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SubjectRe: [REGRESSION] Suspend fails because of TPM modules
On 11/29/2010 01:15 PM, Jiri Kosina wrote:
> 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?
There's a patch already submitted that solves this:

This side effect (to solve the suspend issue) should increase its
urgency I think.
James, any thoughts?


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