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Subject[192/205] ACPI / ACPICA: Fix sysfs GPE interface
2.6.34-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us know.


From: Rafael J. Wysocki <>

commit 9d3c752de65dbfa6e522f1d666deb0ac152ef367 upstream.

The sysfs interface allowing user space to disable/enable GPEs
doesn't work correctly, because a GPE disabled this way will be
re-enabled shortly by acpi_ev_asynch_enable_gpe() if it was
previosuly enabled by acpi_enable_gpe() (in which case the
corresponding bit in its enable register's enable_for_run mask is

To address this issue make the sysfs GPE interface use
acpi_enable_gpe() and acpi_disable_gpe() instead of acpi_set_gpe()
so that GPE reference counters are modified by it along with the
values of GPE enable registers.

Signed-off-by: Rafael J. Wysocki <>
Signed-off-by: Len Brown <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

drivers/acpi/system.c | 6 ++++--
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

--- a/drivers/acpi/system.c
+++ b/drivers/acpi/system.c
@@ -389,10 +389,12 @@ static ssize_t counter_set(struct kobjec
if (index < num_gpes) {
if (!strcmp(buf, "disable\n") &&
- result = acpi_set_gpe(handle, index, ACPI_GPE_DISABLE);
+ result = acpi_disable_gpe(handle, index,
else if (!strcmp(buf, "enable\n") &&
- result = acpi_set_gpe(handle, index, ACPI_GPE_ENABLE);
+ result = acpi_enable_gpe(handle, index,
else if (!strcmp(buf, "clear\n") &&
result = acpi_clear_gpe(handle, index, ACPI_NOT_ISR);

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