Re: [PATCH v4 2/2] ACPI / button: Add document for ACPI control method lid device restrictions
From: Benjamin Tissoires
Date: Tue Jul 19 2016 - 04:44:58 EST
On Tue, Jul 19, 2016 at 10:11 AM, Lv Zheng <lv.zheng@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> This patch adds documentation for the usage model of the control method lid
> Signed-off-by: Lv Zheng <lv.zheng@xxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Dmitry Torokhov <dmitry.torokhov@xxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Benjamin Tissoires <benjamin.tissoires@xxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Bastien Nocera: <hadess@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: linux-input@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Acked-by: Benjamin Tissoires <benjamin.tissoires@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Documentation/acpi/acpi-lid.txt | 89 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> 1 file changed, 89 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..2addedc
> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/Documentation/acpi/acpi-lid.txt
> @@ -0,0 +1,89 @@
> +Usage Model of the ACPI Control Method Lid Device
> +Copyright (C) 2016, Intel Corporation
> +Author: Lv Zheng <lv.zheng@xxxxxxxxx>
> +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". Thus the "opened" notification is not guaranteed.
> +But it is guaranteed that the AML tables always notify "closed" when the
> +lid state is changed to "closed". The "closed" notification is normally
> +used to trigger some system power saving operations on Windows. Since it is
> +fully tested, the "closed" notification is reliable for all AML tables.
> +3. Expections for the userspace users of the ACPI lid device driver
> +The ACPI button driver exports the lid state to the userspace via the
> +following file:
> + /proc/acpi/button/lid/LID0/state
> +This file actually calls the _LID control method described above. And given
> +the previous explanation, it is not reliable enough on some platforms. So
> +it is advised for the userspace program to not to solely rely on this file
> +to determine the actual lid state.
> +The ACPI button driver emits 2 kinds of events to the user space:
> + SW_LID
> + When the lid state/event is reliable, the userspace can behave
> + according to this input switch event.
> + This is a mode prepared for backward compatiblity.
> + KEY_EVENT_OPEN/KEY_EVENT_CLOSE
> + When the lid state/event is not reliable, the userspace should behave
> + according to these 2 input key events.
> + New userspace programs may only be prepared for the input key events.
> +If the userspace hasn't been prepared to handle the new input lid key
> +events, Linux users can use the following kernel parameters to handle the
> +possible issues triggered because of the unreliable lid state/event:
> +A. button.lid_init_state=method:
> + When this option is specified, the ACPI button driver reports the
> + initial lid state using the returning value of the _LID control method.
> + This option can be used to fix some platforms where the _LID control
> + method's returning value is reliable but the initial lid state
> + notification is missing.
> + This option is the default behavior during the period the userspace
> + isn't ready to handle the new usage model.
> +B. button.lid_init_state=open:
> + When this option is specified, the ACPI button driver always reports the
> + initial lid state as "opened".
> + This may fix some platforms where the returning value of the _LID
> + control method is not reliable and the initial lid state notification is
> + missing.
> +If the userspace has been prepared to handle the new input lid key events,
> +Linux users should always use the following kernel parameter:
> +C. button.lid_init_state=ignore:
> + When this option is specified, the ACPI button driver never reports the
> + initial lid state. However, the platform may automatically report a
> + correct initial lid state and there is no "open" event missing. When
> + this is the case (everything is correctly implemented by the platform
> + firmware), the old input switch event based userspace can still work.
> + Otherwise, the userspace programs may only work based on the input key
> + events.
> + This option will be the default behavior after the userspace is ready to
> + handle the new usage model.