[lkml]   [2019]   [Aug]   [5]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
Patch in this message
Subject[PATCH] ACPI / CPPC: do not require the _PSD method when using CPPC
According to the ACPI 6.3 specification, the _PSD method is optional
when using CPPC. The underlying assumption appears to be that each CPU
can change frequency independently from all other CPUs; _PSD is provided
to tell the OS that some processors can NOT do that.

However, the acpi_get_psd() function returns -ENODEV if there is no _PSD
method present, or an ACPI error status if an error occurs when evaluating
_PSD, if present. This essentially makes _PSD mandatory when using CPPC,
in violation of the specification, and only on Linux.

This has forced some firmware writers to provide a dummy _PSD, even though
it is irrelevant, but only because Linux requires it; other OSPMs follow
the spec. We really do not want to have OS specific ACPI tables, though.

So, correct acpi_get_psd() so that it does not return an error if there
is no _PSD method present, but does return a failure when the method can
not be executed properly. This allows _PSD to be optional as it should

Signed-off-by: Al Stone <>
Cc: Rafael J. Wysocki <>
Cc: Len Brown <>
drivers/acpi/cppc_acpi.c | 11 +++++++----
1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/acpi/cppc_acpi.c b/drivers/acpi/cppc_acpi.c
index 15f103d7532b..e9ecfa13e997 100644
--- a/drivers/acpi/cppc_acpi.c
+++ b/drivers/acpi/cppc_acpi.c
@@ -365,10 +365,13 @@ static int acpi_get_psd(struct cpc_desc *cpc_ptr, acpi_handle handle)
union acpi_object *psd = NULL;
struct acpi_psd_package *pdomain;

- status = acpi_evaluate_object_typed(handle, "_PSD", NULL, &buffer,
- if (ACPI_FAILURE(status))
- return -ENODEV;
+ if (acpi_has_method(handle, "_PSD")) {
+ status = acpi_evaluate_object_typed(handle, "_PSD", NULL,
+ &buffer, ACPI_TYPE_PACKAGE);
+ if (ACPI_FAILURE(status))
+ return -ENODEV;
+ } else
+ return 0; /* _PSD is optional */

psd = buffer.pointer;
if (!psd || psd->package.count != 1) {
 \ /
  Last update: 2019-08-05 19:04    [W:0.121 / U:0.228 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site