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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 4/4] ACPI / button: Add document for ACPI control method lid device restrictions
On Mon, Jul 11, 2016 at 01:34:08PM +0200, Benjamin Tissoires wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 8, 2016 at 7:51 PM, Dmitry Torokhov
> <dmitry.torokhov@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Fri, Jul 08, 2016 at 11:17:39AM +0200, Benjamin Tissoires wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> On Thu, Jul 7, 2016 at 9:11 AM, Lv Zheng <lv.zheng@intel.com> wrote:
> >> > There are many AML tables reporting wrong initial lid state, and some of
> >> > them never reports lid state. As a proxy layer acting between, ACPI button
> >> > driver is not able to handle all such cases, but need to re-define the
> >> > usage model of the ACPI lid. That is:
> >> > 1. It's initial state is not reliable;
> >> > 2. There may not be open event;
> >> > 3. Userspace should only take action against the close event which is
> >> > reliable, always sent after a real lid close.
> >> > This patch adds documentation of the usage model.
> >> >
> >> > Link: https://lkml.org/2016/3/7/460
> >> > Link: https://github.com/systemd/systemd/issues/2087
> >> > Signed-off-by: Lv Zheng <lv.zheng@intel.com>
> >> > Cc: Bastien Nocera: <hadess@hadess.net>
> >> > Cc: Benjamin Tissoires <benjamin.tissoires@gmail.com>
> >> > Cc: linux-input@vger.kernel.org
> >> > ---
> >> > Documentation/acpi/acpi-lid.txt | 62 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> >> > 1 file changed, 62 insertions(+)
> >> > create mode 100644 Documentation/acpi/acpi-lid.txt
> >> >
> >> > diff --git a/Documentation/acpi/acpi-lid.txt b/Documentation/acpi/acpi-lid.txt
> >> > new file mode 100644
> >> > index 0000000..7e4f7ed
> >> > --- /dev/null
> >> > +++ b/Documentation/acpi/acpi-lid.txt
> >> > @@ -0,0 +1,62 @@
> >> > +Usage Model of the ACPI Control Method Lid Device
> >> > +
> >> > +Copyright (C) 2016, Intel Corporation
> >> > +Author: Lv Zheng <lv.zheng@intel.com>
> >> > +
> >> > +
> >> > +Abstract:
> >> > +
> >> > +Platforms containing lids convey lid state (open/close) to OSPMs using a
> >> > +control method lid device. To implement this, the AML tables issue
> >> > +Notify(lid_device, 0x80) to notify the OSPMs whenever the lid state has
> >> > +changed. The _LID control method for the lid device must be implemented to
> >> > +report the "current" state of the lid as either "opened" or "closed".
> >> > +
> >> > +This document describes the restrictions and the expections of the Linux
> >> > +ACPI lid device driver.
> >> > +
> >> > +
> >> > +1. Restrictions of the returning value of the _LID control method
> >> > +
> >> > +The _LID control method is described to return the "current" lid state.
> >> > +However the word of "current" has ambiguity, many AML tables return the lid
> >> > +state upon the last lid notification instead of returning the lid state
> >> > +upon the last _LID evaluation. There won't be difference when the _LID
> >> > +control method is evaluated during the runtime, the problem is its initial
> >> > +returning value. When the AML tables implement this control method with
> >> > +cached value, the initial returning value is likely not reliable. There are
> >> > +simply so many examples always retuning "closed" as initial lid state.
> >> > +
> >> > +2. Restrictions of the lid state change notifications
> >> > +
> >> > +There are many AML tables never notifying when the lid device state is
> >> > +changed to "opened". But it is ensured that the AML tables always notify
> >> > +"closed" when the lid state is changed to "closed". This is normally used
> >> > +to trigger some system power saving operations on Windows. Since it is
> >> > +fully tested, this notification is reliable for all AML tables.
> >> > +
> >> > +3. Expections for the userspace users of the ACPI lid device driver
> >> > +
> >> > +The userspace programs should stop relying on
> >> > +/proc/acpi/button/lid/LID0/state to obtain the lid state. This file is only
> >> > +used for the validation purpose.
> >>
> >> I'd say: this file actually calls the _LID method described above. And
> >> given the previous explanation, it is not reliable enough on some
> >> platforms. So it is strongly advised for user-space program to not
> >> solely rely on this file to determine the actual lid state.
> >>
> >> > +
> >> > +New userspace programs should rely on the lid "closed" notification to
> >> > +trigger some power saving operations and may stop taking actions according
> >> > +to the lid "opened" notification. A new input switch event - SW_ACPI_LID is
> >> > +prepared for the new userspace to implement this ACPI control method lid
> >> > +device specific logics.
> >>
> >> That's not entirely what we discussed before (to prevent regressions):
> >> - if the device doesn't have reliable LID switch state, then there
> >> would be the new input event, and so userspace should only rely on
> >> opened notifications.
> >> - if the device has reliable switch information, the new input event
> >> should not be exported and userspace knows that the current input
> >> switch event is reliable.
> >>
> >> Also, using a new "switch" event is a terrible idea. Switches have a
> >> state (open/close) and you are using this to forward a single open
> >> event. So using a switch just allows you to say to userspace you are
> >> using the "new" LID meaning, but you'll still have to manually reset
> >> the switch and you will have to document how this event is not a
> >> switch.
> >>
> >> Please use a simple KEY_LID_OPEN event you will send through
> >> [input_key_event(KEY_LID_OPEN, 1), input_sync(),
> >> input_key_event(KEY_LID_OPEN, 0), input_sync()], which userspace knows
> >> how to handle.
> >>
> >> > +
> >> > +During the period the userspace hasn't been switched to use the new
> >> > +SW_ACPI_LID event, Linux users can use the following boot parameter to
> >> > +handle possible issues:
> >> > + button.lid_init_state=method:
> >> > + This is the default behavior of the Linux ACPI lid driver, Linux kernel
> >> > + reports the initial lid state using the returning value of the _LID
> >> > + control method.
> >> > + This can be used to fix some platforms if the _LID control method's
> >> > + returning value is reliable.
> >> > + button.lid_init_state=open:
> >> > + Linux kernel always reports the initial lid state as "opened".
> >> > + This may fix some platforms if the returning value of the _LID control
> >> > + method is not reliable.
> >>
> >> This worries me as there is no plan after "During the period the
> >> userspace hasn't been switched to use the new event".
> >>
> >> I really hope you'll keep sending SW_LID for reliable LID platforms,
> >> and not remove it entirely as you will break platforms.
> >
> > How about we leave the kernel alone and userspace (which would have to
> > cope with the new KEY_LID_OPEN anyway) would just have to know that if
> > switch's parent is PNP0C0D:00 (or phys is PNP0C0D/button/input0) then it
> > can't trust the events and it needs additional heuristics.
> >
>
> I really wished we could leave the kernel alone, but some platform
> need fixes: we are using an EV_SW, and on those platform, we only get
> the close event, which means it gets ignored by the input layer.

OK. Can we then emit missing "open" if we get "close" and the state is
already closed?

Thanks.

--
Dmitry

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