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Subject[PATCH] PNPACPI: Enable Power Management
Subject: Enable PNPACI Power Management

This patch sets the power of PnP ACPI devices to D0 when they
are activated and to D3 when they are disabled. The latter is
in correspondence with the ACPI 3.0 specification, whereas the
former is added in order to be able to power up a device after
it has been previously disabled (or when booting up a system).
(As a consequence, the patch makes the PnP ACPI code more ACPI

The patch fixes the problem with some IBM ThinkPads (at least
the 600E and the 600X) where the serial ports have a dedicated
power source that needs to be brought up before the serial port
can be used. Without this patch, the serial port is enabled
but has no power.

No regressions were observed on hardware that does not require
this patch.

The patch is applied against (vanilla).

Signed-off-by: Witold Szczeponik <>

Index: linux/drivers/pnp/pnpacpi/core.c
--- linux.orig/drivers/pnp/pnpacpi/core.c
+++ linux/drivers/pnp/pnpacpi/core.c
@@ -98,18 +98,24 @@ static int pnpacpi_set_resources(struct
status = acpi_set_current_resources(handle, &buffer);
if (ACPI_FAILURE(status))
ret = -EINVAL;
+ else if (acpi_bus_power_manageable(handle))
+ ret = acpi_bus_set_power(handle, ACPI_STATE_D0);
return ret;

static int pnpacpi_disable_resources(struct pnp_dev *dev)
+ acpi_handle handle = dev->data;
+ int ret = 0;
acpi_status status;

- /* acpi_unregister_gsi(pnp_irq(dev, 0)); */
- status = acpi_evaluate_object((acpi_handle) dev->data,
- "_DIS", NULL, NULL);
- return ACPI_FAILURE(status) ? -ENODEV : 0;
+ if (acpi_bus_power_manageable(handle))
+ ret = acpi_bus_set_power(handle, ACPI_STATE_D3);
+ status = acpi_evaluate_object(handle, "_DIS", NULL, NULL);
+ if (ACPI_FAILURE(status))
+ ret = -ENODEV;
+ return ret;


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