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Merge tag 'pm+acpi-3.11-rc1' of git://

Pull power management and ACPI updates from Rafael Wysocki:
 "This time the total number of ACPI commits is slightly greater than
  the number of cpufreq commits, but Viresh Kumar (who works on cpufreq)
  remains the most active patch submitter.

  To me, the most significant change is the addition of offline/online
  device operations to the driver core (with the Greg's blessing) and
  the related modifications of the ACPI core hotplug code.  Next are the
  freezer updates from Colin Cross that should make the freezing of
  tasks a bit less heavy weight.

  We also have a couple of regression fixes, a number of fixes for
  issues that have not been identified as regressions, two new drivers
  and a bunch of cleanups all over.


   - Hotplug changes to support graceful hot-removal failures.

     It sometimes is necessary to fail device hot-removal operations
     gracefully if they cannot be carried out completely.  For example,
     if memory from a memory module being hot-removed has been allocated
     for the kernel's own use and cannot be moved elsewhere, it's
     desirable to fail the hot-removal operation in a graceful way
     rather than to crash the kernel, but currenty a success or a kernel
     crash are the only possible outcomes of an attempted memory
     hot-removal.  Needless to say, that is not a very attractive
     alternative and it had to be addressed.

     However, in order to make it work for memory, I first had to make
     it work for CPUs and for this purpose I needed to modify the ACPI
     processor driver.  It's been split into two parts, a resident one
     handling the low-level initialization/cleanup and a modular one
     playing the actual driver's role (but it binds to the CPU system
     device objects rather than to the ACPI device objects representing
     processors).  That's been sort of like a live brain surgery on a
     patient who's riding a bike.

     So this is a little scary, but since we found and fixed a couple of
     regressions it caused to happen during the early linux-next testing
     (a month ago), nobody has complained.

     As a bonus we remove some duplicated ACPI hotplug code, because the
     ACPI-based CPU hotplug is now going to use the common ACPI hotplug

   - Lighter weight freezing of tasks.

     These changes from Colin Cross and Mandeep Singh Baines are
     targeted at making the freezing of tasks a bit less heavy weight
     operation.  They reduce the number of tasks woken up every time
     during the freezing, by using the observation that the freezer
     simply doesn't need to wake up some of them and wait for them all
     to call refrigerator().  The time needed for the freezer to decide
     to report a failure is reduced too.

     Also reintroduced is the check causing a lockdep warining to
     trigger when try_to_freeze() is called with locks held (which is
     generally unsafe and shouldn't happen).

   - cpufreq updates

     First off, a commit from Srivatsa S Bhat fixes a resume regression
     introduced during the 3.10 cycle causing some cpufreq sysfs
     attributes to return wrong values to user space after resume.  The
     fix is kind of fresh, but also it's pretty obvious once Srivatsa
     has identified the root cause.

     Second, we have a new freqdomain_cpus sysfs attribute for the
     acpi-cpufreq driver to provide information previously available via
     related_cpus.  From Lan Tianyu.

     Finally, we fix a number of issues, mostly related to the
     CPUFREQ_POSTCHANGE notifier and cpufreq Kconfig options and clean
     up some code.  The majority of changes from Viresh Kumar with bits
     from Jacob Shin, Heiko Stübner, Xiaoguang Chen, Ezequiel Garcia,
     Arnd Bergmann, and Tang Yuantian.

   - ACPICA update

     A usual bunch of updates from the ACPICA upstream.

     During the 3.4 cycle we introduced support for ACPI 5 extended
     sleep registers, but they are only supposed to be used if the
     HW-reduced mode bit is set in the FADT flags and the code attempted
     to use them without checking that bit.  That caused suspend/resume
     regressions to happen on some systems.  Fix from Lv Zheng causes
     those registers to be used only if the HW-reduced mode bit is set.

     Apart from this some other ACPICA bugs are fixed and code cleanups
     are made by Bob Moore, Tomasz Nowicki, Lv Zheng, Chao Guan, and
     Zhang Rui.

   - cpuidle updates

     New driver for Xilinx Zynq processors is added by Michal Simek.

