On Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 12:42 AM, Rafael J. Wysocki <r...@rjwysocki.net> wrote:
> On Friday, April 13, 2018 6:54:04 AM CEST Schmauss, Erik wrote:
>>
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: Dan Williams [mailto:dan.j.willi...@intel.com]
>> > Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2018 5:57 PM
>> > To: Schmauss, Erik <erik.schma...@intel.com>
>> > Cc: Linux ACPI <linux-a...@vger.kernel.org>; Rafael J. Wysocki
>> > <r...@rjwysocki.net>; Moore, Robert <robert.mo...@intel.com>; linux-nvdimm
>> > <linux-nvdimm@lists.01.org>
>> > Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 5/7] ACPICA: Integrate package handling with module-
>> > level code
>> >
>> > On Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 3:50 PM, Dan Williams <dan.j.willi...@intel.com>
>> > wrote:
>> > > [ adding linux-nvdimm ]
>> > >
>> > > On Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 7:20 AM Erik Schmauss
>> > > <erik.schma...@intel.com>
>> > > wrote:
>> > >
>> > >> ACPICA commit 8faf6fca445eb7219963d80543fb802302a7a8c7
>> > >
>> > >> This change completes the integration of the recent changes to
>> > >> package object handling with the module-level code support.
>> > >
>> > >> For acpi_exec, the -ep flag is removed.
>> > >
>> > >> This change allows table load to behave as if it were a method
>> > >> invocation. Before this, the definition block definition below would
>> > >> have loaded all named objects at the root scope. After loading, it
>> > >> would execute the if statements at the root scope.
>> > >
>> > >> DefinitionBlock (...)
>> > >> {
>> > >>    Name(OBJ1, 0)
>> > >
>> > >>    if (1)
>> > >>    {
>> > >>      Device (DEV1)
>> > >>      {
>> > >>        Name (_HID,0x0)
>> > >>      }
>> > >>    }
>> > >>    Scope (DEV1)
>> > >>    {
>> > >>      Name (OBJ2)
>> > >>    }
>> > >> }
>> > >
>> > >> The above code would load OBJ1 to the namespace, defer the execution
>> > >> of the if statement and attempt to add OBJ2 within the scope of DEV1.
>> > >> Since DEV1 is not in scope, this would incur an AE_NOT_FOUND error.
>> > >> After this error is emitted, the if block is invoked and DEV1 and its
>> > >> _HID is added to the namespace.
>> > >
>> > >> This commit changes the behavior to execute the if block in place
>> > >> rather than deferring it until all tables are loaded. The new
>> > >> behavior is as follows: insert OBJ1 in the namespace, invoke the if
>> > >> statement and add DEV1 and its _HID to the namespace, add OBJ2 to the
>> > >> scope of DEV1.
>> > >
>> > >> Bug report links:
>> > >> Link: https://bugs.acpica.org/show_bug.cgi?id=963
>> > >> Link: https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=153541
>> > >> Link: https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=196165
>> > >> Link: https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=192621
>> > >> Link: https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=197207
>> > >> Link: https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=198051
>> > >> Link: https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=198515
>> > >
>> > >> ACPICA repo:
>> > >> Link: https://github.com/acpica/acpica/commit/8faf6fca
>> > >
>> > >> Tested-by: Kai-Heng Feng <kai.heng.f...@canonical.com>
>> > >> Signed-off-by: Bob Moore <robert.mo...@intel.com>
>> > >> Signed-off-by: Erik Schmauss <erik.schma...@intel.com>
>> > >
>> > > Hi,
>> > >
>> > > This commit 5a8361f7ecce ("ACPICA: Integrate package handling with
>> > > module-level code") regresses the detection of persistent memory in my
>> > > qemu-kvm setup.
>> > >
>> >
>> Hi Dan,
>>
>> Thanks for figuring this out. Do you think it's possible for you to send me 
>> a full acpidump or some sort hexdump of the QEMU environment?
>>
>> > With the following set of clean reverts on top of latest-Linus I'm back to 
>> > a
>> > working configuration:
>> >
>> >  Revert "ACPICA: Change a compile-time option to a runtime option"
>> >  Revert "ACPICA: Cleanup/simplify module-level code support"
>> >  Revert "ACPICA: Rename a global for clarity, no functional change"
>> >  Revert "ACPICA: Add option to disable Package object name resolution 
>> > errors"
>> >  Revert "ACPICA: Integrate package handling with module-level code"
>> >
>>
>> Rafael, we may want to hold back on the module-level code changes
>> (the patches below) for rc1. Between this and the strange _TSS issue,
>> it seems like there are a few more things to resolve before this is ready
>> for kernel upstream.
>
> It looks like you are asking me to queue up reverts as per the Dan's report,
> is that correct?

Note, that I'm willing to try any proposed fix patches on top. I just
wanted to clarify that we have a simple fallback position if the debug
starts dragging out.
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