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SubjectRe: [REGRESSION 3.14-rc6] Samsung N150 lid does not "open" after suspend to RAM.
Alright - as I have some spare time tonight, here is the dmesg of one
sleep/resume cycle on an unpatched 3.14-rc8 tree with my usual config +
dynamic debug enabled. After resuming, lid state was still "closed", so
the bug was triggered (and the stale event is removed as stated).

You can find the "EC: 1 stale EC events cleared" Line @ Line 316. I
really did not expect that much traffic from the EC, interesting to get
some insight into that!

Regarding other actions: The system notices removal of the AC cord when
in sleep (xfce4-power-manager reports the correct symbol after the
wakeup), so I guess this is working as it should (as it is handled by
the _WAK-Routine??).

Hope that helps!

Am 25.03.2014 14:23, schrieb Kieran Clancy:
> On Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 8:04 PM, Lan Tianyu <> wrote:
>> 2014-03-24 19:19 GMT+08:00 Stefan Biereigel <>:
>>> Hi,
>>> thank you for the suggestion. The patch resolves the issue on my N150
>>> when applied to a clean 3.14-rc7. Anyways I'm wondering if similar
>>> problems to mine now exist on the Samsung Series 7/9 notebooks?
>>> Is any further action from my part required?
>> Do you have these machines? If yes, please provide the output of
>> dmidecode command.
>> Cc guys of commit ad332c8a.
> Hi guys,
> That's a surprising side-effect, although I guess I shouldn't be
> surprised by Samsung ACPI weirdness anymore.
> If we can, I'd like to get to the bottom of this rather than just turn
> off this fix (which we know works for series 5, 7 and 9 without
> problems).
>>>> 2014-03-24 15:50 GMT+08:00 Stefan Biereigel <>:
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>> starting with 3.14-rc6, the lid on my Samsung N150 behaves weird: My
>>>>> system is set up, so that it should suspend to RAM as soon as the lid is
>>>>> closed. Beginning with 3.14-rc6, the lid goes from "open" to "closed"
>>>>> correctly the first time (and the system suspends), but after resuming
>>>>> from standby (by opening the lid), the lid does not change to "open" again.
>>>>> Of course, closing the lid again does not induce suspend to RAM then.
>>>>> Opening the lid now (while not sleeping), makes ACPI notify the opening,
>>>>> so I guess ACPI "misses" or discards the lid open event from the EC when
>>>>> coming from sleep.
>>>>> Now, closing the lid again does induce suspend to RAM. This behaviour is
>>>>> reproducible: every other time, suspending works.
>>>>> This behaviour seems to be introduced by commit ad332c8a: ACPI / EC:
>>>>> Clear stale EC events on Samsung systems.
>>>>> Which was introduced after 3.14-rc5.
>>>>> When opening the lid to resume from standby, i see in dmesg:
>>>>> Mar 23 22:12:04 little1 kernel: [ 7630.932074] ACPI : EC: 1 stale EC
>>>>> events cleared
>>>>> (which comes from drivers/acpi/ec.c)
>>>>> Seems to me, that the "open" event is cleared from the EC, but also
>>>>> discarded instead of passed on. Shouldn't the correct behaviour be to
>>>>> report all the pending events, read from the EC, as ACPI events? Can you
>>>>> point me in a direction for fixing the issue cleanly, then I will try to
>>>>> find a solution and prepare a patch for this issue.
> Stefan, thank you for reporting this issue.
> Our rationale for discarding the events was that events queued during
> sleep are probably no longer relevant. There could also be other
> unwanted side-effects of blindly executing all of the old
> instructions. But in your case, this assumption might be wrong.
> What command are you using to check if the lid is "open" or "closed"?
> Is it because the screen is not waking up, or some other effect, or
> just because it won't suspend again when it's re-closed?
> Do other events like AC plug/unplug affect any of this if you do them
> during this bad state?
> I'd like to see exactly which EC command byte is being thrown away
> here. If you do something like this (with dynamic debug enabled)
> echo -n 'file ec.c +p' | sudo tee /sys/kernel/debug/dynamic_debug/control
> You should get massively verbose EC stuff filling your dmesg, but I am
> just interested in the EC read/write bytes just before and around the
> "1 stale EC events cleared" message. Grab this out of dmesg before it
> fills with other stuff.
> This will tell us what command we are being asked to run. If you can,
> please do it a few times to see if it's the same command each time or
> something different.
> You can turn the debug output off again with:
> echo -n 'file ec.c -p' | sudo tee /sys/kernel/debug/dynamic_debug/control
> I might also need a copy of your DSDT, if you can send me that
> separately in another email (not to the list):
> cat /sys/firmware/acpi/tables/DSDT > .DSDT.aml
> Thank you,
> Kieran.
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