     Multidriver support simplification, addition of some missing
     kerneldoc comments and Kconfig-related fixes come from Daniel

   - ACPI power management updates

     Changes to make suspend/resume work correctly in Xen guests from
     Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk, sparse warning fix from Fengguang Wu and
     cleanups and fixes of the ACPI device power state selection

   - ACPI documentation updates

     Some previously missing pieces of ACPI documentation are added by
     Lv Zheng and Aaron Lu (hopefully, that will help people to
     uderstand how the ACPI subsystem works) and one outdated doc is
     updated by Hanjun Guo.

   - Assorted ACPI updates

     We finally nailed down the IA-64 issue that was the reason for
     reverting commit 9f29ab11 ("ACPI / scan: do not match drivers
     against objects having scan handlers"), so we can fix it and move
     the ACPI scan handler check added to the ACPI video driver back to
     the core.

     A mechanism for adding CMOS RTC address space handlers is
     introduced by Lan Tianyu to allow some EC-related breakage to be
     fixed on some systems.

     A spec-compliant implementation of acpi_os_get_timer() is added by
     Mika Westerberg.

     The evaluation of _STA is added to do_acpi_find_child() to avoid
     situations in which a pointer to a disabled device object is
     returned instead of an enabled one with the same _ADR value.  From
     Jeff Wu.

     Intel BayTrail PCH (Platform Controller Hub) support is added to
     the ACPI driver for Intel Low-Power Subsystems (LPSS) and that
     driver is modified to work around a couple of known BIOS issues.
     Changes from Mika Westerberg and Heikki Krogerus.

     The EC driver is fixed by Vasiliy Kulikov to use get_user() and
     put_user() instead of dereferencing user space pointers blindly.

     Code cleanups are made by Bjorn Helgaas, Nicholas Mazzuca and Toshi

   - Assorted power management updates

     The "runtime idle" helper routine is changed to take the return
     values of the callbacks executed by it into account and to call
     rpm_suspend() if they return 0, which allows us to reduce the
     overall code bloat a bit (by dropping some code that's not
     necessary any more after that modification).

     The runtime PM documentation is updated by Alan Stern (to reflect
     the "runtime idle" behavior change).

     New trace points for PM QoS are added by Sahara

     PM QoS documentation is updated by Lan Tianyu.

     Code cleanups are made and minor issues are addressed by Bernie
     Thompson, Bjorn Helgaas, Julius Werner, and Shuah Khan.

   - devfreq updates

     New driver for the Exynos5-bus device from Abhilash Kesavan.

     Minor cleanups, fixes and MAINTAINERS update from MyungJoo Ham,
     Abhilash Kesavan, Paul Bolle, Rajagopal Venkat, and Wei Yongjun.

   - OMAP power management updates

     Adaptive Voltage Scaling (AVS) SmartReflex voltage control driver
     updates from Andrii Tseglytskyi and Nishanth Menon."

