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Subject[RFC: 2.6.16 patch] drivers/acpi/ec.c: default to polling mode for 2.6.16
On Wed, Feb 22, 2006 at 01:23:17PM +0100, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 22, 2006 at 02:55:10PM +0800, Yu, Luming wrote:
> > > >Subject : S3 sleep hangs the second time - 600X
> > >> >References : http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5989
> > >> >Submitter : Sanjoy Mahajan <sanjoy@mrao.cam.ac.uk>
> > >> >Status : problematic commit identified,
> > >> > further discussion is in the bug
> > >>
> > >> The real problem is there are some bugs hidden by ec_intr=0.
> > >> ec_intr=1 just get these bug just exposed, and we need to fix them.
> > >
> > >From a users' point of view, these are regressions from
> > >2.6.15, and not
> > >all of them might be fixed in time for 2.6.16.
> > >
> > >What is a possible short term solution/workaround for 2.6.16?
> >
> > ec_intr=0 is a reasonable workaround for this box,
> > if we couldn't root-cause and fix the real problem on time.
> >
> > >Can we go back to default to polling mode in 2.6.16?
> >
> > No, don't do this. There are other laptops need this. And I didn't
> > get regression report that is root-caused to enabling ec_intr=1 by
> > default. If you argue bug 5989, 6075 could be, I think
> > the truth is, for 5989, we need to fix thermal and processor driver
> > issue.
>
> We do both agree that defaulting to polling mode is not a long term
> solution.
>
> The question is what to do until it's resolved - assuming that issues
> like 5989 might not be fixed in time for 2.6.16.
>
> Breaking setups working with the defaults under 2.6.15 in 2.6.16 doesn't
> sound that good.
>
> > for 6075, we need to fix interrupt issue.
>
> As far as I understand 6075, the submitter already tried ec_intr=0
> without success.
>...

Let me suggest the following patch for going back to default to polling
mode in 2.6.16.

The idea is to get this patch into 2.6.16, immediately revert it in
Len's ACPI tree, and properly fix all issues before 2.6.17.

This way, there will be less regressions when the changed default is in
a stable kernel.

cu
Adrian


<-- snip -->


The changed default seems to cause regressions (see
http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5989).

Let's change the default back to polling mode for one more stable
kernel.

Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>

---

Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt | 4 ++--
drivers/acpi/ec.c | 4 ++--
2 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

--- linux-2.6.16-rc4-mm2-full/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt.old 2006-02-25 16:01:51.000000000 +0100
+++ linux-2.6.16-rc4-mm2-full/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt 2006-02-25 16:02:04.000000000 +0100
@@ -460,8 +460,8 @@

ec_intr= [HW,ACPI] ACPI Embedded Controller interrupt mode
Format: <int>
- 0: polling mode
- non-0: interrupt mode (default)
+ 0: polling mode (default)
+ non-0: interrupt mode

eda= [HW,PS2]

--- linux-2.6.16-rc4-mm2-full/drivers/acpi/ec.c.old 2006-02-25 16:00:22.000000000 +0100
+++ linux-2.6.16-rc4-mm2-full/drivers/acpi/ec.c 2006-02-25 16:01:24.000000000 +0100
@@ -73,7 +73,7 @@
.class = ACPI_EC_CLASS,
.ids = ACPI_EC_HID,
.ops = {
- .add = acpi_ec_intr_add,
+ .add = acpi_ec_poll_add,
.remove = acpi_ec_remove,
.start = acpi_ec_start,
.stop = acpi_ec_stop,
@@ -147,7 +147,7 @@

/* External interfaces use first EC only, so remember */
static struct acpi_device *first_ec;
-static int acpi_ec_poll_mode = EC_INTR;
+static int acpi_ec_poll_mode = EC_POLL;

/* --------------------------------------------------------------------------
Transaction Management
-
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