[systemd-devel] [WIP PATCH 0/4] Rework the unreliable LID switch exported by ACPI

Benjamin Tissoires benjamin.tissoires at redhat.com
Tue Jun 13 10:06:17 UTC 2017


[Sorry for the delay, I have been sidetracked from this]

On Jun 07 2017 or thereabouts, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> On Thu, 01.06.17 20:46, Benjamin Tissoires (benjamin.tissoires at redhat.com) wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > Sending this as a WIP as it still need a few changes, but it mostly works as
> > expected (still not fully compliant yet).
> > 
> > So this is based on Lennart's comment in [1]: if the LID state is not reliable,
> > the kernel should not export the LID switch device as long as we are not sure
> > about its state.
> Ah nice! I (obviously) like this approach.

Heh. Now I just need to convince Lv that it's the right approach.

> > Note that systemd currently doesn't sync the state when the input node just
> > appears. This is a systemd bug, and it should not be handled by the kernel
> > community.
> Uh if this is borked, we should indeed fix this in systemd. Is there
> already a systemd github bug about this? If not, please create one,
> and we'll look into it!

I don't think there is. I haven't raised it yet because I am not so sure
this will not break again those worthless unreliable LID, and if we play
whack a mole between the kernel and user space, things are going to be
nasty. So I'd rather have this fixed in systemd along with the
unreliable LID switch knowledge, so we are sure that the kernel behaves
the way we expect it to be.

> Thanks for working on this,

No worries.


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