* tag 'pm+acpi-3.11-rc1' of git:// (162 commits)
  cpufreq: Fix cpufreq regression after suspend/resume
  ACPI / PM: Fix possible NULL pointer deref in acpi_pm_device_sleep_state()
  PM / Sleep: Warn about system time after resume with pm_trace
  cpufreq: don't leave stale policy pointer in cdbs->cur_policy
  acpi-cpufreq: Add new sysfs attribute freqdomain_cpus
  cpufreq: make sure frequency transitions are serialized
  ACPI: implement acpi_os_get_timer() according the spec
  ACPI / EC: Add HP Folio 13 to ec_dmi_table in order to skip DSDT scan
  ACPI: Add CMOS RTC Operation Region handler support
  ACPI / processor: Drop unused variable from processor_perflib.c
  cpufreq: tegra: call CPUFREQ_POSTCHANGE notfier in error cases
  cpufreq: s3c64xx: call CPUFREQ_POSTCHANGE notfier in error cases
  cpufreq: omap: call CPUFREQ_POSTCHANGE notfier in error cases
  cpufreq: imx6q: call CPUFREQ_POSTCHANGE notfier in error cases
  cpufreq: exynos: call CPUFREQ_POSTCHANGE notfier in error cases
  cpufreq: dbx500: call CPUFREQ_POSTCHANGE notfier in error cases
  cpufreq: davinci: call CPUFREQ_POSTCHANGE notfier in error cases
  cpufreq: arm-big-little: call CPUFREQ_POSTCHANGE notfier in error cases
  cpufreq: powernow-k8: call CPUFREQ_POSTCHANGE notfier in error cases
  cpufreq: pcc: call CPUFREQ_POSTCHANGE notfier in error cases
parents d4141531 2c843bd9
What: /sys/bus/acpi/devices/.../path
Date: December 2006
Contact: Rafael J. Wysocki <>
This attribute indicates the full path of ACPI namespace
object associated with the device object. For example,
This file is not present for device objects representing
fixed ACPI hardware features (like power and sleep
What: /sys/bus/acpi/devices/.../modalias
Date: July 2007
Contact: Rafael J. Wysocki <>
This attribute indicates the PNP IDs of the device object.
That is acpi:HHHHHHHH:[CCCCCCC:]. Where each HHHHHHHH or
CCCCCCCC contains device object's PNPID (_HID or _CID).
What: /sys/bus/acpi/devices/.../hid
Date: April 2005
Contact: Rafael J. Wysocki <>
This attribute indicates the hardware ID (_HID) of the
device object. For example, PNP0103.
This file is present for device objects having the _HID
control method.
What: /sys/bus/acpi/devices/.../description
Date: October 2012
Contact: Rafael J. Wysocki <>
This attribute contains the output of the device object's
_STR control method, if present.
What: /sys/bus/acpi/devices/.../adr
Date: October 2012
Contact: Rafael J. Wysocki <>
This attribute contains the output of the device object's
_ADR control method, which is present for ACPI device
objects representing devices having standard enumeration
algorithms, such as PCI.
What: /sys/bus/acpi/devices/.../uid
Date: October 2012
Contact: Rafael J. Wysocki <>
This attribute contains the output of the device object's
_UID control method, if present.
What: /sys/bus/acpi/devices/.../eject
Date: December 2006
Contact: Rafael J. Wysocki <>
Writing 1 to this attribute will trigger hot removal of
this device object. This file exists for every device
object that has _EJ0 method.
...@@ -78,3 +78,23 @@ Contact: Nishanth Menon <> ...@@ -78,3 +78,23 @@ Contact: Nishanth Menon <>
Description: Description:
The /sys/class/devfreq/.../available_governors shows The /sys/class/devfreq/.../available_governors shows
currently available governors in the system. currently available governors in the system.
What: /sys/class/devfreq/.../min_freq
Date: January 2013
Contact: MyungJoo Ham <>
The /sys/class/devfreq/.../min_freq shows and stores
the minimum frequency requested by users. It is 0 if
the user does not care. min_freq overrides the
frequency requested by governors.
What: /sys/class/devfreq/.../max_freq
Date: January 2013
Contact: MyungJoo Ham <>
The /sys/class/devfreq/.../max_freq shows and stores
the maximum frequency requested by users. It is 0 if
the user does not care. max_freq overrides the
frequency requested by governors and min_freq.
The max_freq overrides min_freq because max_freq may be
used to throttle devices to avoid overheating.
What: /sys/devices/.../online
Date: April 2013
Contact: Rafael J. Wysocki <>
The /sys/devices/.../online attribute is only present for
devices whose bus types provide .online() and .offline()
callbacks. The number read from it (0 or 1) reflects the value
of the device's 'offline' field. If that number is 1 and '0'
(or 'n', or 'N') is written to this file, the device bus type's
.offline() callback is executed for the device and (if
successful) its 'offline' field is updated accordingly. In
turn, if that number is 0 and '1' (or 'y', or 'Y') is written to
