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SubjectRe: [REGRESSION 3.14-rc6] Samsung N150 lid does not "open" after suspend to RAM.
I don't know if it is a valid idea, but maybe it would be ok to process
events after resume in general, and only throw away events on those
platforms that continue to log events while in standby (Samsung 5/7/9)?

But after all, it would be better to find the command to tell the EC to
stop recording events and issue that before going to sleep. Is there any
way to find that command (for example on Windows)? Maybe that one is so
generic that we can issue it to all ECs, regardless of if it would
continue to log events during sleep.


Am 25.03.2014 23:56, schrieb Juan Manuel Cabo:
> Just tested with 3.13.7 which contains the EC fix, and I get the same
> discarded event as your pastbin shows, but instead my LID status is
> correctly reported as "open" always.
> So now I'm sure it boils down to your _WAK method not rechecking the LID state (mine
> does, I have a Samsung Series 5 NP530U3C).
> If it did recheck the LID state and issue, then it wouldn't have mattered whether
> an accumulated LID event was discarded.
> So I see two possible fixes:
> 1) Modify the EC fix so that it doesn't discard events and instead processes them.
> or
> 2) Restrict the models to which the EC fix applies, as in Lan Tianyu patch, but
> it needs to be broather.
> Lan Tianyu patch contains just these DMI_PRODUCT_NAME matches:
> 530U3BI/530U4BI/530U4BH
> 530U3C/530U4C/532U3C
> These two should at least be added:
> 530U3C/530U4C (reported by my laptop)
> 535U3C (reported by D. G. Jansen laptop)
> and also, at least all the ones needed for:
> Samsung Series 5 (models NP530U3C, NP535U3C, NP530U3B, NP550P5C)
> Samsung Series 9 (models NP900X3F, NP900X4B, NP900X4C, NP900X4D, NP900X3C)
> I hope this helped,
> Cheers!
> --
> Juan Manuel Cabo
> On 03/25/2014 05:41 PM, Juan Manuel Cabo wrote:
>> I can see a LID event being discarded here on resume:
>> [ 728.861983] ACPI : EC: <--- command = 0x84
>> [ 728.864062] ACPI : EC: ---> status = 0x09
>> [ 728.864070] ACPI : EC: ---> data = 0x5f
>> [ 728.864075] ACPI : EC: <--- command = 0x84
>> [ 728.868054] ACPI : EC: ---> status = 0x09
>> [ 728.868061] ACPI : EC: ---> data = 0x00
>> [ 728.868066] ACPI : EC: 1 stale EC events cleared
>> [ 728.868079] ACPI: Waking up from system sleep state S3
>> the 0x5F event means it's a LID change event (both in your dsdt and mine, look for: Q5F)
>> But there is still something I'm not sure of. So I will test that RC8 kernel tonight on my
>> laptop and let you all know. If RC8 still works on my laptop, then I guess the best would be
>> to make the EC fix specific to series 5, 7, 9 laptops, so your N150 is not affected anymore.
>> Thank you so much Stefan for your in-depth tests!
>> Cheers!
>> --
>> Juan Manuel Cabo
>> On 03/25/2014 05:24 PM, Stefan Biereigel wrote:
>>> 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!
>>> Stefan
>>> 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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