Re: CSC3551 and devices missing related _DSD bits

From: Luke Jones
Date: Wed May 24 2023 - 17:30:47 EST

On Wed, 2023-05-24 at 17:36 +0100, Stuart Henderson wrote:
> > The problem is that this can really easily blow up your machine if
> > some incorrect bit is applied.  And more easily applicable, more
> > chance to break by novice users, simply by believing what a chat
> > bot
> > speaks :)
> > That's the very reason why this kind of change should be via ACPI
> > table officially set up by the vendor.  That said, the question is
> > only who and how can be responsible for this kind of change.  It's
> > no technical issue, per se.
> >
> > If BIOS can't be updated, at least, the configuration change has to
> > be
> > confirmed by ASUS people.  If ASUS still ignores the inquires and
> > requests, we may put the quirk but with a bit fat warning (and
> > maybe
> > complaints to ASUS) to be shown in the log as a very last resort.
> >
> > Let's see what happens.
> Thanks Takashi.
> Just a note to say we're not ignoring this and are investigating the
> best way to support released laptops with ACPI incompatible with
> Linux. 
> We're hoping this is going to be less of an issue going forward. 
> Please
> bear with us while we look into this.

This is great news, thank you Stuart. If you need testing done at all
on a wide range please reach out to me and I will enlist the help of
those with the affected laptops I mentioned.