this file, the device bus type's .online() callback is executed
for the device and (if successful) its 'offline' field is
updated as appropriate.
After a successful execution of the bus type's .offline()
callback the device cannot be used for any purpose until either
it is removed (i.e. device_del() is called for it), or its bus
type's .online() is exeucted successfully.
Whatt: /sys/devices/.../sun What: /sys/devices/.../sun
Date: October 2012 Date: October 2012
Contact: Yasuaki Ishimatsu <> Contact: Yasuaki Ishimatsu <>
Description: Description:
...@@ -144,6 +144,21 @@ Description: Discover and change clock speed of CPUs ...@@ -144,6 +144,21 @@ Description: Discover and change clock speed of CPUs
to learn how to control the knobs. to learn how to control the knobs.
What: /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu#/cpufreq/freqdomain_cpus
Date: June 2013
Description: Discover CPUs in the same CPU frequency coordination domain
freqdomain_cpus is the list of CPUs (online+offline) that share
the same clock/freq domain (possibly at the hardware level).
That information may be hidden from the cpufreq core and the
value of related_cpus may be different from freqdomain_cpus. This
attribute is useful for user space DVFS controllers to get better
power/performance results for platforms using acpi-cpufreq.
This file is only present if the acpi-cpufreq driver is in use.
What: /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu*/cache/index3/cache_disable_{0,1} What: /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu*/cache/index3/cache_disable_{0,1}
Date: August 2008 Date: August 2008
KernelVersion: 2.6.27 KernelVersion: 2.6.27
...@@ -44,6 +44,16 @@ Description: ...@@ -44,6 +44,16 @@ Description:
or 0 (unset). Attempts to write any other values to it will or 0 (unset). Attempts to write any other values to it will
cause -EINVAL to be returned. cause -EINVAL to be returned.
What: /sys/firmware/acpi/hotplug/force_remove
Date: May 2013
Contact: Rafael J. Wysocki <>
The number in this file (0 or 1) determines whether (1) or not
(0) the ACPI subsystem will allow devices to be hot-removed even
if they cannot be put offline gracefully (from the kernel's
viewpoint). That number can be changed by writing a boolean
value to this file.
What: /sys/firmware/acpi/interrupts/ What: /sys/firmware/acpi/interrupts/
Date: February 2008 Date: February 2008
Contact: Len Brown <> Contact: Len Brown <>
ACPI Device Tree - Representation of ACPI Namespace
Copyright (C) 2013, Intel Corporation
Author: Lv Zheng <>
The Linux ACPI subsystem converts ACPI namespace objects into a Linux
device tree under the /sys/devices/LNXSYSTEM:00 and updates it upon
receiving ACPI hotplug notification events. For each device object in this
hierarchy there is a corresponding symbolic link in the
This document illustrates the structure of the ACPI device tree.
Thanks for the help from Zhang Rui <> and Rafael J.
Wysocki <>.
1. ACPI Definition Blocks
The ACPI firmware sets up RSDP (Root System Description Pointer) in the
system memory address space pointing to the XSDT (Extended System
Description Table). The XSDT always points to the FADT (Fixed ACPI
Description Table) using its first entry, the data within the FADT
includes various fixed-length entries that describe fixed ACPI features
of the hardware. The FADT contains a pointer to the DSDT
(Differentiated System Descripition Table). The XSDT also contains
entries pointing to possibly multiple SSDTs (Secondary System
Description Table).
The DSDT and SSDT data is organized in data structures called definition
blocks that contain definitions of various objects, including ACPI
control methods, encoded in AML (ACPI Machine Language). The data block
of the DSDT along with the contents of SSDTs represents a hierarchical
data structure called the ACPI namespace whose topology reflects the
structure of the underlying hardware platform.
The relationships between ACPI System Definition Tables described above
are illustrated in the following diagram.
+---------+ +-------+ +--------+ +------------------------+
| RSDP | +->| XSDT | +->| FADT | | +-------------------+ |
+---------+ | +-------+ | +--------+ +-|->| DSDT | |
| Pointer | | | Entry |-+ | ...... | | | +-------------------+ |
+---------+ | +-------+ | X_DSDT |--+ | | Definition Blocks | |
| Pointer |-+ | ..... | | ...... | | +-------------------+ |
+---------+ +-------+ +--------+ | +-------------------+ |
| Entry |------------------|->| SSDT | |
+- - - -+ | +-------------------| |
