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SubjectRe: [REGRESSION] Suspend fails because of TPM modules
On Mon, 29 Nov 2010, Jiri Kosina wrote:

> Hi,
>
> on my thinkpad x200s (and I have seen reports on different HW as well),
> suspend fails when TPM modules are loaded.
>
> tpm_tis 00:0a: tpm_transmit: tpm_send: error -5
> legacy_suspend(): pnp_bus_suspend+0x0/0xa0 returns -5
> PM: Device 00:0a failed to suspend: error -5
> PM: Some devices failed to suspend
>
> Once tpm, tpm_bios, tpm_tis and tpm modules are unloaded, suspend/resume
> works.
>
> This is a regression. It definitely worked on this very same hardware on
> 2.6.34. Any kernel between .34 and .37 wasn't booted there, so I don't
> have any data of that kind.
>
> I can try bisecting it, but if anyone sees immediately what the culprit
> might be, that'd be helpful.

I just found out, that if I modprobe tpm_tis module with

itpm=1

parameter, the problem doesn't happen any more and suspend works fine.

This definitely wasn't needed on older kernels though, so I'd consider
that still a regression.

Also, can't we make the module automatically detect the machines on which
to apply the workaround? Let's say, based on DMI?

--
Jiri Kosina
SUSE Labs, Novell Inc.


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