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Re: [Xen-devel] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v5 05/24] hw: acpi: Implement XSDT support for RSDP

Hi Igor,

On Thu, Nov 08, 2018 at 03:16:23PM +0100, Igor Mammedov wrote:
> On Mon,  5 Nov 2018 02:40:28 +0100
> Samuel Ortiz <sameo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > XSDT is the 64-bit version of the legacy ACPI RSDT (Root System
> > Description Table). RSDT only allow for 32-bit addressses and have thus
> > been deprecated. Since ACPI version 2.0, RSDPs should point at XSDTs and
> > no longer RSDTs, although RSDTs are still supported for backward
> > compatibility.
> > 
> > Since version 2.0, RSDPs should add an extended checksum, a complete table
> > length and a version field to the table.
> This patch re-implements what arm/virt board already does
> and fixes checksum bug in the later and at the same time
> without a user (within the patch).
> I'd suggest redo it a way similar to FADT refactoring
>   patch 1: fix checksum bug in virt/arm
>   patch 2: update reference tables in test
>   patch 3: introduce AcpiRsdpData similar to commit 937d1b587
>              (both arm and x86) wich stores all data in hos byte order
>   patch 4: convert arm's impl. to build_append_int_noprefix() API (commit 
> 5d7a334f7)
>            ... move out to aml-build.c
>   patch 5: reuse generalized arm's build_rsdp() for x86, dropping x86 
> specific one
>       amending it to generate rev1 variant defined by revision in AcpiRsdpData
>       (commit dd1b2037a)
I agree patches #1, #2 and #5 make sense. 3 and 4 as well, but here
you're asking about something that's out of scope of the current serie.
I'll move those patches from this serie and build a 6 patches new serie
as suggested.


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