| Entry | - - - - - - - -+ | | Definition Blocks | |
+- - - -+ | | +-------------------+ |
| | +- - - - - - - - - -+ |
+-|->| SSDT | |
| +-------------------+ |
| | Definition Blocks | |
| +- - - - - - - - - -+ |
OSPM Loading |
| ACPI Namespace |
Figure 1. ACPI Definition Blocks
NOTE: RSDP can also contain a pointer to the RSDT (Root System
Description Table). Platforms provide RSDT to enable
compatibility with ACPI 1.0 operating systems. The OS is expected
to use XSDT, if present.
2. Example ACPI Namespace
All definition blocks are loaded into a single namespace. The namespace
is a hierarchy of objects identified by names and paths.
The following naming conventions apply to object names in the ACPI
1. All names are 32 bits long.
2. The first byte of a name must be one of 'A' - 'Z', '_'.
3. Each of the remaining bytes of a name must be one of 'A' - 'Z', '0'
- '9', '_'.
4. Names starting with '_' are reserved by the ACPI specification.
5. The '\' symbol represents the root of the namespace (i.e. names
prepended with '\' are relative to the namespace root).
6. The '^' symbol represents the parent of the current namespace node
(i.e. names prepended with '^' are relative to the parent of the
current namespace node).
The figure below shows an example ACPI namespace.
| \ | Root
| +------+
+-| _PR | Scope(_PR): the processor namespace
| +------+
| |
| | +------+
| +-| CPU0 | Processor(CPU0): the first processor
| +------+
| +------+
+-| _SB | Scope(_SB): the system bus namespace
| +------+
| |
| | +------+
| +-| LID0 | Device(LID0); the lid device
| | +------+
| | |
| | | +------+
| | +-| _HID | Name(_HID, "PNP0C0D"): the hardware ID
| | | +------+
| | |
| | | +------+
| | +-| _STA | Method(_STA): the status control method
| | +------+
| |
| | +------+
| +-| PCI0 | Device(PCI0); the PCI root bridge
| +------+
| |
| | +------+
| +-| _HID | Name(_HID, "PNP0A08"): the hardware ID
| | +------+
| |
| | +------+
| +-| _CID | Name(_CID, "PNP0A03"): the compatible ID
| | +------+
| |
| | +------+
| +-| RP03 | Scope(RP03): the PCI0 power scope
| | +------+
| | |
| | | +------+
| | +-| PXP3 | PowerResource(PXP3): the PCI0 power resource
| | +------+
| |
| | +------+
| +-| GFX0 | Device(GFX0): the graphics adapter
| +------+
| |
| | +------+
| +-| _ADR | Name(_ADR, 0x00020000): the PCI bus address
| | +------+
| |
| | +------+
| +-| DD01 | Device(DD01): the LCD output device
| +------+
| |
| | +------+
| +-| _BCL | Method(_BCL): the backlight control method
| +------+
| +------+
+-| _TZ | Scope(_TZ): the thermal zone namespace
| +------+
| |
| | +------+
| +-| FN00 | PowerResource(FN00): the FAN0 power resource
| | +------+
| |
| | +------+
| +-| FAN0 | Device(FAN0): the FAN0 cooling device
| | +------+
| | |
| | | +------+
| | +-| _HID | Name(_HID, "PNP0A0B"): the hardware ID
| | +------+
| |
| | +------+
| +-| TZ00 | ThermalZone(TZ00); the FAN thermal zone
| +------+
| +------+
+-| _GPE | Scope(_GPE): the GPE namespace
Figure 2. Example ACPI Namespace
3. Linux ACPI Device Objects
The Linux kernel's core ACPI subsystem creates struct acpi_device
objects for ACPI namespace objects representing devices, power resources
processors, thermal zones. Those objects are exported to user space via
sysfs as directories in the subtree under /sys/devices/LNXSYSTM:00. The
format of their names is <bus_id:instance>, where 'bus_id' refers to the
ACPI namespace representation of the given object and 'instance' is used
for distinguishing different object of the same 'bus_id' (it is
two-digit decimal representation of an unsigned integer).
The value of 'bus_id' depends on the type of the object whose name it is
part of as listed in the table below.
| | Object/Feature | Table | bus_id |
| N | Root | xSDT | LNXSYSTM |
| N | Device | xSDT | _HID |
| N | Processor | xSDT | LNXCPU |
| N | ThermalZone | xSDT | LNXTHERM |
| N | PowerResource | xSDT | LNXPOWER |
| N | Other Devices | xSDT | device |
| M | Video Extension | xSDT | LNXVIDEO |
| M | ATA Controller | xSDT | LNXIOBAY |
| M | Docking Station | xSDT | LNXDOCK |
Table 1. ACPI Namespace Objects Mapping
The following rules apply when creating struct acpi_device objects on
the basis of the contents of ACPI System Description Tables (as
indicated by the letter in the first column and the notation in the
second column of the table above):
The object's source is an ACPI namespace node (as indicated by the
named object's type in the second column). In that case the object's
directory in sysfs will contain the 'path' attribute whose value is
