Commit b064a8fa authored by Rafael J. Wysocki's avatar Rafael J. Wysocki

ACPI / init: Switch over platform to the ACPI mode later

Commit 73f7d1ca "ACPI / init: Run acpi_early_init() before
timekeeping_init()" moved the ACPI subsystem initialization,
including the ACPI mode enabling, to an earlier point in the
initialization sequence, to allow the timekeeping subsystem
use ACPI early.  Unfortunately, that resulted in boot regressions
on some systems and the early ACPI initialization was moved toward
its original position in the kernel initialization code by commit
c4e1acbb "ACPI / init: Invoke early ACPI initialization later".

However, that turns out to be insufficient, as boot is still broken
on the Tyan S8812 mainboard.

To fix that issue, split the ACPI early initialization code into
two pieces so the majority of it still located in acpi_early_init()
and the part switching over the platform into the ACPI mode goes into
a new function, acpi_subsystem_init(), executed at the original early
ACPI initialization spot.

That fixes the Tyan S8812 boot problem, but still allows ACPI
tables to be loaded earlier which is useful to the EFI code in

Fixes: 73f7d1ca "ACPI / init: Run acpi_early_init() before timekeeping_init()"
Reported-and-tested-by: default avatarMarius Tolzmann <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarRafael J. Wysocki <>
Acked-by: default avatarToshi Kani <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarHanjun Guo <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarLee, Chun-Yi <>
parent d4a4f75c
......@@ -470,6 +470,16 @@ static int __init acpi_bus_init_irq(void)
return 0;
* acpi_early_init - Initialize ACPICA and populate the ACPI namespace.
* The ACPI tables are accessible after this, but the handling of events has not
* been initialized and the global lock is not available yet, so AML should not
* be executed at this point.
* Doing this before switching the EFI runtime services to virtual mode allows
* the EfiBootServices memory to be freed slightly earlier on boot.
void __init acpi_early_init(void)
acpi_status status;
......@@ -533,13 +543,34 @@ void __init acpi_early_init(void)
acpi_gbl_FADT.sci_interrupt = acpi_sci_override_gsi;
* acpi_subsystem_init - Finalize the early initialization of ACPI.
* Switch over the platform to the ACPI mode (if possible), initialize the
* handling of ACPI events, install the interrupt and global lock handlers.
* Doing this too early is generally unsafe, but at the same time it needs to be
* done before all things that really depend on ACPI. The right spot appears to
* be before finalizing the EFI initialization.
void __init acpi_subsystem_init(void)
acpi_status status;
if (acpi_disabled)
status = acpi_enable_subsystem(~ACPI_NO_ACPI_ENABLE);
if (ACPI_FAILURE(status)) {
printk(KERN_ERR PREFIX "Unable to enable ACPI\n");
goto error0;
} else {
* If the system is using ACPI then we can be reasonably
* confident that any regulators are managed by the firmware
......@@ -547,12 +578,7 @@ void __init acpi_early_init(void)
* know.
static int __init acpi_bus_init(void)
......@@ -440,6 +440,7 @@ extern acpi_status acpi_pci_osc_control_set(acpi_handle handle,
extern void acpi_early_init(void);
extern void acpi_subsystem_init(void);
extern int acpi_nvs_register(__u64 start, __u64 size);
......@@ -494,6 +495,7 @@ static inline const char *acpi_dev_name(struct acpi_device *adev)
static inline void acpi_early_init(void) { }
static inline void acpi_subsystem_init(void) { }
static inline int early_acpi_boot_init(void)
......@@ -664,6 +664,7 @@ asmlinkage __visible void __init start_kernel(void)
if (efi_enabled(EFI_RUNTIME_SERVICES)) {
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