Bug 16395 - Regression since commit 0b28bac5aef
Summary: Regression since commit 0b28bac5aef
Alias: None
Product: Drivers
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Serial (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: P1 high
Assignee: Russell King
Depends on:
Blocks: 16055
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Reported: 2010-07-14 23:53 UTC by Larry Finger
Modified: 2010-07-23 11:27 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Kernel Version: 2.6.35-rc4, 2.6.35-rc5
Regression: Yes
Bisected commit-id:


Description Larry Finger 2010-07-14 23:53:11 UTC
Since the commit in the title, a kernel build on an HP Mini 110 Netbook no longer has keyboard input. The main difference is that if CONFIG_SERIO_I8042=y, the keyboard works. The faulty commit was located by bisection and has been verified by reverting the patch.

Further investigation shows that the faulty hunk is

diff --git a/drivers/input/serio/Kconfig b/drivers/input/serio/Kconfig
index 3bfe8fa..256b9e9 100644
--- a/drivers/input/serio/Kconfig
+++ b/drivers/input/serio/Kconfig
@@ -22,7 +22,7 @@ config SERIO_I8042
        tristate "i8042 PC Keyboard controller" if EMBEDDED || !X86
        default y
        depends on !PARISC && (!ARM || ARCH_SHARK || FOOTBRIDGE_HOST) && \
-                  (!SUPERH || SH_CAYMAN) && !M68K && !BLACKFIN
+                  (!SUPERH || SH_CAYMAN) && !M68K && !BLACKFIN && !X86_MRST
          i8042 is the chip over which the standard AT keyboard and PS/2
          mouse are connected to the computer. If you use these devices,

Reverting this one hunk alone results in a working system. Obviously, this Netbook does not have X86_MRST set.
Comment 1 Larry Finger 2010-07-15 00:45:49 UTC
Clarification: CONFIG_X86_MRST=y in .config. I tripped over the double negative.
Comment 2 Werner Lemberg 2010-07-15 05:24:09 UTC
The same is true for my Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop; I can press the power button to initiate a clean shutdown (obviously, this key is not handled by the normal keyboard driver), but except this button no other input (including the mouse) works.
Comment 3 Rafael J. Wysocki 2010-07-15 08:56:48 UTC
First-Bad-Commit : 0b28bac5aef7bd1ab213723df031e61db9ff151a

commit 0b28bac5aef7bd1ab213723df031e61db9ff151a
Author: Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com>
Date:   Thu Jun 17 22:31:17 2010 -0700

    Input: fixup X86_MRST selects

    Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com>
    Cc: Jacob Pan <jacob.jun.pan@intel.com>
    Signed-off-by: Dmitry Torokhov <dtor@mail.ru>
Comment 4 Larry Finger 2010-07-15 15:43:02 UTC
A workaround is to disable Moorestown support. When you do this, CONFIG_SERIO_I8042 is once again selected and the box works.

According to Dmitri, "HPA posted a patch series that should fix the problem".
Comment 5 Dmitry Torokhov 2010-07-21 21:55:28 UTC
Should be fixed by series of commits ending with 5cdfa1c3bbabb809ef3134f741a63e13373a8cad
Comment 6 Larry Finger 2010-07-21 22:07:45 UTC
Fix confirmed.

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