the full path to the node from the namespace root.
struct acpi_device objects are created for the ACPI namespace nodes
whose _STA control methods return PRESENT or FUNCTIONING. The power
resource nodes or nodes without _STA are assumed to be both PRESENT
The struct acpi_device object is created for a fixed hardware
feature (as indicated by the fixed feature flag's name in the second
column), so its sysfs directory will not contain the 'path'
The struct acpi_device object is created for an ACPI namespace node
with specific control methods (as indicated by the ACPI defined
device's type in the second column). The 'path' attribute containing
its namespace path will be present in its sysfs directory. For
example, if the _BCL method is present for an ACPI namespace node, a
struct acpi_device object with LNXVIDEO 'bus_id' will be created for
The third column of the above table indicates which ACPI System
Description Tables contain information used for the creation of the
struct acpi_device objects represented by the given row (xSDT means DSDT
or SSDT).
The forth column of the above table indicates the 'bus_id' generation
rule of the struct acpi_device object:
_HID in the last column of the table means that the object's bus_id
is derived from the _HID/_CID identification objects present under
the corresponding ACPI namespace node. The object's sysfs directory
will then contain the 'hid' and 'modalias' attributes that can be
used to retrieve the _HID and _CIDs of that object.
The 'modalias' attribute is also present for struct acpi_device
objects having bus_id of the "LNXxxxxx" form (pseudo devices), in
which cases it contains the bus_id string itself.
'device' in the last column of the table indicates that the object's
bus_id cannot be determined from _HID/_CID of the corresponding
ACPI namespace node, although that object represents a device (for
example, it may be a PCI device with _ADR defined and without _HID
or _CID). In that case the string 'device' will be used as the
object's bus_id.
4. Linux ACPI Physical Device Glue
ACPI device (i.e. struct acpi_device) objects may be linked to other
objects in the Linux' device hierarchy that represent "physical" devices
(for example, devices on the PCI bus). If that happens, it means that
the ACPI device object is a "companion" of a device otherwise
represented in a different way and is used (1) to provide configuration
information on that device which cannot be obtained by other means and
(2) to do specific things to the device with the help of its ACPI
control methods. One ACPI device object may be linked this way to
multiple "physical" devices.
If an ACPI device object is linked to a "physical" device, its sysfs
directory contains the "physical_node" symbolic link to the sysfs
directory of the target device object. In turn, the target device's
sysfs directory will then contain the "firmware_node" symbolic link to
the sysfs directory of the companion ACPI device object.
The linking mechanism relies on device identification provided by the
ACPI namespace. For example, if there's an ACPI namespace object
representing a PCI device (i.e. a device object under an ACPI namespace
object representing a PCI bridge) whose _ADR returns 0x00020000 and the
bus number of the parent PCI bridge is 0, the sysfs directory
representing the struct acpi_device object created for that ACPI
namespace object will contain the 'physical_node' symbolic link to the
/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02:0/ sysfs directory of the
corresponding PCI device.
The linking mechanism is generally bus-specific. The core of its
implementation is located in the drivers/acpi/glue.c file, but there are
complementary parts depending on the bus types in question located
elsewhere. For example, the PCI-specific part of it is located in
5. Example Linux ACPI Device Tree
The sysfs hierarchy of struct acpi_device objects corresponding to the
example ACPI namespace illustrated in Figure 2 with the addition of
fixed PWR_BUTTON/SLP_BUTTON devices is shown below.
| LNXSYSTEM:00 | \ | acpi:LNXSYSTEM: |
| +-------------+-----+----------------+
+-| LNXPWRBN:00 | N/A | acpi:LNXPWRBN: |
| +-------------+-----+----------------+
| +-------------+-----+----------------+
+-| LNXSLPBN:00 | N/A | acpi:LNXSLPBN: |
| +-------------+-----+----------------+
| +-----------+------------+--------------+
+-| LNXCPU:00 | \_PR_.CPU0 | acpi:LNXCPU: |
| +-----------+------------+--------------+
| +-------------+-------+----------------+
+-| LNXSYBUS:00 | \_SB_ | acpi:LNXSYBUS: |
| +-------------+-------+----------------+
