):
>  
> -#define ACPI_POWER_HID			"power_resource"
> +  Numeric 32-bit compressed EISA type ID are not supported (never seen one as
> +  an ACPI HID?)
> +
> +  A valid PNP ID must be of the form AAA#### where A is an uppercase letter
> +  and # is a hex digit.
> +  A valid ACPI ID must be of the form ACPI#### where # is a hex digit.
> +
> +  and our self-defined: XAAA#### where A is an uppercase letter and # is a hex
> +  digit.

What was the criteria for inventing the XAAA#### format?
It doesn't comply with the PNP standard format above, since
it starts with four letters instead of three.

I don't think that "XVID0001" will be more meaningful than "video"
when seen in sysfs...

> +*/
> +
> +#define ACPI_POWER_HID			"XPWR0001"
>  #define ACPI_PROCESSOR_HID		"ACPI0007"
> -#define ACPI_SYSTEM_HID			"acpi_system"
> -#define ACPI_THERMAL_HID		"thermal"
> -#define ACPI_BUTTON_HID_POWERF		"button_power"
> -#define ACPI_BUTTON_HID_SLEEPF		"button_sleep"
> -#define ACPI_VIDEO_HID			"video"
> -#define ACPI_BAY_HID			"bay"
> +#define ACPI_SYSTEM_HID			"XSYS0001"
> +#define ACPI_THERMAL_HID		"XTHM0001"
> +#define ACPI_BUTTON_HID_POWERF		"XPBT0001"
> +#define ACPI_BUTTON_HID_SLEEPF		"XSBT0001"
> +#define ACPI_VIDEO_HID			"XVID0001"
> +#define ACPI_BAY_HID			"XBAY0001"
> +

If the criteria is to stay within an 8 character id length,
I'd rather spell a word with capital letters, and stick
in 0's where we don't need more letters:

POWER000
SYSTEM00
THERMAL0
PWRBTN00
SLEEPBTN
VIDEO000
DRIVEBAY

Or when we discussed this before, we though about not conflicting
with a standard (or vendor standard) name by becoming the Linux vendor --
say using  the "LNX" prefix, and trying to spell something useful
in the remaining 5 characters. eg.

LNXPOWER
LNXSYSTM
LNXTHERM
LNXSLPBN
LNXPWRBN
LNXVIDEO
LNXIOBAY

-Len

  parent reply	other threads:[~2007-07-03  7:59 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 19+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-06-17 20:24 Thomas Renninger
2007-06-17 20:27 ` [PATCH 2/3] ACPI autoloading - Create acpi alias interface Thomas Renninger
2007-06-17 20:24   ` [PATCH 3/3] ACPI autoloading - Create __mod_acpi_device_table symbol for all acpi drivers Thomas Renninger
2007-06-17 22:49     ` Henrique de Moraes Holschuh
2007-06-19 12:53       ` Thomas Renninger
2007-06-19 16:23         ` Mattia Dongili
2007-06-19 21:27         ` Henrique de Moraes Holschuh
2007-07-03  7:11           ` Len Brown
2007-07-03 15:06             ` Henrique de Moraes Holschuh
2007-06-20 17:06     ` Mattia Dongili
2007-06-20 17:47       ` Thomas Renninger
2007-06-21  4:16         ` Mattia Dongili
2007-07-03  7:15         ` Len Brown
2007-07-04  7:33           ` Mattia Dongili
2007-07-04 10:17             ` Thomas Renninger
2007-06-20 15:52   ` [PATCH 2/3] ACPI autoloading - Create acpi alias interface Mattia Dongili
2007-06-20 17:24     ` Thomas Renninger
2007-07-03  7:58 ` Len Brown [this message]
2007-07-03 12:23   ` [PATCH 1/3] ACPI autoloading - ACPICA adjustance Thomas Renninger

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