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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 1/1] Resolve WMI query failures on some devices
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Hi,

On 6/9/22 18:29, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 8, 2022 at 11:32 PM Jorge Lopez <jorgealtxwork@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> WMI queries fail on some devices where the ACPI method HWMC
>> unconditionally attempts to create Fields beyond the buffer
>> if the buffer is too small, this breaks essential features
>> such as power profiles:
>>
>> CreateByteField (Arg1, 0x10, D008)
>> CreateByteField (Arg1, 0x11, D009)
>> CreateByteField (Arg1, 0x12, D010)
>> CreateDWordField (Arg1, 0x10, D032)
>> CreateField (Arg1, 0x80, 0x0400, D128)
>>
>> In cases where args->data had zero length, ACPI BIOS Error
>> (bug): AE_AML_BUFFER_LIMIT, Field [D008] at bit
>> offset/length 128/8 exceeds size of target Buffer (128 bits)
>> (20211217/dsopcode-198) was obtained.
>>
>> ACPI BIOS Error (bug): AE_AML_BUFFER_LIMIT, Field [D009] at bit
>> offset/length 136/8 exceeds size of target Buffer (136bits)
>> (20211217/dsopcode-198)
>>
>> The original code created a buffer size of 128 bytes regardless if
>> the WMI call required a smaller buffer or not. This particular
>> behavior occurs in older BIOS and reproduced in OMEN laptops. Newer
>> BIOS handles buffer sizes properly and meets the latest specification
>> requirements. This is the reason why testing with a dynamically
>> allocated buffer did not uncover any failures with the test systems at
>> hand.
>>
>> This patch was tested on several OMEN, Elite, and Zbooks. It was
>> confirmed the patch resolves HPWMI_FAN GET/SET calls in an OMEN
>> Laptop 15-ek0xxx. No problems were reported when testing on several Elite
>> and Zbooks notebooks.
>
> Perfect!
>
> Reviewed-by: Andy Shevchenko <andy.shevchenko@gmail.com>
>
> Also needs a Fixes tag:
>
> Fixes: 4b4967cbd268 ("platform/x86: hp-wmi: Changing bios_args.data to
> be dynamically allocated")
>
> (I believe Hans can help you and add it on the fly)

Right, I've just merged this into my review-hans branch,
with the Fixes tag added. I'll also include this in my
first fixes pull-req for the 5.19 cycle.

Regards,

Hans


>
>> Signed-off-by: Jorge Lopez <jorge.lopez2@hp.com>
>>
>> ---
>> Based on the latest platform-drivers-x86.git/for-next
>> ---
>> drivers/platform/x86/hp-wmi.c | 6 ++++--
>> 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/drivers/platform/x86/hp-wmi.c b/drivers/platform/x86/hp-wmi.c
>> index 0e9a25b56e0e..d3540dd62d06 100644
>> --- a/drivers/platform/x86/hp-wmi.c
>> +++ b/drivers/platform/x86/hp-wmi.c
>> @@ -290,14 +290,16 @@ static int hp_wmi_perform_query(int query, enum hp_wmi_command command,
>> struct bios_return *bios_return;
>> union acpi_object *obj = NULL;
>> struct bios_args *args = NULL;
>> - int mid, actual_outsize, ret;
>> + int mid, actual_insize, actual_outsize;
>> size_t bios_args_size;
>> + int ret;
>>
>> mid = encode_outsize_for_pvsz(outsize);
>> if (WARN_ON(mid < 0))
>> return mid;
>>
>> - bios_args_size = struct_size(args, data, insize);
>> + actual_insize = max(insize, 128);
>> + bios_args_size = struct_size(args, data, actual_insize);
>> args = kmalloc(bios_args_size, GFP_KERNEL);
>> if (!args)
>> return -ENOMEM;
>> --
>> 2.25.1
>>
>
>

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