Re: [PATCH] acpi: video: improve quirk check

From: Felipe Contreras
Date: Fri Aug 02 2013 - 21:04:58 EST

On Fri, Aug 2, 2013 at 6:47 PM, Rafael J. Wysocki <rjw@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Friday, August 02, 2013 02:37:09 PM Felipe Contreras wrote:
>> If the _BCL package is descending, the first level (br->levels[2]) will
>> be 0, and if the number of levels matches the number of steps, we might
>> confuse a returned level to mean the index.
>> For example:
>> current_level = max_level = 100
>> test_level = 0
>> returned level = 100
>> In this case 100 means the level, not the index, and _BCM failed. But if
>> the _BCL package is descending, the index of level 0 is also 100, so we
>> assume _BQC is indexed, when it's not.
>> This causes all _BQC calls to return bogus values causing weird behavior
>> from the user's perspective. For example: xbacklight -set 10; xbacklight
>> -set 20; would flash to 90% and then slowly down to the desired level
>> (20).
>> The solution is simple; test anything other than the first level (e.g.
>> 1).
>> Signed-off-by: Felipe Contreras <felipe.contreras@xxxxxxxxx>
> Looks reasonable.
> Aaron, what do you think?

Aaron has a similar patch does many more checks. I think we should add
more checks, but I think those should go into a separate patch.

This patch alone fixes a real problem, which is rather urgent to fix,
and I did it this way so it's trivial to review and merge.

Felipe Contreras
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