acpi_ec: request for review and testing

Fabian Keil freebsd-listen at
Fri Oct 8 17:18:25 UTC 2010

Fabian Keil <freebsd-listen at> wrote:

> Andriy Gapon <avg at> wrote:
> > Here's a patch for acpi_ec that is developed in cooperation with David
> > Naylor who also did all the testing:
> >
> Thanks a lot.
> > The patch quite aggressively changes a few things and tries to make
> > logic more robust with respect to EC behavior.
> > 
> > I ask everybody, who is able to help, to test the patch, please.
> > I am interested in all kinds of reports.
> > If your EC "misbehaves", then there is a chance that the patch will fix
> > that. If your EC works fine, then make sure that I don't break it with
> > the patch.
> About three weeks ago I started getting boot problems which may or
> may not be acpi-related. I reported them on freebsd-current@ in
> the thread 'geli boot issues with recent kernels', the message id
> is <20100918155100.5b74cdb2 at r500.local>.
> I applied avg's patch yesterday and the system (ThinkPad R500)
> bootet successfully from battery, three times in a row.
> Of course this could just have been an coincidence and as I csup'ed
> before applying the patch the problem may also have been fixed in HEAD
> already, but I didn't see any obvious fixes there.

A recent kernel without the patch just booted three times in a
row, too, so all I can say for now is that the patch didn't cause
any obvious problems.

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