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Monday, October 21 • 3:50pm - 4:40pm
Grand Unification of ACPI-Based Device Hot-Plug - Rafael J. Wysocki, Intel Corp.

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One of the important features of ACPI is the ability to handle platform-specific out-of-band signaling of device hot-plug events, which in principle is possible for any device represented in the ACPI namespace. Moreover, dependencies between devices can be taken into account and platform-specific methods of device ejection may be provided. The Linux kernel has supported that interface for a long time, but in a limited way. In particular, it did not allow hot removal to fail gracefully and it did not really support hot-plug operations involving multiple devices of different types. Currently, an effort is under way to integrate ACPI-based device hot-plug support in the kernel into a consistent framework capable of handling all of the possible hot-plug scenarios. I will discuss the problems that had to be overcome, the progress already made and future development plans in that area.

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Rafael J. Wysocki

Software Engineer, Intel OTC
Rafael maintains the Linux kernel's core ACPI and power management code, including the core infrastructure for IO device PM, CPU PM and system suspend/hibernation. He works at Intel Open Source Technology Center as a Software Engineer focusing on the mainline Linux kernel. Rafael... Read More →

Monday October 21, 2013 3:50pm - 4:40pm BST

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