Re: [PATCH v3] Add driver to force WMI Thunderbolt controller power status

From: Darren Hart
Date: Mon Sep 11 2017 - 17:45:06 EST

On Fri, Sep 08, 2017 at 10:23:11AM -0500, Mario Limonciello wrote:
> Current implementations of Intel Thunderbolt controllers will go
> into a low power mode when not in use.
> Many machines containing these controllers also have a GPIO wired up
> that can force the controller awake. This is offered via a ACPI-WMI
> interface intended to be manipulated by a userspace utility.
> This mechanism is provided by Intel to OEMs to include in BIOS.
> It uses an industry wide GUID that is populated in a separate _WDG
> entry with no binary MOF.
> This interface allows software such as fwupd to wake up thunderbolt
> controllers to query the firmware version or flash new firmware.
> Signed-off-by: Mario Limonciello <mario.limonciello@xxxxxxxx>

Queued for testing, thanks everyone.

Darren Hart
VMware Open Source Technology Center