> -----Original Message-----
> From: Darren Hart [mailto:dvh...@infradead.org]
> Sent: Friday, March 2, 2018 6:22 PM
> To: Limonciello, Mario <mario_limoncie...@dell.com>
> Cc: Andy Shevchenko <andy.shevche...@gmail.com>; pali.ro...@gmail.com; LKML
> <firstname.lastname@example.org>; platform-driver-...@vger.kernel.org
> Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 3/3] platform/x86: dell-smbios: Link all dell-smbios-*
> modules together
> On Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 12:23:04PM -0600, Mario Limonciello wrote:
> > Some race conditions were raised due to dell-smbios and its backends
> > not being ready by the time that a consumer would call one of the
> > exported methods.
> > To avoid this problem, guarantee that all initialization has been
> > done by linking them all together and running init for them all.
> > As part of this change the Kconfig needs to be adjusted so that
> > CONFIG_DELL_SMBIOS_SMM and CONFIG_DELL_SMBIOS_WMI are boolean
> > rather than modules.
> > CONFIG_DELL_SMBIOS is a visually selectable option again and both
> > CONFIG_DELL_SMBIOS_WMI and CONFIG_DELL_SMBIOS_SMM are optional.
> > Signed-off-by: Mario Limonciello <mario.limoncie...@dell.com>
> > ---
> > Changes from v2:
> > * Move rest of #ifdef out of source files
> > * Only compile units as necessary
> > drivers/platform/x86/Kconfig | 11 ++++++++---
> > drivers/platform/x86/Makefile | 4 ++--
> > drivers/platform/x86/dell-smbios-base.c | 21 ++++++++++++++++++++-
> > drivers/platform/x86/dell-smbios-smm.c | 18 ++++--------------
> > drivers/platform/x86/dell-smbios-wmi.c | 14 ++++----------
> > drivers/platform/x86/dell-smbios.h | 27 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
> > 6 files changed, 64 insertions(+), 31 deletions(-)
> > diff --git a/drivers/platform/x86/Kconfig b/drivers/platform/x86/Kconfig
> > index 9a8f964..0c0897e 100644
> > --- a/drivers/platform/x86/Kconfig
> > +++ b/drivers/platform/x86/Kconfig
> > @@ -106,10 +106,15 @@ config ASUS_LAPTOP
> > If you have an ACPI-compatible ASUS laptop, say Y or M here.
> > config DELL_SMBIOS
> > - tristate
> > + tristate "Dell SMBIOS driver"
> > + ---help---
> > + This provides support for the Dell SMBIOS calling interface.
> > + If you have a Dell computer you should enable this option.
> > +
> > + Be sure to select at least one backend for it to work properly.
> > config DELL_SMBIOS_WMI
> > - tristate "Dell SMBIOS calling interface (WMI implementation)"
> > + bool "Dell SMBIOS driver WMI support"
> Would you be happy with using "backend" here and for SMM?
> bool "Dell SMBIOS driver WMI backend"
> It makes it obvious what the help text is referring to by "select at
> least one backend".
> Happy to just make this change locally, no need to resubmit.
Yeah, fine by me.