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SubjectRe: [PATCH AUTOSEL 5.10 09/36] platform/x86: hp-wmi: Disable tablet-mode reporting by default
looks good to me.

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On Mon, Feb 08, 2021 at 12:57:39PM -0500, Sasha Levin wrote:
> From: Hans de Goede <hdegoede@redhat.com>
>
> [ Upstream commit 67fbe02a5cebc3c653610f12e3c0424e58450153 ]
>
> Recently userspace has started making more use of SW_TABLET_MODE
> (when an input-dev reports this).
>
> Specifically recent GNOME3 versions will:
>
> 1. When SW_TABLET_MODE is reported and is reporting 0:
> 1.1 Disable accelerometer-based screen auto-rotation
> 1.2 Disable automatically showing the on-screen keyboard when a
> text-input field is focussed
>
> 2. When SW_TABLET_MODE is reported and is reporting 1:
> 2.1 Ignore input-events from the builtin keyboard and touchpad
> (this is for 360° hinges style 2-in-1s where the keyboard and
> touchpads are accessible on the back of the tablet when folded
> into tablet-mode)
>
> This means that claiming to support SW_TABLET_MODE when it does not
> actually work / reports correct values has bad side-effects.
>
> The check in the hp-wmi code which is used to decide if the input-dev
> should claim SW_TABLET_MODE support, only checks if the
> HPWMI_HARDWARE_QUERY is supported. It does *not* check if the hardware
> actually is capable of reporting SW_TABLET_MODE.
>
> This leads to the hp-wmi input-dev claiming SW_TABLET_MODE support,
> while in reality it will always report 0 as SW_TABLET_MODE value.
> This has been seen on a "HP ENVY x360 Convertible 15-cp0xxx" and
> this likely is the case on a whole lot of other HP models.
>
> This problem causes both auto-rotation and on-screen keyboard
> support to not work on affected x360 models.
>
> There is no easy fix for this, but since userspace expects
> SW_TABLET_MODE reporting to be reliable when advertised it is
> better to not claim/report SW_TABLET_MODE support at all, then
> to claim to support it while it does not work.
>
> To avoid the mentioned problems, add a new enable_tablet_mode_sw
> module-parameter which defaults to false.
>
> Note I've made this an int using the standard -1=auto, 0=off, 1=on
> triplett, with the hope that in the future we can come up with a
> better way to detect SW_TABLET_MODE support. ATM the default
> auto option just does the same as off.
>
> BugLink: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1918255
> Cc: Stefan Brüns <stefan.bruens@rwth-aachen.de>
> Signed-off-by: Hans de Goede <hdegoede@redhat.com>
> Acked-by: Mark Gross <mgross@linux.intel.com>
> Link: https://lore.kernel.org/r/20210120124941.73409-1-hdegoede@redhat.com
> Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <sashal@kernel.org>
> ---
> drivers/platform/x86/hp-wmi.c | 14 ++++++++++----
> 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/platform/x86/hp-wmi.c b/drivers/platform/x86/hp-wmi.c
> index 18bf8aeb5f870..e94e59283ecb9 100644
> --- a/drivers/platform/x86/hp-wmi.c
> +++ b/drivers/platform/x86/hp-wmi.c
> @@ -32,6 +32,10 @@ MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> MODULE_ALIAS("wmi:95F24279-4D7B-4334-9387-ACCDC67EF61C");
> MODULE_ALIAS("wmi:5FB7F034-2C63-45e9-BE91-3D44E2C707E4");
>
> +static int enable_tablet_mode_sw = -1;
> +module_param(enable_tablet_mode_sw, int, 0444);
> +MODULE_PARM_DESC(enable_tablet_mode_sw, "Enable SW_TABLET_MODE reporting (-1=auto, 0=no, 1=yes)");
> +
> #define HPWMI_EVENT_GUID "95F24279-4D7B-4334-9387-ACCDC67EF61C"
> #define HPWMI_BIOS_GUID "5FB7F034-2C63-45e9-BE91-3D44E2C707E4"
>
> @@ -654,10 +658,12 @@ static int __init hp_wmi_input_setup(void)
> }
>
> /* Tablet mode */
> - val = hp_wmi_hw_state(HPWMI_TABLET_MASK);
> - if (!(val < 0)) {
> - __set_bit(SW_TABLET_MODE, hp_wmi_input_dev->swbit);
> - input_report_switch(hp_wmi_input_dev, SW_TABLET_MODE, val);
> + if (enable_tablet_mode_sw > 0) {
> + val = hp_wmi_hw_state(HPWMI_TABLET_MASK);
> + if (val >= 0) {
> + __set_bit(SW_TABLET_MODE, hp_wmi_input_dev->swbit);
> + input_report_switch(hp_wmi_input_dev, SW_TABLET_MODE, val);
> + }
> }
>
> err = sparse_keymap_setup(hp_wmi_input_dev, hp_wmi_keymap, NULL);
> --
> 2.27.0
>

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