Re: [PATCH] acpi: video: fix reversed indexed BQC

From: Felipe Contreras
Date: Fri Aug 02 2013 - 07:20:21 EST

On Fri, Aug 2, 2013 at 3:25 AM, Aaron Lu <> wrote:
> On 08/02/2013 04:14 PM, Felipe Contreras wrote:
>> On Fri, Aug 2, 2013 at 3:06 AM, Aaron Lu <> wrote:
>>> On 08/02/2013 03:59 PM, Felipe Contreras wrote:
>>>> On Fri, Aug 2, 2013 at 1:56 AM, Aaron Lu <> wrote:
>>>>> On 08/02/2013 02:44 PM, Felipe Contreras wrote:
>>>>>> The initial _BCM commands don't work, so the level remains at 100%.
>>>>>> Since the level is max_level, acpi_video_bqc_quirk() tries with the
>>>>>> first level, which is 0, and 0 happens to be the index of 100.
>>>>>> So _BQC is returning 100, which is not the index of 0 (what we tested
>>>>>> for), but actually 100.
>>>>>> I think the current code is correct, but acpi_video_bqc_quirk() should
>>>>>> be testing br->levels[3], or anything other than 0/100 which can be
>>>>>> easily confused.
>>>>>> If so, the code would find that _BQC doesn't work on this machine (in
>>>>>> win8 mode)... at least initially. My guess is that it only starts to
>>>>>> work after acpi_video_bus_start_devices() is called.
>>>>>> Forcing br->flags._BQC_use_index = 0 seems to work.
>>>>> Seems ASUS machines tend to have this issue:
>>>> I don't see any real solution for the ACPI driver.
>>>>> I have a patch to enhance the quirk some time ago:
>>>> I think this is unnecessarily complicated; the comment makes it clear
>>> For your system, yes it is unnecessarily complicated. But since this is
>>> a quirk, it better solves as many potential problems as possible, or we
>>> would simply use a DMI entry to do the quirk.
>> The only difference between my patch and yours is that your patch
>> checks that br->level[i] is not the current level, but that check is
>> not necessary. If _BQC always returns the max level, all we need to do
> _BQC does not always returns the max level.
>> is pick another value, any other value, and br->level[3] works just
>> fine.
> For a _BCL only having 4 elements { 100, 40, 40, 100 }, the br->levels[3]
> will be the max level. The example here may be too crazy to be true, but
> since we are dealing with firmware, I tend to believe anything could
> happen.

That can be fixed easily by checking test_level == current_level and
do the same your patch does, but I actually don't think we should do
that. It might make sense to test two values instead of only one, that
way we can we properly test _BQC, while your patch simply assumes it
doesn't work, even though it might.

Felipe Contreras
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