Re: [PATCH/RFC] Acer Aspire One fan control resume fix,improvements

From: Andreas Mohr
Date: Tue Jun 16 2009 - 16:57:59 EST


On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 07:47:02AM -0400, Ed Tomlinson wrote:
> Please add this to the kernel now. I have been using version of this on my wife's
> acer since I installed linux on it. Its been doing its job as adverstised. This is not
> a core feature - its a driver. It works. Why not add it?

Seconded. Better not wait 18 months this time.

This being said, I'm unfortunately _still_ experiencing the resume issue (unexpected fan
state) from time to time after resume. Really needs more investigation
to get that fixed somehow, eventually.

Also, the pre_suspend_kernelmode variable is superfluous indeed, as mentioned this
can be simplified.

Atom emergency shutdown works fine on my machine (blocked fan sometimes,
going tick-tick-tick on boot etc., nice way to test this BIOS feature ;),
thus given this extra protection I believe the driver can be committed as is
anyway, nevermind any remaining driver issues which _might_ perhaps
eventually still exist.

Andreas Mohr
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