Re: [ACPI] PATCH-ACPI based CPU hotplug[1/6]-ACPI core enhancement support

From: Keshavamurthy Anil S <>
Date: 2004-09-21 06:44:32
On Mon, Sep 20, 2004 at 02:26:31PM -0600, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
> On Monday 20 September 2004 1:01 pm, Keshavamurthy Anil S wrote:
> > On Mon, Sep 20, 2004 at 01:26:44PM -0500, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
> > > Also, introducing recursion (depth does not seem to be limited here) is
> > > not a good idea IMHO - better convert it into iteration to avoid stack
> > > problems down teh road.
> > Humm, I guess recursion should be fine and even though the code does not have
> > an explicit limit, the ACPI namespace describing the Ejectable device will limit the
> > number of recursible devices. And I believe this won;t be more than 3 to 4 level depth.
> > Hence recursion is fine here.
> > 
> > If you still strongly believe that recursion is not the right choice here, 
> > let me know and I will convert it to iteration.
> I'm also in favor of removing the recursion, if only because it
> allows local analysis.  I.e., a correctness argument based solely
> on the code in the patch is much more useful than one that relies
> on properties of an external and mostly unknown ACPI namespace.

Okay, I am convinced, I will post an updated patch to address this soon.
Again thanks for the feedback and more comments are welcome:)


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