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Subject[034/136] sony-laptop: check for rfkill hard block at load time
2.6.31-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us know.

From: Alan Jenkins <>

commit 50fab0760a6c07cded229357a1351c325a575770 upstream.

"I recently (on a flight) I found out that when I boot with the hard-switch
activated, so turning off all wireless activity on my laptop, the state
is not correctly announced in /dev/rfkill (reading it with rfkill command,
or my own gnome applet)...

After turning off and on again the hard-switch the events were right."

We can fix this by querying the firmware at load time and calling

Signed-off-by: Alan Jenkins <>
Tested-by: Norbert Preining <>
Acked-by: Johannes Berg <>
Acked-by: Mattia Dongili <>
Signed-off-by: John W. Linville <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

drivers/platform/x86/sony-laptop.c | 6 ++++++
1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)

--- a/drivers/platform/x86/sony-laptop.c
+++ b/drivers/platform/x86/sony-laptop.c
@@ -1081,6 +1081,8 @@ static int sony_nc_setup_rfkill(struct a
struct rfkill *rfk;
enum rfkill_type type;
const char *name;
+ int result;
+ bool hwblock;

switch (nc_type) {
@@ -1108,6 +1110,10 @@ static int sony_nc_setup_rfkill(struct a
if (!rfk)
return -ENOMEM;

+ sony_call_snc_handle(0x124, 0x200, &result);
+ hwblock = !(result & 0x1);
+ rfkill_set_hw_state(rfk, hwblock);
err = rfkill_register(rfk);
if (err) {

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