Re: [PATCH 4.1 026/159] Input: synaptics - fix handling of disabling gesture mode
From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Tue Sep 29 2015 - 09:19:17 EST
On Tue, Sep 29, 2015 at 08:27:14AM -0400, Josh Boyer wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 26, 2015 at 4:54 PM, Greg Kroah-Hartman
> <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > 4.1-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.
> > ------------------
> > From: Dmitry Torokhov <dmitry.torokhov@xxxxxxxxx>
> > commit e51e38494a8ecc18650efb0c840600637891de2c upstream.
> > Bit 2 of the mode byte has dual meaning: it can disable reporting of
> > gestures when touchpad works in Relative mode or normal Absolute mode,
> > or it can enable so called Extended W-Mode when touchpad uses enhanced
> > Absolute mode (W-mode). The extended W-Mode confuses our driver and
> > causes missing button presses on some Thinkpads (x250, T450s), so let's
> > make sure we do not enable it.
> > Also, according to the spec W mode "... bit is defined only in Absolute
> > mode on pads whose capExtended capability bit is set. In Relative mode and
> > in TouchPads without this capability, the bit is reserved and should be
> > left at 0.", so let's make sure we respect this requirement as well.
> > Reported-by: Nick Bowler <nbowler@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > Suggested-by: Gabor Balla <gaborwho@xxxxxxxxx>
> > Tested-by: Gabor Balla <gaborwho@xxxxxxxxx>
> > Tested-by: Nick Bowler <nbowler@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > Signed-off-by: Dmitry Torokhov <dmitry.torokhov@xxxxxxxxx>
> > Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> I believe Dmitry is going to revert this commit very shortly. See
> You might want to leave this one out of both 4.2.y and 4.1.1y.
I prefer to wait for stuff like this to hit Linus's tree to keep in
sync, bugs at all at times.
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