[Intel-gfx] [RFC] i915/acpi: add lid status notification and detection
mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org
Tue May 19 10:15:45 PDT 2009
On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 09:22:24AM +0800, yakui_zhao wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-05-14 at 02:57 +0800, Jesse Barnes wrote:
> > In the i915 driver we want to know if the lid is open or closed and
> > when its status changes, since we want to use the closed state to
> > indicate that the LFP is unavailable (disconnected in KMS terms) and
> > open to indicate that it's usable.
> > To that end, this patch adds some code to the ACPI button driver to
> > send us lid notifications as they occur and provide us with current lid
> > status when called.
> > It's a bit ugly, and I don't handle the inter-module dependencies very
> > well at this point, but you should get the idea.
> The tight module dependency. If the ACPI button is compiled as module
> and i915 is compiled as built-in kernel, we will fail in kernel
Yes, it needs a Kconfig fixup.
> > There's also a policy question here. On some machines, a lid close
> > will cause the ACPI firmware to program the GPU, disabling the pipe
> > associated with the panel. Should we detect this and turn it back on
> > at open time? That could be dangerous if userspace has received the
> > LVDS hotplug event and changed the config out from under us...
> > Comments?
> It seems that the LID status is used to determine whether the LVDS is
> It is not reliable. On some boxes the initial LID status is incorrect.
> Maybe the LID status is open. But the ACPI returns that the LID is
> close. In such case the LVDS is not initialized and user can't get the
Really? I haven't seen any cases of this. They'll fail in all sorts of
fun ways with modern userland.
Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org
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