Kernel Bug Tracker – Bug 11994
Computer doesn't power down after commit ACPI: EC: do transaction from interrupt context
Last modified: 2008-11-15 05:37:39 UTC
Latest working kernel version: 188.8.131.52
Earliest failing kernel version: 184.108.40.206
Hardware Environment: ACER Travelmate 4001 Lmi
Steps to reproduce: try to power down the computer
I can't more power down my computer correctly since commit 5ceb40417bca2045350e77f740e0c4c94875fff2 (ACPI: EC: do transaction from interrupt context) has been merged in the stable kernel. I did a bisection run between 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168 and it show up as the first bad commit.
If I revert all EC related commit between these 2 kernels, the problem doesn't occur.
This commit also flood dmesg with lines like "ACPI: EC: non-query interrupt received, switching to interrupt mode" (see bug #11841) but it is solved by the patched proposed in this bug report.
As I said before, I don't really know how to investigate this.
But more details might help. Here are some dumb questions about possible details.
Do you get a black display but power LED still on?
Or does the display seem to freeze?
Does the keyboard respond? E.g. the emergency Sysrq keys (see Documentation/sysrq.txt)? If you have keyboard LEDs, are they flashing? Do the keyboard LEDs change if you press numlock or capslock?
Created attachment 18743 [details]
Output of dmesg with kernel 22.214.171.124 and patch mentionned in bug bug #11841 applied (from http://marc.info/?l=linux-acpi&m=122603281922125&w=4)
In fact, the shutdown stops after the last step (remounting filesystems read-only). The screen is not black and the sysrq keys don't respond but LEDs change if I press CAPS Lock.
Will you please attach the output of acpidump, lspci -vxxx?
Created attachment 18745 [details]
output of acpidump
Created attachment 18746 [details]
Output of lspci -vxxx
So here are the files you asked.
Handled-By : ykzhao <firstname.lastname@example.org>
First-Bad-Commit : 5ceb40417bca2045350e77f740e0c4c94875fff2
First-Bad-Commit : 7c6db4e050601f359081fde418ca6dc4fc2d0011
Created attachment 18757 [details]
please check if any of these 3 patches (applied on top of each other) helps.
Created attachment 18758 [details]
wait for last gpe
Created attachment 18759 [details]
restart failed transaction
The problem is already solved if I apply the first patch. Should I apply the two others ?
yes, it would be great if they don't break your machine again... Check both at once. :)
I have applied the second patch and it still works OK. However, the third one can't be applied and give rejects.
Created attachment 18769 [details]
Rejects obtained with the patch "restart failed tranaction"
I applied this patch on the current git tree of 2.6.28 and after the two other patches but it doesn't work.
Created attachment 18821 [details]
restart transaction patch against yesterday's linus tree
Please take a look at this before applying as I am not a skilled developer.
Also, after applying, the output of dmesg |grep EC reads:
[ 0.022518] ACPI: EC: Look up EC in DSDT
[ 0.077080] ACPI: EC: non-query interrupt received, switching to interrupt mode
[ 0.130278] ACPI: EC: GPE storm detected, transactions will use polling mode
[ 0.507079] ACPI: EC: GPE = 0x1d, I/O: command/status = 0x66, data = 0x62
[ 0.507135] ACPI: EC: driver started in interrupt mode
[ 0.819611] ACPI: SBS HC: EC = 0xdf158780, offset = 0x18, query_bit = 0x20
[ 35.559049] ACPI: EC: missing confirmations, switch off interrupt mode.
[ 72.284252] ACPI: EC: missing confirmations, switch off interrupt mode.
[ 94.298039] ACPI: EC: missing confirmations, switch off interrupt mode.
[ 96.291040] ACPI: EC: missing confirmations, switch off interrupt mode.
is this the expected output? I have not shutdown the computer yet, if it fails I will report the problem.
please check if patches from 12004 work any better.
several EC patches shipped in 2.6.28-rc4-git3
so that would be a good baseline to test.
The problem doesn't occur anymore with the revert-mspleep patch and the other ec patches solves all the other problem related to this one (see #12004 and #11841). So for me, the problem is fixed.