Re: [PATCH 1/1] toshiba_acpi: Propagate the hotkey value via genetlink

From: Azael Avalos
Date: Fri Nov 20 2015 - 19:06:16 EST

Hi Darren,

2015-11-20 16:19 GMT-07:00 Darren Hart <dvhart@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> On Sun, Nov 15, 2015 at 08:33:46PM -0700, Azael Avalos wrote:
>> The driver uses genetlink to inform userspace of events generated by
>> the system, but the data passed is always zero as there is no data to
>> pass, except for the hotkey event.
>> This patch propagates the hotkey value via genetlink so userspace can
>> make use of it.
> Which keys were not working previously?

It's not about the keys, but the "extra events" generated, I still do not
know why Toshiba sent system events inside the hotkey event (maybe
they ran out of numbers...).

> My concern is that we introduce new events that then get "double handled".

Well, the events are already being generated, but they are Toshiba specific
events, the only thing here that changed is that now we pass the hotkey value
to userspace, and as said, some of the system events that were not passed
before and are not handled at all.

A good example here are the 0x1ABE and 0x1ABF events, which fire (on
certain laptops) when the HDD protection level changes and is disabled

There a re a lot of unknown events that are being sent as hotkeys, but
I still have to ideintify them :-(

> Some more context about the problem experienced and how this resolves it would
> be helpful.
> Thanks,


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