| |
| | +- - - - - - - +- - - - - - +- - - - - - - -+
| +-| * PNP0C0D:00 | \_SB_.LID0 | acpi:PNP0C0D: |
| | +- - - - - - - +- - - - - - +- - - - - - - -+
| |
| | +------------+------------+-----------------------+
| +-| PNP0A08:00 | \_SB_.PCI0 | acpi:PNP0A08:PNP0A03: |
| +------------+------------+-----------------------+
| |
| | +-----------+-----------------+-----+
| +-| device:00 | \_SB_.PCI0.RP03 | N/A |
| | +-----------+-----------------+-----+
| | |
| | | +-------------+----------------------+----------------+
| | +-| LNXPOWER:00 | \_SB_.PCI0.RP03.PXP3 | acpi:LNXPOWER: |
| | +-------------+----------------------+----------------+
| |
| | +-------------+-----------------+----------------+
| +-| LNXVIDEO:00 | \_SB_.PCI0.GFX0 | acpi:LNXVIDEO: |
| +-------------+-----------------+----------------+
| |
| | +-----------+-----------------+-----+
| +-| device:01 | \_SB_.PCI0.DD01 | N/A |
| +-----------+-----------------+-----+
| +-------------+-------+----------------+
+-| LNXSYBUS:01 | \_TZ_ | acpi:LNXSYBUS: |
| +-------------+------------+----------------+
+-| LNXPOWER:0a | \_TZ_.FN00 | acpi:LNXPOWER: |
| +-------------+------------+----------------+
| +------------+------------+---------------+
+-| PNP0C0B:00 | \_TZ_.FAN0 | acpi:PNP0C0B: |
| +------------+------------+---------------+
| +-------------+------------+----------------+
+-| LNXTHERM:00 | \_TZ_.TZ00 | acpi:LNXTHERM: |
Figure 3. Example Linux ACPI Device Tree
NOTE: Each node is represented as "object/path/modalias", where:
1. 'object' is the name of the object's directory in sysfs.
2. 'path' is the ACPI namespace path of the corresponding
ACPI namespace object, as returned by the object's 'path'
sysfs attribute.
3. 'modalias' is the value of the object's 'modalias' sysfs
attribute (as described earlier in this document).
NOTE: N/A indicates the device object does not have the 'path' or the
'modalias' attribute.
NOTE: The PNP0C0D device listed above is highlighted (marked by "*")
to indicate it will be created only when its _STA methods return
ACPI video extensions
This driver implement the ACPI Extensions For Display Adapters for
integrated graphics devices on motherboard, as specified in ACPI 2.0
Specification, Appendix B, allowing to perform some basic control like
defining the video POST device, retrieving EDID information or to
setup a video output, etc. Note that this is an ref. implementation
only. It may or may not work for your integrated video device.
The ACPI video driver does 3 things regarding backlight control:
1 Export a sysfs interface for user space to control backlight level
If the ACPI table has a video device, and acpi_backlight=vendor kernel
command line is not present, the driver will register a backlight device
and set the required backlight operation structure for it for the sysfs
interface control. For every registered class device, there will be a
directory named acpi_videoX under /sys/class/backlight.
The backlight sysfs interface has a standard definition here:
And what ACPI video driver does is:
actual_brightness: on read, control method _BQC will be evaluated to
get the brightness level the firmware thinks it is at;
bl_power: not implemented, will set the current brightness instead;
brightness: on write, control method _BCM will run to set the requested
brightness level;
max_brightness: Derived from the _BCL package(see below);
type: firmware
Note that ACPI video backlight driver will always use index for
brightness, actual_brightness and max_brightness. So if we have
the following _BCL package:
Method (_BCL, 0, NotSerialized)
Return (Package (0x0C)
The first two levels are for when laptop are on AC or on battery and are
not used by Linux currently. The remaining 10 levels are supported levels
that we can choose from. The applicable index values are from 0 (that
corresponds to the 0x0A brightness value) to 9 (that corresponds to the
0x64 brightness value) inclusive. Each of those index values is regarded
as a "brightness level" indicator. Thus from the user space perspective
the range of available brightness levels is from 0 to 9 (max_brightness)
2 Notify user space about hotkey event
There are generally two cases for hotkey event reporting:
i) For some laptops, when user presses the hotkey, a scancode will be
generated and sent to user space through the input device created by
the keyboard driver as a key type input event, with proper remap, the
following key code will appear to user space:
For this case, ACPI video driver does not need to do anything(actually,