ACK: [PATCH] lib: iasl: rework IASL interface to ACPICA

Alex Hung alex.hung at
Wed Dec 2 02:52:02 UTC 2015

On 11/28/2015 02:47 AM, Colin King wrote:
> From: Colin Ian King<colin.king at>
> This set of changes re-works the iasl interface in fwts in preperation
> for a re-working of acpidump to use IASL rather than hand-write our
> own table dumping code.
> The main objective of this change was to remove the awful original
> design of referencing the tables to be disassembled by a table index
> and instead allow fwts tests to reference the acpi table via the
> info descriptor.  This allows more context to be passed around to
> help simplify the next set of changes when we want to disassemble
> not only DSTD and SSDT but any table type.
> Unfortunately this change requires touching a few places from the
> core ACPICA <--> fwts lib layer and the fwts lib <---> fwts test
> layer.
> One final change was to add a boolean flag to inform IASL to either
> to use tables containing AML for exernal referencing or not. Only
> disassembly of DSDT and SSDT should require this to be enabled.
> Signed-off-by: Colin Ian King<colin.king at>

Acked-by: Alex Hung <alex.hung at>

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