[SeaBIOS] [PATCHv3 4/4] acpi: automatically generated ssdt proc

Kevin O'Connor kevin at koconnor.net
Wed Oct 5 04:52:33 CEST 2011

On Tue, Oct 04, 2011 at 03:26:19PM +0200, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> Get rid of manually cut and pasted ssdt_proc,
> use ssdt compiled by iasl and offsets extracted
> by acpi_extract instead.

Thanks - I like the idea of auto-generating the offsets.

> +#define AmlCode static ssdp_proc_aml
> +#include "ssdt-proc.hex"
> +#undef AmlCode

Side note - since you're post-processing the acpi data, it would be
nice to update the name in the hex file too.

> +/* 0x5B 0x83 ProcessorOp PkgLength NameString ProcID */
> +#define SD_OFFSET_CPUHEX (*ssdt_proc_name - *ssdt_proc_start + 2)
> +#define SD_OFFSET_CPUID1 (*ssdt_proc_name - *ssdt_proc_start + 4)
> +#define SD_OFFSET_CPUID2 (*ssdt_proc_id - *ssdt_proc_start)
> +#define SD_SIZEOF (*ssdt_proc_end - *ssdt_proc_start)
> +#define SD_PROC (ssdp_proc_aml + *ssdt_proc_start)
>  DefinitionBlock ("ssdt-proc.aml", "SSDT", 0x01, "BXPC", "BXSSDT", 0x1)
> -/*  v------------------ DO NOT EDIT ------------------v */
>  {
> +    ACPI_EXTRACT_PROCESSOR_START ssdt_proc_start
> +    ACPI_EXTRACT_PROCESSOR_END ssdt_proc_end
>      Processor (CPAA, 0xAA, 0x0000b010, 0x06) {

Since the acpi.c code needs to know the processor object format
anyway, what about making a generic "ACPI_EXTRACT" indicator that
exports the location, size, and parameter location in one go.
Something like:

    ACPI_EXTRACT ssdt_proc_obj
    Processor (CPAA, 0xAA, 0x0000b010, 0x06) {

which would produce something like:

static struct aml_object ssdt_proc_obj = {.addr=0x24, .size=0x40, .param=0x28};

As for the other parts of this patch series - I'm still leary of
changing the DSDT dynamically.  I'd be curious to see if we can add
the following to ssdt-proc.dsl:

    ACPI_EXTRACT hotplug_obj
    Device (SL00) {
        Name (ID, 0xAABBCCDD)
        Name (_ADR, ID)
        Method (_EJ0, 1) { Return(PCEJ(ID)) }
        Name (_SUN, ID)

and then just memcpy the "hotplug_obj" N number of times into the ssdt
for each available slot.  (This would be on top of the DSDT
simplification patch series that I posted previously.)


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