4.9-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.
------------------ From: Hans de Goede <hdego...@redhat.com> [ Upstream commit 5928c281524fe451114e04f1dfa11246a37e859f ] We're seeing a lot of bogus backlight interfaces on newer machines without a LCD such as desktops, servers and HDMI sticks. This causes userspace to show a non-functional brightness slider in e.g. the GNOME3 system menu, which is undesirable. And, in general, we should simply just not register a non functional backlight interface. Checking the LCD flag causes the bogus acpi_video backlight interfaces to go away (on the machines this was tested on). This change sets the lcd_only option by default on any machines which are Win8-ready, to fix this. This is not entirely without a risk of regressions, but video_detect.c already prefers native-backlight interfaces over the acpi_video one on Win8-ready machines, calling acpi_video_unregister_backlight() as soon as a native interface shows up. This is done because the ACPI backlight interface often is broken on Win8-ready machines, because win8 does not seem to actually use it. So in practice we already end up not registering the ACPI backlight interface on (most) Win8-ready machines with a LCD panel, thus this change does not change anything for (most) machines with a LCD panel and on machines without a LCD panel we actually don't want to register any backlight interfaces. This has been tested on the following machines and fixes a bogus backlight interface showing up there: - Desktop with an Asrock B150M Pro4S/D3 m.b. using i5-6500 builtin gfx - Intel Compute Stick STK1AW32SC - Meegopad T08 HDMI stick Bogus backlight interfaces have also been reported on: - Desktop with Asus H87I-Plus m.b. - Desktop with ASRock B75M-ITX m.b. - Desktop with Gigabyte Z87-D3HP m.b. - Dell PowerEdge T20 desktop Link: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1097436 Link: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1133327 Link: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1133329 Link: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1133646 Signed-off-by: Hans de Goede <hdego...@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Rafael J. Wysocki <rafael.j.wyso...@intel.com> Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <alexander.le...@microsoft.com> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gre...@linuxfoundation.org> --- drivers/acpi/acpi_video.c | 14 ++++++++++++-- 1 file changed, 12 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-) --- a/drivers/acpi/acpi_video.c +++ b/drivers/acpi/acpi_video.c @@ -87,8 +87,8 @@ MODULE_PARM_DESC(report_key_events, static bool device_id_scheme = false; module_param(device_id_scheme, bool, 0444); -static bool only_lcd = false; -module_param(only_lcd, bool, 0444); +static int only_lcd = -1; +module_param(only_lcd, int, 0444); static int register_count; static DEFINE_MUTEX(register_count_mutex); @@ -2082,6 +2082,16 @@ int acpi_video_register(void) goto leave; } + /* + * We're seeing a lot of bogus backlight interfaces on newer machines + * without a LCD such as desktops, servers and HDMI sticks. Checking + * the lcd flag fixes this, so enable this on any machines which are + * win8 ready (where we also prefer the native backlight driver, so + * normally the acpi_video code should not register there anyways). + */ + if (only_lcd == -1) + only_lcd = acpi_osi_is_win8(); + dmi_check_system(video_dmi_table); ret = acpi_bus_register_driver(&acpi_video_bus);