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SubjectRe: [PATCH] acpi: video: improve quirk check
On 08/03/2013 07:47 AM, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> On Friday, August 02, 2013 02:37:09 PM Felipe Contreras wrote:
>> If the _BCL package is descending, the first level (br->levels[2]) will
>> be 0, and if the number of levels matches the number of steps, we might
>> confuse a returned level to mean the index.
>>
>> For example:
>>
>> current_level = max_level = 100
>> test_level = 0
>> returned level = 100
>>
>> In this case 100 means the level, not the index, and _BCM failed. But if
>> the _BCL package is descending, the index of level 0 is also 100, so we
>> assume _BQC is indexed, when it's not.
>>
>> This causes all _BQC calls to return bogus values causing weird behavior
>> from the user's perspective. For example: xbacklight -set 10; xbacklight
>> -set 20; would flash to 90% and then slowly down to the desired level
>> (20).
>>
>> The solution is simple; test anything other than the first level (e.g.
>> 1).
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Felipe Contreras <felipe.contreras@gmail.com>
>
> Looks reasonable.
>
> Aaron, what do you think?

Yes, the patch is correct, but I still prefer my own version :-)
https://github.com/aaronlu/linux/commit/0a3d2c5b59caf80ae5bb1ca1fda0f7bf448b38c9

In case you want to take mine and mine needs refresh, please let me know
and I can do the re-base, thanks.

-Aaron

>
> Rafael
>
>
>> ---
>>
>> On top of this we might want to test yet another value, because br->levels[3]
>> might be the current value (although very unlikely).
>>
>> drivers/acpi/video.c | 2 +-
>> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/drivers/acpi/video.c b/drivers/acpi/video.c
>> index 0ec434d..e1284b8 100644
>> --- a/drivers/acpi/video.c
>> +++ b/drivers/acpi/video.c
>> @@ -689,7 +689,7 @@ static int acpi_video_bqc_quirk(struct acpi_video_device *device,
>> * Some systems always report current brightness level as maximum
>> * through _BQC, we need to test another value for them.
>> */
>> - test_level = current_level == max_level ? br->levels[2] : max_level;
>> + test_level = current_level == max_level ? br->levels[3] : max_level;
>>
>> result = acpi_video_device_lcd_set_level(device, test_level);
>> if (result)
>>



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