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Subject[PATCH 2/3] acpi: Avoid dropping rapid GPEs on Asus EeePC and others
From: Alan Jenkins <>

Fix regression "Asus Eee PC hotkeys stop working if pressed quickly",
<>. More important
notifications e.g. battery level may also be affected.

It looks like this EC clears the SCI_EVT bit after every query, but there may
be more events buffered. Therefore we should repeatedly query the EC until it
reports that no events remain.

The regression was caused by a recently added check for GPE interrupt storms.
The Eee PC triggers this check and switches to polling GPEs. When multiple
events arrive between polling intervals, only one was fetched from the EC.
This caused erroneous behaviour; ultimately events stop being delivered
altogether when the EC buffer overflows.

Signed-off-by: Alan Jenkins <>
Tested-by: Alan Jenkins <>

diff --git a/drivers/acpi/ec.c b/drivers/acpi/ec.c
index 9ca71df..e764011 100644
--- a/drivers/acpi/ec.c
+++ b/drivers/acpi/ec.c
@@ -457,14 +457,10 @@ void acpi_ec_remove_query_handler(struct acpi_ec *ec, u8 query_bit)


-static void acpi_ec_gpe_query(void *ec_cxt)
+static void acpi_ec_gpe_run_handler(struct acpi_ec *ec, u8 value)
- struct acpi_ec *ec = ec_cxt;
- u8 value = 0;
struct acpi_ec_query_handler *handler, copy;

- if (!ec || acpi_ec_query(ec, &value))
- return;
list_for_each_entry(handler, &ec->list, node) {
if (value == handler->query_bit) {
@@ -482,6 +478,18 @@ static void acpi_ec_gpe_query(void *ec_cxt)

+static void acpi_ec_gpe_query(void *ec_cxt)
+ struct acpi_ec *ec = ec_cxt;
+ u8 value = 0;
+ if (!ec)
+ return;
+ while (acpi_ec_query(ec, &value) == 0)
+ acpi_ec_gpe_run_handler(ec, value);
static u32 acpi_ec_gpe_handler(void *data)
acpi_status status = AE_OK;

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